Finals of the first edition of the under 20 Peace Cup .

Kekwi
Posted January 23, 2020 from Cameroon

We are in  a world where crisis, famine, natural disasters and what have you are making news daily. The obvious question that comes to mind is, what  is the future for  world Peace? The simple truth is that  there is hope. Yes hope if you and I take responsibility of our actions. As for me, I am so positive about the future especially when it comes to peace. It is for this reason that sustaining peace foundation organized a peace football tournament for Young people below 20 in Garoua to educate them on peace building. 

 

The start of each game was marked by a talk on Peace building. For the three months of the competition, many young people got to understand that peace building was their responsibility too. Why wait for others when you can already  start initiating peaceful activities at your level. Remember peace is possible and starts with you which was the theme of our tournament. 

The team in red won the prize for the most peaceful team. Why? Because there was a day their opponents came one hour late into the normal playing time when the referee had already declared them winners cause the other team was absent. They finally came late an insisted they had a genuine reason for coming late though was out of the rules of the game. Since it was a peace cup, the team in red accepted to play for the sake of Peace. The good news is that they still won that day. 

Empowerment remains the way to peace. 

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Elizabeth Ziro
Jan 23
Jan 23

Wow!
Haha it was definitely your cup. Kudos. I like using "change starts with you" it's self motivating.
I love your strategy ,training before the game, one of the best tactics . Keep going

Kekwi
Jan 24
Jan 24

Thanks so much leader. I am so honored and grateful

Lisbeth
Jan 24
Jan 24

With Peace everything is possible haha. You see the peace ambassadors team won abi hehe.
Take care and stay safe
Lizzy

Kekwi
Jan 24
Jan 24

Thanks so much leader. I am honored

Lisbeth
Jan 24
Jan 24

Welcome dear :-)

Hello, Kekwi,

I am very impressed with all your peace-building ideas, and now you've incorporated it with football. It is so commendable to know that these athletes will be playing with a mindset of a peacebuilder. Wow. Great job!

Thank you for inspiring us again today!

Kekwi
Jan 24
Jan 24

Thanks so much leader. I am so honored

You’re welcome, dear. You’re amazing!

Anita Shrestha
Jan 24
Jan 24

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

Kekwi
Jan 24
Jan 24

I am honored. Thanks so much for appreciating

Jill Langhus
Jan 24
Jan 24

Hello Dear Kekwi,

How are you doing? I love your attitude, especially among all the turmoil there.... you and your work are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.

Kekwi
Jan 24
Jan 24

I am so honored leader

Jill Langhus
Jan 25
Jan 25

The honor is all mine.