Launching YSP Activities at Attécoubé #Cote d’Ivoire

Together with the support of the Mayor of Attécoubé, Mr. Paulin Claude Danho, YSP Cote d’Ivoire partnered with Attécoubé Peace Council to launch its activities at Attécoubé Municipal High School on April 18. The ceremony brought together two hundred fifty people, including two hundred students. The purpose of this event was to create a framework for exchange and training for young people and students to inspire future leaders who are responsible and committed to shaping a strong nation. The theme of the event was, “The Role of Youth and Students in Building a Sustainable Peace Culture.”

The ceremony began with the national anthem of Ivory Coast, followed by an opening prayer by Mrs. Adamou. The welcoming address was presented by the Representatives of School Heads. YSP President Mr. Brou Konan Jean Marie imparted the main speech where he emphasized the role of parents, educators and young leaders. He further explained that this role goes far beyond simply giving youth intellectual knowledge. Importantly, moral and ethical education holds equal significance in a young person’s development, since it is our values that are forged by the education of our heart and personality.

Jean Marie ended his remarks by explaining that to realize hopes and dreams, a young person needs a loving family environment where true love can shape his/her conscience and heart. After the conference, Loukou Pierre Kanga was appointed as the President of YSP for Municipal High School. Mr. Richard Beugre, the Secretary-General of UPF Cote d’Ivoire, gave a word of encouragement on behalf of the President of UPF, His Excellence AKA Saye Lazard. Beugre congratulated YSP and Attecoube Peace Council for the victorious launch.

The concluding speech was delivered by the sixth Deputy Mayor who represented the Mayor of Attécoubé. He expressed the Mayor’s wish to nurture the youth of Attecoube into responsible young people who are committed to a peaceful and clean town through sanitation projects. The ceremony ended with a group photo, and a cocktail at a Peace Ambassador’s home.