MESSENGER OF PEACE

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As our nation’s leaders continue to aspire for sustainable peace in Liberia, Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia, from its embryonic stage in 2008 has remained committed to peace in Liberia.

There is no bigger sign of this commitment than our foundation values of advocacy for Peace Education and non-violence through the concept of volunteerism. We remain the bearer of peace messages and take the lead role for Peace Advocacy involving youth in Liberia.

One of the hallmarks of MOP-Liberia is the meaningful involvement and active participation as well as engagement of young people in advocacy programs for peace. At MOP-Liberia, what we have discovered in our nascent years of existence is that at the heart of most Liberian youth is the quest for peace to prevail.

Our values, as presented last week, are centered on preparing young people in schools and communities for peace and non-violence through the transfer of knowledge and skills.

In keeping with those goals, young people are actively involved in peace building initiatives such as the “21 Days of Peace Activism in Liberia” Community Sensitization Campaigns and formation of peace clubs in schools. They are also challenged to find a practical application of acquire information during the mentoring programmes.

We are always willing to do the little things that contribute to the attainment of sustainable peace in Liberia. MOP-Liberia’s vision is to become one of the great Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), youth driven, voluntary movement in Liberia and the

Sub-region which stands for key peace values and is not afraid or reluctant to stand up for peace and non-violence.

MOP-Liberia is a conscientious objector to any form of violence anywhere in the world. It remains committed to the key peace values of hard work, building trust, honesty, tolerance and respect for human dignity and diversity.

As MOP enters its sixth year of operation, it has earned a reputation for not just being passionate but is recognized as an organization with a compassion for peace and is an advocate for non-violence. These are traits valued by several institutions (The Carter Center-Liberia, Liberia Peacebuilding Office, United Nations Mission in Liberia, United Nations Volunteer Programme, International Alert, Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation) and more international and local partners that MOP collaborates with as we execute our programmes on Peace buildings in the country.

MOP takes very seriously its responsibility to provide a peace loving and child friendly environment for young people from different cultural backgrounds in all learning environment in Liberia.

Our mission is to inculcate our shared values to young people in the various peace clubs (in schools and communities) spread across the country.

It is our expectations that young people who benefit from our programmes and inculcated with our core values would be great examples of the dedication and commitment that MOP-Liberia stands for.

Peace, above all. Peace First. Let Peace Prevail.

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