Mamfe, 23 July, 2022 / 8:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic charity and Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has launched a peace education program in the Diocese of Mamfe to promote a culture of non-violence among young people in the Cameroonian Diocese.
In a Wednesday, July 20 report, ACN notes that the Central African nation of Cameroon has, in recent years, witnessed outbreaks of violence that forced many youths to join militant groups, and left many children traumatized.
“Most schools in the region have been closed for several years and children are often left to their own devices, and several teenagers have joined the armed rebel groups. In the long run, the failure of school education will result in more people being plunged into poverty,” ACN has reported.
The Pontifical foundation, which reaches out to the people of God in countries experiencing extremism says that faced with the violence scenario, especially in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, the Church has launched an initiative that seeks “to provide some answers to the longings of local youth.”
“The Diocese of Mamfe, situated precisely in the Anglophone region, has introduced a peace education program as part of its concern for young people. The aim of this initiative, which is being supported directly by the ACN Foundation, is to promote a culture of non-violence,” the Catholic charity says in the July 20 report.