LITMOW (Love In The Midst Of War)
Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation
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Madagali, Adamawa, Nigeria
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Human Rights

Summary

The Love In The Midst Of War Project seeks to promote dialogue, teach people how to show love, promote peace and live in unity. It is also an avenue that is working towards rehabilitating survivors of the insurgency in Northern Nigeria by giving them access to education, food and clothing among other necessities of life.

Problem

Most of the conflicts, disagreements and absence of peace being experienced in Nigeria are as a result of lack of understanding and people not accepting to embrace others who don’t practice same religion as them or are not from the same tribe or ethnic group. The project will address the need to cooperate with one another in order to promote peace, resolve already existing conflicts and hinder possibilities of future peace and conflict-related issues. Based on observations and studies, we believe that so many issues can be avoided through proper education, enlightenment and collaboration. This can be linked to mind-sets which have been built from childhood and from what they were taught at places of worship, customs and tradition. This project seeks to address these issues in good enough ways possible and bridge the gap.

Solution

  • Encourage long-lasting conversations that will include religious and traditional leaders among other important people in the community; knowing fully well that such people are very influential and lead the people.
  • Raise passionate young people in rural and/ or urban areas affected by conflicts, terrorist attacks and insurgency to become peace ambassadors and furthermore work closely with them.
  • Change the mindsets of people and make them more peaceful with and among one another
  • Reduce incidences of wars, conflicts and likelihood of young people to be used as weapons of destruction.
  • Make peace a lifestyle and disarm hate

Below are steps which will be taken to solve the problems which have been stated: –

  • Seminars/ workshops in selected communities and states aimed at including religious leaders, traditional leaders and other peace advocates
  • Education and training programs for young people who will be later on referred to as peace ambassadors in their respective communities
  • Exchange and story telling
  • Sensitization programs and outreach visits to selected internally-displaced people’s camps to uplift their spirits and also make them a part of our project.
  • Discussions on social media to engage many more people and encourage them to be more involved.
  • Dedicate special days such as International Day of peace etc to amplify our cause more.
  • Street campaigns and partnerships with media houses (radio, television)

Expected Impact & Benefits

  • Make life better for as many survivors as possible
  • Change the mindsets of people and make them more peaceful with and among one another
  • Reduce incidences of wars, conflicts and likelihood of young people to be used as weapons of destruction
  • Make peace a lifestyle and disarm hate

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