Peace is the bedrock of development of any community because in the presence of conflicts, economic development is the last on people’s mind. Over the years we have become enveloped in an atmosphere of prejudice arising from multiple incidents of ethno-religious clashes which has been transmitted from generation to generation resulting to lack of trust amongst people from different tribes. An atmosphere where some tribes and class of individuals feel they are better than others and hence distribute the public resources unequally without minding how others wallow in poverty. This situation has resulted in some people feeling marginalized and thus see their future unclear.
As consequences even if years pass, people still have more negative tension which causes hatred and the feeling to revenge is on the increase. Communities where people do not share same identity and a Nigeria where citizens are grouped according to their background needed to be addressed.
This situation impacts negatively on Nigeria’s development and as such more hands are needed in tackling these challenges.
Presently, Galaxy4Peace is making efforts to bridge the peace gaps between the opposites by creating the space where young people from different tribes can learn about each other’s experiences. Teaching them respect, tolerance, empathy, forgiveness, Integrity, honesty, dignity, trust and values as tools to living a conflict free life.
The more these young people come together; it results in a new relationship not based on their tribes, culture and social strata but a relationship based on love, forgiveness and tolerance.