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Generations for Peace aims to touch the lives of 40,000 children by the end of 2009

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Generations for Peace aims to touch the lives of 40,000 children by the end of 2009

Peacemakers from Swat Valley and northern Sri Lanka among Amman delegates.

Launch of the Generations for Peace camp 2009

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan, founder and chairman of Generations For Peace, has set the initiative a target of touching the lives of more than 40,000 children by the end of this year.

Founded in 2007, Generations For Peace has already held three hugely successful international camps; two in Amman, Jordan and most recently in Abu Dhabi, UAE, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, bringing together leaders of youth from divided communities and training them to use sport to unite the young.

At the launch of Generations For Peace Amman Camp 09, HRH Prince Feisal welcomed more than 70 delegates from 15 countries who will be taking part in the 10-day programme and said: “The world is littered with conflicts – between nations, communities and factions within those communities. The reason you are here is to help do something to help promote peace and understanding in the regions that you know best – your homelands.

Reaching 40,000 children by the end of 2009
“The target for Generations For Peace is to reach 40,000 children by the end of the year, 250,000 within the next three years and 6,000 adults as trainers and instructors. And that is why you are here.

“Over the next few days, your lives will be transformed – you will learn a wide range of skills and techniques which will allow you to help and support people affected by conflicts – and in particular young people who get caught up in these tragic situations at a time when they should be developing the positive skills that will enhance their lives and those of their communities.

“You will become leaders, using your training here to help others to follow your lead and create a self-perpetuating programme for lasting peace. You will no doubt face many challenges along the way – but I have no doubt that you will succeed in your task of helping the young people of the world to better futures.”

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 23:00

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