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January 2013

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Scouts promoting peaceful elections in Ghana

“Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best”

GHANA - The Ghana Scout Association as part of its MoP project titled “Scouts promoting peaceful elections in Ghana” organized a press conference after the several pockets of post-election violence.

Lord Baden Powell, Founder of Scouting

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The event was held on Wednesday, 19th December 2012 at the Ghana International Press Center, in Accra and attended by about a 100 people (Scouts, other youth organizations and the media). The objectives of the Press Release were; 1. 2. 3. 4.

Make a statement calling for peace after the 2012 elections Officially unveil the MoP project Interact with the media Continue to rebrand our image to Ghana

As already noted, the event was held to make a confirmed statement from the Scouts on the series of post-election violence dotted in most of the cities, this created panic and fear for most members of the two main political parties but also alarmed most Ghanaians who went about the normal everyday business. Partners to the Peace Project gave brief solidarity messages to support the Ghana Scout Association in not only the press statement but with the entire peace project. Some of the partners present were; 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Ghana Girl Guides Association Head of State Award Scheme (HOSA) Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) Ghana Red Cross Society National Cadets Corps Student and Youth Travel Organisation (SYTO) St. Johns Ambulance

The press conference also took the opportunity to inform the people present of the MoP project and some of the activities done and others yet to be implemented in the regions

UPCOMING EVENTS EVENT

DATES

COUNTRY

Founder’s Day

22nd February 2013

Celebrated at NSO Level

Africa Scout Day

10th – 14th March 2013

Ethiopia

Southern Africa Zonal Youth Forum and Conference

9th to 11th and 12th to 14th April 2013, respectively

Gaborone, Botswana

STAY IN TOUCH!

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