Johannesburg 24 February 2017 – In a world filled with violence, terrorism and injustice, to many, the idea of peace has become merely just a vision as these unsettling acts continue to affect innocent people in communities around the globe. Violence serves as a reminder of how relevant and necessary peace is in today’s society. The Peace is Possible campaign encourages all individuals and communities to come together to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of peace.
Youth-led organisation Junior Chamber International South Africa (JC1) believes that the collective actions of community coalitions will bring humanity closer to establishing an everlasting world peace. For this reason, JCI South Africa, through the Peace is Possible campaign chaired by Mr Tshepo Thlaku, seeks to foster an environment where shared collaboration and open dialogue occur between all sectors of society, making peace more than just a vision — but a possibility. The campaign mobilizes young people worldwide to create awareness, advocate, take action and commit to an everlasting world peace.
The worldwide adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development is just one step toward achieving this peace. As JCI, we believe that it will take the collaborative effort of active citizens everywhere, working to advance these 17 goals, to make peace possible.
The dialogue – titled Peace, Equality and Justice – will take place at Regiment, 35 Ferguson Road, Sandton on the 28th of February, from 18:00 – 20:00.
The dialogue will be moderated by Mr Thlaku, with JCI Secretary General – Mr Arrey Obenson as one of the panel members alongside Betreace Achaleka – Author of Follow me to Africa, JCI SOUTH Africa National President – Bridgett Majola, JCI Tshwane Local Treasurer – Kholisa Ngalo and Founder and CEO of Her Luxury Material – Ms Dorothy Amuah.
JCI focuses on developing skills, knowledge and understanding among young South Africans. The purpose of the organisation is to empower youth to be able to make informed decisions and take action to address the critical challenges of their time.
JCI South Africa is a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI), an international membership-based non-profit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world. JCI is affiliated to the United Nations and seeks to establish networks of young people committed to making a positive impact on their communities and creating sustainable change.