Ghana: Inauguration of Youth and Student for Peace

Prepared by YSP Ghana

The launching of the Youth and Students for Peace – Ghana chapter, was held on the 31st August, 2019 at the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the National Scouts Association of Ghana, and the Association de Scout du Burkina Faso.

About 200 young people participated in the jam-packed event. Activities such as, the Peace Seed Bequeathal, the Ambassador for Peace Award, the Peace Water Ceremony and the Global Legacy of Peace Protocol—all initiatives of the True Parents that are  modified to the needs and aspirations of the young people in Ghana, and in line with the values of the Unification Movement, were carried out during the event. Scouts Troops in military style performances brightened up the atmosphere and these were followed by a musical presentation by the YSP Music Department. 

Remarks came from Commissioner Boudi Holly, the Head of the National Scout Association of Accra, and his counterpart from Burkina Faso. Both commissioners expressed their joy over the launching of a new global association, a “new kid on the block.” Commissioner Boudi commented that, he was profoundly touched by the new and extraordinary approach on Conflict Resolution and Peace Building module which YSP is promoting.

The two countries’ National Scouts bodies then publicly agreed to work hand-in-glove with YSP Ghana for the substaintial transformation of the young people in these two friendly and neighboring countries.

With exuberance and youthfulness, the National Coordinator of FFWPU, Pastor Aidu James, declared the Launching of YSP in Ghana, while the National President of YSP, Rev. Tegha King led three thundurous cheers of “Eog Mansei.”

Even the threatening rains were seen suspended in the sky, unable to perturb the inauguration ceremony that took place in open space. It was glaring in the atmosphere and in the presence of everyone that, a new chapter in the history of Ghana’s Providence had just begun.

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