Cote D’Ivoire: Inauguration of YSP
Prepared by FFWPU and UPF Cote D’ivoire
Under the sponsorship of the President of the UPF Cote D’ivoire, Mr. AKA Sayé Lazare, YSP Cote D’ivoire made its official launch on Saturday June 16, 2018, at the National Library of Abidjan-Plateau.
This ceremony brought together 200 people including 150 young people, students, NGO leaders and 50 personalities.
Our goal for this launch was to create an exchange and training framework for youth and students to inspire future leaders who are responsible and committed to develop a strong and emerging nation. So we are going to concentrate on:
- Preparation of the professional career
- Marriage Preparation
- Valuing the family as a guarantee of security and peace.
- Fight against early pregnancy
The theme for the event was “The Role of Youth and Students in Building a Sustainable Peace Culture”.
The ceremony began with the national anthem of Côte d’Ivoire, followed by the opening prayer by Pastor Amichia Joseph. The welcoming address was given by Miss ASSOUAN CHINI, Secretary General of YSP Côte d’Ivoire. A video presentation of YSP’s international and national level activities was next.
Rev. BEUGRE Richard, National Leader of the FFWPU Côte d’Ivoire gave the main message of the launch of YSP. A strong and instructive message that encouraged youth to engage in God-centered responsible behavior, including sexual purity from adolescence to marriage.
The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the certificates of appointment of Mr. Brou Konan Jean Marie and Miss ASSOUAN CHINI Véronique, respectively as President and Secretary General of YSP Côte d’Ivoire.
Mr. Brou Konan Jean Marie emphasized in his message about our role as parents, educators and leaders vis-à-vis young people. He explained that this role goes far beyond giving them an intellectual baggage. What matters, he stressed, is their moral and ethical education, because their values are formed by educating their heart and their personality.
Cultivating the heart and the personality has a great impact on our ability to achieve certain intangible goals, sources of lasting fulfillment and happiness. He ended his remarks by explaining that to realize his hopes and dreams, a young person needs a loving family environment where true love can shape his conscience and his heart.
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