The year 2023 presented challenges for LACPSA-GHANA, including climate-related disasters and violent conflicts. Their efforts included promoting nonviolence, engaging with the community, educating on climate change, and collaborating with media and emergency services. Their future focus is on engaging educational institutions and continuing to honor their Peace Pioneers.
The National Peace Council of Ghana has commenced conducting peace education campaigns in Senior High Schools to consolidate its peacebuilding efforts.
A total of 285 school children in Ghana have been introduced to peace education, exploring issues and topics of tolerance, diversity, and conflict analysis.
Member of Parliament Alhaji Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo said he will soon embark on a peace education project in the three Northern Regions in the Savana belt of Ghana.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged African governments not to rely on the World Bank and other institutions to decide on the choices they have to make concerning policies and the funding of education on the continent. “We should not get into arguments with foreign agencies about our priorities. We must set our own priorities and we must accept that we must provide the funds to translate our plans into reality,” he said.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has intensified civic education in schools, on duties of the citizenry and the promotion of peaceful co-existence in the Bawku municipality and its environs.