The world is more becoming a global village; it has become very crucial that its people work together to ensure peaceful co-existence and respect for each other irrespective of their religious backgrounds, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. It is also essential that we train the young ones to study, use, produce mankind-friendly technology, and avoid indulging in new tricks such as becoming cyber gangsters and hackers.
A peaceful world will be possible only if citizens worldwide seek to understand one another in a globalized manner. With the skills to resolve conflicts and seek freedom and justice for humanity, the West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation (WACPF) represents the actual definition of Peace Education implementation across Ghana’s schools, communities and the ECOWAS Regions. The people of the world should appreciate cultural diversity, respect one another, and protect the earth upon which we all live. This objective can only be achieved through mass education in sensitive areas of our environment, schools, communities, churches, mosques, markets etc. There have been problems in recent decades from political instability, economic constraints, and natural disasters. All of these are factors that have led to conflicts in the world today. The lack of amicable solutions to solve most of the world’s most significant issues of our time has become a bottleneck to peace and stability in the world. Therefore, the West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation (WACPF), to promote peace and security globally, is getting people from all walks of life involved in its campaign.
Looking at the research on Peace and Justice, it is high time that Youth, teachers, Pastors, Imams, community leaders, Government Officials, and school administrators encourage a curriculum on peacebuilding. It does not only mean teaching and spreading information about peace, but it is also about implementing the methods and provide means whereby peace can prevail and everywhere.
Peace must openly and massively spread and preached everywhere, especially among the youth and leaders in our respective societies. We cannot depend on subliminal, incidental learning or a hidden curriculum. Peace must be actively pursued both by leaders and the youth, in every human aspect and educational system. Peace must be an interdisciplinary topic to become a part of our attitude and behavior.
The youth have a significant role in this campaign because they will be the leaders of tomorrow, and they are often the victims of the uncertainties. The sustenance of global harmony, peace, and prosperity is yet to achieve across the world.