Three winners emerged from the 2Face Peace Awards which held on Saturday, Sept. 21 2013 (World Peace Day) at the Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja. They received N1 million each to use in furthering the various peace causes they have been involved in.
The Awards kicked off the Million Voices for Peace campaign being run by the 2Face Idibia Reachout Foundation. The winners were selected from a pool of young people aged between 18 to 35 whose initiatives helped in promoting peace in their areas for at least 18 months.
The winners were: Kyenpiya Jessica Makan-Nyabam of the CLAPAI (ChildLove And Protection Advocacy Initiative) Orphanage, Jos. CLAPAI was set up in 2006 by Kyenpiya and her husband, Emmanuel, an ex-professional footballer, to cater for children orphaned, affected or infected by
HIV/AIDS. They also care for children outside the orphanage and Emmanuel uses sports to engage the older youth in the community to foster peace.
persons and mobilizers for other peace projects in Nigeria.
The third winner was Zainab Sandah who also received an honourable mention. She is involved in mobilizing and assisting the conflict prone Rigassa community in Kaduna in their efforts to access public sector education. She assisted in setting up a VSAT with computers for a community skills centre.
you will be very surprised and disappointed. “As award winners, you are now peace ambassadors. People will be moreinterested in what you do. You have to continue to maintain the high
standards you have set,” he said.
Present at the event were the president of the Kudirat Initiative forDemocracy (KIND), Hafsat Abiola-Costello, who gave a speech urging the rich to support d poor more; the Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) who represented by David Manya Dogo and Prof Braide, DG IPRC and the representative of the First Lady’s Peace Mission Mrs Betty Bassey.
The 2Face Peace Awards was supported by APURIMAC, Action AID, UNDP and KIND.