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Progress Report of the piloted rural peace project



Ghana National Association of Teachers-GNAT, Volta Region
National Youth Council-Ghana



    1. Project Description

The project aims at instilling a sense of peace building among rural inhabitants in selected communities in the, Upper East, Upper West, Northern Volta, and Eastern Regions of Ghana whilst assisting the some deprived rural schools (Junior High and Senior High Schools) with teaching and learning activities.

The project is focusing on providing peace education in schools and within rural communities, forms “Peace Fellowship Network-a youth wing of the Centre” in the schools whilst assisting with teaching of various subjects.

The project is utilizing volunteers who are students and members of Peace Fellowship Network from KNUST, Legon and UDS. Each volunteer participated in a training program at the beginning of the program. This training program aims at providing peace education skills, effective teaching and learning skills, and leadership skills to the volunteers.

The project is being implemented by African Centre for Peace Building (AFCOPB) with a solid project team instituted and directly overseeing to the implementation. Partnership was drawn from educational institutional Heads, PTAs, Community leaders, Community and the community inhabitants.

 Duties of the volunteers

  1. Assisting in Teaching of various subjects
  2. Formation of Peace Fellowship Networks in the schools they are posted to
  3. Community Mass Peace Education
  4. Participating in all school activities per the school’s calendar

2.1 Recruitment and posting of volunteers
Positing of volunteers started May 20, 2010 and forty four (44) Volunteers have been recruited and posted to nineteen communities in five regions. Below are the details:

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