2face Gives N6 Million For ‘2face Peace Awards’
2face Idibia has introduced the ‘2face Peace Awards’ which aims to promote peace and support young Nigerians involved in peace projects in their communities. In a press release, 2face says the award will select that six winners in the following categories;
1. Women-led Peace Building,
2. Youth Peace Building,
3. Peace Building in the environment,
4. Projects on urban violence and
community peace building,
5. the use of technology or Social
Media for peace building and
6. Mediation directed at reducing
violence against women and girls.
N1million cash award would be
presented to each winner. They will
have the opportunity to attend key
global peace summits and exchange
programmes in 2014. 2Face will mentorthe winners and also assist them in sourcing for funds. Also read his words below according to Nation Online.
Idibia said that almost a quarter of the world lived in areas affected by
military or civil conflicts. He, however, noted that there were young people who were busy building bridges across communities.
“These young people are mostly
unnoticed but you will find them
working hard in various places,
educating people and helping to
manage conflicts and promoting peace.
“They have become community leaders in peace building reconciliation and
post -conflict reconstruction, thereby
establishing themselves as the next
generation of leaders.
“As we march towards Nigeria’s
centenary celebrations in 2014, more
than anything else, we choose to
celebrate these young unsung heroes, who are active in their communities, promoting peace.
“We want to celebrate them through the ‘2face Peace Awards’’, ‘’ Idibia told NAN.
The award judges would assess
applicants, based on impact of their
projects, innovativeness and
sustainability overtime. The winners
will be announced during the UN Peace Day event, scheduled for September 21.
This is indeed a great initiative.
You can be part of the process by
signing a petition, volunteering and
nominating qualified young people at the The 2face Reach-Out Foundation
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