GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE WALK

The aim of the walk is to bring awareness to the IYD theme for 2019 (as given by the United Nations), “Transforming Education”.

Inclusive and accessible education is crucial in achieving sustainable development and can play a role in the prevention of conflict. Indeed, education is a ‘development multiplier’ as it plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, decent work and growth, reduced inequalities, action on climate or peaceful societies. Education should lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes, with the content of school curricula being fit for purpose, not only for the 4th industrial revolution and the future of work, but also for the opportunities – and challenges – that rapidly changing social contexts bring.

In cities all across Africa (and the world at large), the Africa for Africa Youth Initiative enjoins you to join in making our voices heard by participating in our Peace Walk. The aim is to walk for 2-4km bringing awareness of the subject matter to our cities in a non-violent outing.

Join Youths at the Global Youth Peace Walk 2019
For more information, kindly send us a message at admin@africaforafrica.org, or call +2348144448377.

SIGN UP FOR THE GLOBAL PEACE WALK

HOW TO ORGANISE A SUCCESSFUL GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE WALK: 10 ESSENTIAL STEPS

THE PLANNING PHASE:

Step 1: Recruit your workforce / team members

To have a successful Global Youth Peace Walk, you need to recruit your workforce / team members. Your workforce are a group of 100 young people who are as passionate as you are about the project as they would be working with you to execute a successful project. Create a group using any convenient social media platform for easy communication and information flow. The process of recruiting doesn’t affect the other areas of planning. The 100 people are to engage at least 1,000 youths to sign up on the website compulsorily which is PRIORITY.

Step 2: Set Goals
Step 3: Choose a route(s) for your walk
Step 4: Consider the legalities for the walk
Step 5: Consider the access of the route in terms of proximity transportation
Step 6: Identify resources required
Step 7: Identify sponsors
Step 8: Plan for other elements
Step 8: Plan for other elements

FINDING PARTICIPANTS FOR YOUR WALK

Step 9: Marketing your Global Youth Peace Walk

You can promote your event in the following ways:

  • Refer and direct your invited participants, media and sponsors to the Africa for Africa Youth Initiative website (https://africaforafrica.org/the-latest/upcoming-events/global-youth-peace-walk) to get more information on the Global Youth Peace Walk. Share updates on the event from the website on your social media platforms.
  • Distribute flyers in strategic places such as within campuses, in parks or where young people spend a lot of time such as shopping malls, salon etc. You can also stick posters about the walk in these places. Direct your invitees to the Africa for Africa Youth Initiative website (https://africaforafrica.org/the-latest/upcoming-events/global-youth-peace-walk) to sign up but also take down the following details using a registration form so that it can be easy for you to follow up on them: full name, email address, phone number, age, gender, tertiary institution attending (if any), and city.
  • Register your event with the Africa for Africa Youth Initiative by sending an email to admin@africaforafrica.org and africaforafricayouthinitiative@gmail.com with details about your event and we will publicize it on our website and our social media platforms.
  • Use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote your event. Create a Facebook page for your walk, invite your friends and ask them to spread the word. You can pay for Ads on these platforms for more outreach. Use the hashtags #GlobalYouthPeaceWalk #A4AYouth to connect to the bigger social media campaign for the day.
  • Send press releases to local media outlets with information about your walk. Also contact your local TV and radio stations for them to publicize your event.
  • As the day of the walk approaches you can use the following publicity strategies via social media and/or email:
    • Update your target participants and invitees on the developments with the walk’s schedule like added entertainment or special guests.
    • A training plan on how to get in shape for the walk
    • Articles about the importance of participating in the walk and recruiting their friends to take part

The final communications via email to participants who signed up and/or social media to targeted participants before the event should include: how to register for new participants, the start time of the walk, reminder on venue for the walk and instructions on how and where to check in upon arrival on the route of the walk, schedule of events and weather forecast.

Step 10: Finishing touches
GLOBAL PEACE WALK DAY TIMELINE