Children and Young People Living for Peace

 

As not for profit organisation, we co-design homegrown solutions to local problems with our community members. We create safe spaces for locales to take lead in delivering local solutions to their local problems in their communities, so that no one is left behind.

Our interest is to leverage on the  population of Africa for accelerated productivity and economic growth.

We are here to raise and mentor young volunteers for Africa we want through  the strength of youthfulness in Africa. Showcase African talents and resourcefulness to the benefits of world competitively.

At the heart of what we do, is power of imagination for human capital empowerment including promotion of transparency and accountability for good governance.

We design small but very impactful social solutions to dispel, disrupt and deconstruct negative narratives among young people, activate and catalyze citizens actions by putting information in their hands for social good.

We came essentially to help lift people out of poverty through agriculture as sustainable solution. The use of technology, creativity and innovations to re-engineered social eco system.

Recognizing the relevance of Agenda 2030, our effort is geared at achieving SDGs through partnership and colloboration.

Convinced about UNSCR 2250, we are creating more spaces for young people from local  to global peace champions.

Realizing the importance of Agenda 2063; with  a mindset of Africa we want, we are synergizing with other like-minded Africans all over the world to make this agenda a concrete reality.

Confirming that peace is what we need for progressive West Africa, we shall pursue passionately for the translation and attainment of ECOWAS Agenda 2020.

We came to promote youths and women’s participation in politics and in leadership process. To galvanize youth and women power in building resilience to corruption, drug abuse, radicalization, violent extremism leading to terrorism for global peace.


We affirm that nobody is born a kidnapper, violent extremist, suicide bomber, terrorist etc, but they are all tendencies that are learnt and influence by things around them.

We also affirm that nobody is born a peacemaker, peace agent, peace activist, peace extremist etc, but they are tendencies learnt by things around us.

CYPLP has chosen to target the poorest parts of the society, recognizing that these are most vulnerable to violent conflict, abuse and neglect including HIV and AIDS.  We work to localize, translate and interpret what Sustainable Development Goals mean to rural poor. Connecting children and young people to tangible benefits by simplifying what SDGs is all about. To us, children are SDGs.

Using sport, dance, music and drama to communicate our programs have yielded measurable impacts on the lives of our target groups over years, including out of school children.

We  work through schools, orphanages and slums with core intent of creating peace of mind to vulnerable children and young people in Africa.


    To educate and enlighten young people on the culture of peaceful coexistence, unity in diversity, mutual respect for one another throughout Africa.


To mentor and raise young social change champions in Africa, spark the spirit of volunteerism among Africans that will drive Africa’s self sufficiency and sustainability.



 

 

 

 

  • Research and Survey
  • Focus Group Discussion
  • Studies/ Case Report
  • Independent Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Data Management
  •  Capacity Development
  • Advocacy
  • Concept Development
  • Education and Enlightenment
  • Sport
  • Sexual Assault Referral Center
  • News/Publication
  • Psycho Social Support
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Consultancy

 

 

 

 

 

  • Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Climate Change
  • Youths
  •  Violent Extremism
  • Agriculture
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Renewable Energy
  • ICT 4 Development
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Migration
  • Human Rights and Justice
  • Hate Speech
  • Good Governance
  • Budget Tracking

OUR STRATEGIES

 

 

 

 

 

  • Seminar/workshop via simulation at schools, etc
  • Music and Dance- Open spaces.
  • Sports – football, basketball, snooker etc
  • Outreach and Publication – Press release, interviews, articles, blogs etc.
  • Road walk and Rallies
  • Production and Distribution of  publicity materials- handbills, posters, stickers etc.
  • Media- Radio and TV jingles,
  • Billboards.
  • Social Media Engagement
  • Competitions.

Testimonials

 Since my desire to volunteer with CYPLP organization, it has open a lot of opportunities especially my trip to Egypt to represent the organization for a training; Preventing Radicalization and Extremism Leading to Terrorism. Those whom I met where people I never thought of. My perception of so many things has changed and knowledge increased.

Zainab A’shadleeyah


 I was reluctant coming for this workshop – “Young Community Leaders Initiative”. I didn’t really understand it, but I encouraged myself to attend and am glad I did. My mindset has changed on so many things. I have learn new things, and old things in new ways. Initially, I thought my community is where I live. But No, this program presented a new dimension to it, that community starts with me, then my family, neighbors, friends and colleagues, including the people we meet each day. And that if we are to change the world, we can influence change from ourselves, to our family, neighbors, friends and people we meet. That was something unimaginable to me and I thank CYPLP Team for this opportunity. I will go out there and be the change I want to see, and change my community. Thank you Mr Dennis for this wonderful initiative.

Sophia I. Okoubulu


“I thank CYPLP for bringing this program – Road Safety Awareness to my school @ Government  Boys College, Kaduna. Before now, I knew some of the things that are taught to us today. But I never knew most of them the way I have now.

One thing I enjoyed about the program was that, it was informative yet entertaining such that all of us were carried along.

I will try my best to pass on this information to my peers and also take to volunteering to drive change in my community. This is best ever experienced program in my life so far. Thank you”.

Kabiru Zakariyya (SS 3byStudent).


 

This program TAX EDUCATION is timely but not everyone will understand it, especially the theme – “when it matters most”. I and my colleagues are happy.  We now know why our parents pay tax and should be paying tax. I am empowered through this program to know that I can hold Government to accountable and demand for open governance and transparency as citizen. My take away is that as I grow, I will pay my tax, and not just pay but pay it into the right source for expected development. Thanks CYPLP Team and please reach  out to others like me too in other schools, so that we can have more voices for amplification in future. God bless.

Mariam Musa – Head Girl, Nasscity Academy.

 


Click Image result for newsletterand read our latest newsletter here-

  1. September/October  2017 – http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Newsletter-sept-2017.pdf
  2. November edition 2017-      http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/November-Newsletter.pdf
  3. January/February 2018-      http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/vol3.pdf

4. April/May 2018 edition –  http://cyplp.net.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/April_May-Newsletter-1.pdf


To support us


 

 

Talk directly to our Focal Person – Amb. Dennis, on +234 8036464525

Or

Email – dennisekwere1@gmail.com

 

Click and watch video-

 

Interview of student after peace education program.

Interview of participant – Kaduna Agric Business Workshop for youths and women, 2018.


In sole partnership with

       Kode Advertising Enterprise

www.Kode.org.ng