The Central Regional Peace Council has organised a peace education at St. Michael Girl’s School in Cape Coast to drum home the values of non-violence and social justice to peacebuilding.
At the celebration of the school’s Catholic Educational Week, Dr. Joyce DeGraft Acquah, a member of the Council, said students who are exposed to or witness violence can experience acute and long-term damage to their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
The consequences, she noted, could be lifelong and transgenerational, cascading into economic disadvantages and reduced quality of life.
Dr Acquah indicated that peace education activities help to address these problems by promoting knowledge, skills and attitudes.
That can help people to prevent the occurrence of conflict, resolve conflicts peacefully and create social conditions conducive to peace.