What can the youth of Africa do to promote peace? For a very long period of time, most African countries have been affected by several conflicts. This sometimes causes a civil war. In the long-run, peace is disrupted. An environment that’s not peaceful is totally unbearable. It’s also not conducive for any form of productive activity to be carried on. The youth comprise the majority in these African countries. Therefore, society must embrace and empower them in order to promote peace in these countries.
PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION ACTIVITIES BY THE YOUTH.
There’re several activities which the youth of Africa can engage in to promote peace in the country. Some of these include but aren’t limited to the following:
ORGANIZING PEACEFUL MOVEMENTS.
Planning for these peaceful movements within the country greatly helps to promote peace. This is because people of different backgrounds, religions, tribes, and ethnicities come together and interact freely. Civil education is brought on board to teach people the importance of living in peace and harmony.
VOLUNTEER IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.
This can include participating in several activities within the community. Some of these activities include; visiting the sick in hospitals, cleaning the towns, visiting children homes, visiting the elderly, among others. This is a great way of giving back to society. Hence, it strengthens the relationship of people within the community and also promotes peace.
SUPPORT FELLOW TALENTED YOUTHS.
A lot of youths have different talents. Some are talented in sports, music, and even art. Building a platform that can support these youths is also a great way of promoting peace in the society. This is because they will focus on their growth rather than engaging in crime, drugs and other harmful activities.
ATTEND BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS.
Such meetings are held within the country occasionally. Therefore, the youth should purpose to attend them. Here, they’re able to listen to their leaders and also express their views on matters affecting them. This helps to create a bond between the government and the community. Hence, promoting peaceful co-existence within the community.
CONCLUSION. The above ways aren’t exhausted. The list is endless. The youth are always the main focus hence the community must also support them. A peaceful country gives people the opportunity to work well and promote its economic growth. Therefore, we all should be against violence.