Edmond Alim Forna, president of the Campaign for Peace and Non Violence, Albert Academy Branch, has called on colleagues to establish an atmosphere of non violence and peace especially during the ongoing Inter Secondary Schools sports competition.
The Campaign for Peace and Non Violence in schools, which was established in 2006 immediately after the formation of the National Commission of Democracy, main aim is to campaign for peace and non violence in schools so that secondary schools will be violence free.
“We are engaged in the sensitisation of HIV/AIDS among school going pupils,” said the 11-year-old president who further noted that, “peace is useful for our existence and also for national development and that is why we are trying very hard in our campaign for a violence free atmosphere especially during this year’s inter-sec.”
Forna also disclosed that in a bid to achieve a violence free inter-sec, they had written a letter to the various schools. “We will use one of their days in the week to talk to them about the need for a violence free inter-sec. because inter-sec is not meant for fighting but for us, school children to have fun.”
He added that, “we are not only limited to small arms, but also campaign against small arms, drugs abuse and HIV/AIDS, as well as to sensitise young girls about their dress code. We are really working very hard to ensure non- violence in schools and the country as a whole.”About their achievement, Forna stressed that to really make sure they achieve their goal, the Albert Academy branch recently organised an inauguration ceremony. He called on his colleagues to eschew violence as they should go to the inter-sec in peace and love.
“We should know that the days of fighting have passed and we, the children should stop going around fighting each other as we are the future leaders,” he concluded.
By Betty Milton