In commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Peace, the Inclusive Community Education and Development Association (ICEADA) Thursday held a peace event at Sitti, a remote rural community in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano, Nigeria.
September 21 of every year is observed as International Day of Peace around the world, this year’s event was themed: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” and it was based on the TOGETHER global campaign that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.
The event was organized under ICEADA’s Youth for Healthy Community Initiative (Y4HCI) project whose mission is making youth serve as agents of peace building, conflict mitigation and resolution using the tool of football, the project is being supported by the United States Embassy in Nigeria.
Y4HCI was borne out of the understanding of the sheer efficacy of football – with its attributes of team work, team building and game spirit – to bring about sustainable and socially responsive youth engagement safe spaces for peace, tolerance and civic responsibility.
Prof. Muhammad Bello Shitu, ICEADA’s team lead said the nonprofit was working towards ensuring peace and hope for everyone in the world by expressing love and kindness to everyone.
“Youth should work to ensure peace in their society; ICEADA has established a link between football, youth and achieving peace in the society, football’s value could help in bringing about peace in the society. The youth should be of good character and help us to promote peace in the community,” says Shitu.
The Inclusive Community Education and Development Association is a nonprofit organization working to promote inclusiveness in policy and service delivery in the areas of health, education security, and environment.