|Pax Africana Opens Branch In Liberia|
|Published on July 25, 2008||Email To Friend Print Version
A US-based organization promoting ethnic peace and assisting ethnic groups to help each other in Africa has come to Liberia.
The organization is highly engaged in promoting peace in Africa through education, community development and peace advocacy.
Speaking to this paper at the organization’s temporary Providence Baptist Church edifice office, Pax Africana’s
President the Reverend Joshua Amaezechi said his organization is in Liberia to commission the Resident Peace Ambassador today, Friday, July 25th to immediately commence operations in the country. He said programs and services of Pax Africana involves cross-cultural adjustment, counseling, bridge building events and Peace forum on Africa.
Other programs and services provided includes peace mission in Africa and peace education, scholarship provision and fund for research reporting assistance.
Rev. Amaezechi further maintained that the mission would promote programs for the advancement of education; peace and reconciliation amongst Africans, while it will at the same time develop and promote financial plans to assist students of African institutions who would commit themselves to peace in their countries.
Pax Africana, he went on, will establish and support peace missions in Africa, establish leadership training institutes and consensus building amongst ethnic leaders in Africa.
He noted that the organization will establish educational and social programs aimed at promoting peace and cross - cultural understanding between Africans in America and other groups of people, adding; workshops, seminars and conferences on development needs and issues concerning Africa would become prominent.
Rev. Amaezechi observed that that his organization has approved 15 scholarships in America to be awarded to Liberian students at institutions of higher learning. Beneficiaries, he pointed, would shortly be determined by Pax Africana Resident Peace Ambassador of Liberia.
He noted that these scholarships are established to provide assistance to African students in universities who are committed to peace as their mission is to embark on public enlightment, adult literacy, local projects development and inter-ethnic cooperation.
Since the establishment of the organization in Grand Rapids in Michigan USA, it has established several missions in Africa, and it is now in Liberia.
Pax Africana delegation currently in Liberia includes its Executive Director Mrs. Kathryn Amaezechi and their two kids, John and Chib who leave Liberia on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008.