GFP, YDF establish GFP Club

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Generations For Peace (GFP) and its local partner organisation Youngstars Development Initiative(YDF) last Thursday establish a GFP club, at St. Peters Mission  School,  a private basic and secondary school located at Ashaley Botwe in the Adentan Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The decision to establish the GFP club, according to the Country Director of YDI-Ghana, Naa Adei Boateng, follows successes chalked through the use of sports-based games as a vehicle   for integrated   education which has led to massive behavioral change among children and youth. Generations For Peace  believe the successes chalked   must not be allowed to fade away  hence the formation of the GFP Club; the first of its kind in Ghana.
“Through   the   GFP   school   club,   we   intend   to empower   the   members   with   skills   (economic empowerment skills) which would go a long way with  them   (even  after  their graduation   from  the school) using empowerment for peace”, says Naa Adei Boateng, YDI’s Country Director.
According to Adei Boateng, the administrationof the club would be premised on two functions:“First,  creating enabling environment to  develop and   improve   club   members’   skills   in understanding, practicing and sharing expressions of change (i. e. Taking responsibility, developing respect etc) using sport. It is the observation of the implementing   team   that   through   this first approach, members of the club continue developing values   consistent   with   the   GFP   brand   (and this principle is of very dear interest).”
The   GFP   club,   the   founders   say,   will   be   more practical in its engagements, as it intends to equip members   to   make   meaningful   contributions   to society.
Meanwhile, the Director of the St. Peters Mission School,  Dr.  Moses  Adu-Gyimah,   has   expressed appreciation to Generations for Peace and its local partner Youngstars Development Initiative –Ghana for their consistent efforts in changing the lives of many of his wards.
He is optimistic the club will further consolidate the gains from GFP’s activitiesas well as sustain the changes so far seen in the target community.
GFP and YDI Ghana honoured Dr. Adu-Gyimah with a citation for his tremendous assistance given to the two organisations during the implementation of Sports for Peace Programme for Children Project at the school.

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