Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Jul 29, 2022
Imaginative District Governor Omotunde Lawson, FCAI aka Koseleri (First in History) has just launched Pioneer District 9110 Rotary Peace Corps in Public Schools.Friday, 29th of July, 2022 marked the launch of Rotary Peace Corps, an initiative similar to the Rotary Peace Centres in Universities across the world.
The month of July started and ended with the introduction of innovations by the DG, part of which include the newly launched District 9110 Global Rotary Radio. Marking the end of the month was the launch of the District 9110 Peace Corps in 25 public Junior and senior secondary schools adopted by Rotary Club of Akoka.
Addressing attendees at the launch, the DG who is a member of Rotarian Action Group for Peace and a donor to Peace Centre, Makerere University revealed that establishing peace corps in public schools has been her long desire. The launch was followed by the training of the 25 Pioneer School Peace Advocates teachers, as well as one student from each of the adopted schools.
“This is a vision I have conceived over the years as an educator for almost 44 years and as a Past Peace President”.
This laudable project is in partnership with Peace Arena for Youth Foundation, headed by Dr. Doyin Ogunyemi, a Peace Scholar sponsored by district 9110 who is now a Rotarian with Rotary Club of Akoka.
Also collaborating with the district on the peace corps project is Rotary Club of Akoka, as well as St John Ambulance, Nigeria headed by Rotarian Orube, the Imaginative President of Rotary Club of Akoka, Education District 6. The teachers who have been trained, will in-turn train 30 students each in their schools as Peace Ambassadors using the International Peace Jam curriculum for a period of 10 weeks.