ACPCMID-YEAR 2009 JULY PRAYER-2 - Six Peace Building Pillars.pdf
Members of the African Children of Peace Clubs (ACPC), Lagos Education District 1 Chapters, held their 4th Mid-Year 2009 Intercessory Prayer for Peace on July 18, 2009. The theme of the prayer was MAKING THE CHILDREN IMPORTANT - BUILDING A PEACEFUL LEGACY. The prayer centered on the six pillars for youth peace and nation building which are (1) the Pillar of Family, (2) the Pillar of Community Life, (3) Children as Pillars, (4) the Pillar of Peace, (5) the Pillar of Love, and (6) the Pillar of Prayer.
Over 150 children, drawn from Education District I in Lagos State, participated at the prayer conference with their parents, teachers, and club chaperones. Representatives of 11 royal palaces participated at the prayer alongside other palace chiefs, community leaders, men and women of God. The prayer meeting also serves as a precursor to the launching of more ACPC at royal palaces and the appointment of royal fathers, royal mothers, palace chiefs and community leaders, as community pillars of peace. By founding the ACPC at royal palaces in addition to schools, we believe we are reaching the grassroots proactively for youth peace and nation building. We also believe that by reaching out to every sector of the African community, we are working toward the fulfilment of our divine vision, Africa, the Future Land of Peace.
The African Children of Peace Club (ACPC) is an affiliate of African Foundation for Peace and Love Initiatives (AFPLI). The ACPC, targeted at children ages 5-12 is the first of four school-based peace clubs through which AFPLI is promoting its youth peace and nation building initiatives in Nigeria. The second school-based peace club is the Youth Peace Alliance Club (Y-PAC) targeted at teenagers attending junior and senior secondary schools. The third is the KAIROS Peace and Love Club, targeted at young adults attending institutions of higher learning such as the polytechnics, colleges of education and universities. The fourth is the New Peace Legacy Club targeted at fresh graduate doing their one year national service through the National Youth Service Commission, NYSC. The youth peace and nation building works with a concept of 20 year long tomorrow for peace building. Eeach of the four peace clubs segues into one another to coincide with the 9-3-3-4-1 education/school system in Nigeria.
These clubs are easily replicable. Anyone interested in promoting the youth peace and nation building clubs can contact Rev. Dr. Titus K. Oyeyemi at firstname.lastname@example.org.