Programmes: Sport For Peace for Youth, Sport For Peace for Children, Dialogue For Peace
Generations For Peace first introduced its activities in Ghana in 2013 in the city of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region. We began by implementing our Sport For Peace Programme for Youth in Kumasi before expanding our impact to the country’s capital of Accra in 2016 through Sport For Peace Programme for Children and transformative Dialogue For Peace activities.
The scope of challenges that GFP’s programmes address in Ghana is wide: Kumasi and Accra are hubs for political violence between the ruling National Democratic Congress and its primary opposition, New Patriotic Party. GFP programmes have engaged youth in Kumasi and are currently engaging students in schools and universities in Accra to counter the verbal and physical violence along political lines. Additionally, the social diversity characterising Accra’s population shapes the demographics of its students, leading to heightened bullying, intimidation, discrimination, threats, and actual physical violence. GFP addresses these through specialised sport-based activities and intra and inter-group dialogue sessions that establish respect and create a safe, positive learning environment.