Cote d’Ivoire: Character Education Workshop – IEGT Training Institute

On the 7th of March, YSP-Cote d’Ivoire carried out a Character Education workshop at Bongouanou under the theme: “Preparation for Marriage.” The event took place at the 400-seat theater of the IEGT training institute. With the support of Mrs. Kouame Janet, the youth planned the event in collaboration with the Deputy Director of the Institute. Given the problems faced by the youth, especially students, such a program, which to was meant to help the participants nurture a beautiful personality and build harmonious families later in life, was well received in Bongouanou.

By the end of the workshop, the students had expressed their desire to take control of their lives and turn away from violence and all nonconstructive behaviors. In training leaders of tomorrow, YSP is carrying out Character Education programs to help the youth of Bongouanou to take charge.

Present at this ceremony was Mrs. Kouame Janet, Mrs. Nsimba, Advisor to the Federation of Women, the Director of Construction and his wife, the Deputy Directors of IEGT, Teachers and Parents.

The President YSP-Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Brou Jean Marie Konan encouraged the students to properly understand the importance of marriage and how to better prepare for it. He went on to shade some light on the importance of platonic love (not sexual) between brothers and sisters before marriage.

“It [platonic love] is not about: “No, do not do it…”, but about: “Wait a bit…”

The YSP team explained why love and marriage must go together and why fornication (sexual relations before marriage) brings less satisfaction and more risk. The content was very appreciated by all students. As result, 44 students have registered for membership and a YSP chapter has been opened in Bongouanou.