The Liberia Media Center has organized a Peace Education Seminar, bringing together students and academics from the Kofi Annan School for Conflict Transformation, Cuttington University; University of Liberia, AME University, and United Methodist University. The Lofa County Community College and Grand Bassa County Community College were also present.
The seminar launched the Peace and Conflict Studies curriculum, which has been developed jointly by the LMC and educational institutions as part of the Living Peace Project.
According to a press release, the project, which ends in June 2015, includes support to youth peace clubs at the partner institutions. It intends to bring together university and community college students from different cultural and regional contexts in a discussion over peace and cross-cultural tolerance in Liberia.
Speaking at the opening of the program, H.E. Tiina Intelmann, the Ambassador of the European Union noted: “The European Union tends to focus on long term assistance programs. While we understand that strategic infrastructure projects are vital for Liberia, the most important investment we can make is investing in the human capital of your country.”
The European Union is confident that this initiative has a strong multiplier potential and provide the future leaders of Liberia with tools of conflict solution.
The Officer-in-Charge of the Liberia Media Center, Atty. Lamii Kpargoi, recognized the EU for its support to the organization’s peace building program and noted the need to continue the project at other academic levels.
At the close of the day, the Media Center presented digital peace libraries to each of the seven partner tertiary institutions. The digital library comprises of an internet stick and a desktop computer loaded with peace and conflict resolution materials.