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Sport for peace creates cohesion among Aweil youth

Sport for peace creates cohesion among Aweil youth

The Sport for Peace and Culture event competition conducted by Empower Youth Africa (EYA) launched in Aweil West County of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State is helping to bring young people together in a bid to embrace societal unity and peaceful existence.

Garang Athian Deng, the Executive Director of Empower Youth Africa Organization, said the activity was meant to foster positive collaboration between Empower Youth Africa and civilian youth so that they work together.

“It is not just a sport for fun. We wanted to cement the relationship through the activities like sports. It is something that creates a pathway for community policing in Aweil West County to keep peace in the neighbours,” he explained.

Duang Dhieu Duang, Paramount Chief of Gomjuer said such sporting activities were necessary to boost societal growth without a doubt.

 “We need to embrace and work for it. We thank everyone for cheering with us,”

Machol Aterdit, Acting Youth Chairperson in Gomjuer East Payam of Aweil West County urged the South Sudanese to join together and work for the welfare of the society.

“This is the social-cohesion building where you bring young people together to know themselves and interact. It is also important that it happened here in Aweil West County”

He encouraged the young generation to build them and work for the betterment of society.

“Something must bring people together and when people come together, great things happen. So, sports can bring people together from all walks of life and the people can know themselves,” 

He added that it was high time for the young people to build themselves in a bid to build social cohesion. Also, let someone build someone and this is how social cohesion is built.”

He revealed that he appreciates Empower Youth Africa, the National South Sudanese organization, and the State government for joining together.

Empower Youth Africa Organization is champion the program across the country so that the citizens get to know themselves.

The activity was conducted through the financial support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Sweden Sverige.

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