DBDCA: Youth Need Non-Violent Skills
Duluit Bol Deng Association members in a group photo (file photo by Rose Keji Benjamin):
By: Kitab A Unango
The Executive Director of Duluit Bol Deng community Association (DBDCA) has said that youth needed to be taught non-violent skills to prevent them from conflict.
Barjok Maduok Akoon said youth should be taught positive attitude skills that engage them in preventing conflicts.
“We want youth to have positive attitudes and concentrate not to involve themselves in political debates that cause conflicts,” said Maduok.
He was speaking during a training workshop organized by the DBDCA in Juba on Saturday to empower the executive body of Duluit Bol Deng Students Association in Universities and Higher learning Institutions in Juba.
Mr. Maduok added that the training was aimed at conflict preventive measures and to equip youth with skills that would enable them to appreciate the value of team work, positive attitudes and peaceful coexistence.
Geng Bol Secretary for Academic Affairs of Duluit Bol Deng Community Association urged his fellow youth to be organized and to shun criminal activities that undermine peace and stability in the country.
“Youth are the back bones of South Sudan. They should abstain from practicing dangerous activities such as taking alcohol and smoking opium that endanger the stability of our country,” Bol said.
On her part, Monica Del a student at Upper Nile University pointed out that people were all equal adding that the women were to be given the same opportunity with their male counterparts.
“Whatever man does a women can do. Ladies should be trained in leadership skills like male. The skills I have gained will help me lead a positive responsible life in the community,” Del said.
Duluit Bol Deng community Association is a non-political organization that aims at developing and enhancing the capability of youth. DBDCA is funded by the members in diaspora and through contributions by its members in the country.