Zamboanga City. Some seventy (70) young leaders actively participated in the Trainers’ Training last Monday, September 29, 2014 at Akay Sofia Hall, Claret School of Zamboanga City in preparation for this year’s Mindanao Week of Peace Celebration. The young leaders from the different communities in the City underwent sessions on the Culture of Peace, walked on the Six Paths to Peace and learned the Roles of Youth in peace building. During Fr. Angel C. Calvo’s inspirational message, he emphasized the importance of the youth and their participation in peace building while Mr. Joshua Pierra, MyDev Technical Skills Coordinator and Lead Facilitator of the said training emphasized more on the importance of learning the basic concepts on peace, Mindanao Week of Peace and volunteerism.
At the end of the training, majority of the youth committed, showed enthusiasm and was declared as official volunteers for this year’s Mindanao Week of Peace. Some members of the Youth Solidarity for Peace (YSP) were the facilitators of the said training wherein they were able to share their experiences as they have volunteered in PAZ for the many years.
The training was spearheaded by Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ),Youth Solidarity for Peace, in partnership with ZABIDA-MyDev and Claret School of Zamboanga City.