As a not-for-profit organization, Center for Peace & Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) has embarked on awareness talk shows to campaign against Violence and Cultism in some schools in Okpe and Uvwie Local Government Areas of Delta State to prepare the youths for a better future.
The peace advocacy NGO chose Opete, Ugborikoko, Ugbomro and Iteregbe Secondary Schools in Uvwie LGA, as well as Orerokpe, Oha, Eradajaye and Egborode Secondary Schools in Okpe LGA as pilots with a plan to spread the initiative to other schools in the State.
At Orerokpe Secondary School, the CEPEJ team was warmly received by the School Principal, Mrs. Otebele E.A who praised CEPEJ for the initiative, and commended its National Coordinator, Comrade Sheriff Mulade for his selfless service to humanity of which her school is a beneficiary.
Meanwhile, a CEPEJ Programmes Manager, Mr. Sam Ideh sensitized students on the risk of drug abuse, gambling, sexual assault, pipeline vandalism, bullying and other unlawful and anti-social acts which erode our moral values, produce half-baked graduates, behavioral disorders, as well as premature death, amongst other negative consequences.
For her part, CEPEJ's Corporate Manager Administration and Finance, Mrs. Tina Agidi illustrated the CEPEJ message with some picture notes captioned “A Minute Enjoyment May Lead to Everlasting Pain,” “Sex is Worth Waiting For, Don’t be Involved in Premarital Sex,” “Shun Cultism and Violence,” among others.
Also speaking, Mrs. Ovuodo Ayebatari-Gow appreciated the Management and teachers of Oreropke Secondary School for their support for the Africa for Peace initiative.