Education and Skills Development: OPAD believes that education and skills development are essential for empowering youth to actively participate in peacebuilding and justice initiatives. By providing access to quality education, vocational training, and life skills development programs, OPAD equips young people with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to contribute to peace and justice efforts. Education not only enhances their understanding of social issues but also empowers them to advocate for their rights and the rights of others.
Meaningful Participation: OPAD recognizes the importance of meaningful youth participation in decision-making processes related to peace and justice. Young people have unique perspectives, innovative ideas, and a deep passion for social change. OPAD actively involves youth in the design, implementation, and evaluation of its programs and initiatives. By creating platforms for youth to voice their opinions, contribute their ideas, and actively participate in peacebuilding and justice activities, OPAD ensures that their voices are heard and their contributions are valued.
Promoting Youth Leadership: OPAD believes in the power of youth leadership in driving positive change. Through leadership development programs, mentorship, and capacity building initiatives, OPAD empowers young people to take on leadership roles in peacebuilding and justice efforts. By nurturing their leadership skills, OPAD enables young leaders to mobilize their peers, advocate for their rights, and initiate community-based projects that promote peace, justice, and poverty alleviation.