Since YTF’s founding in 2000, we have worked relentlessly to revitalize participation in disenfranchised and marginalized communities by empowering young people to play a positive role in Africa’s nascent democracy. We have found that engaging youth in a non-threatening and collective manner, has the potential to fuel excitement for the vision of democracy and to create self-sustaining communities.
Conceived and developed for African youth, ages 13 – 17, PeaceOpoly is an online and mobile game that teaches youth about the importance of developing their communities and promoting peace and democracy in Africa, starting in Nigeria. Youth learn how to take chances, be creative problem solvers and look at conflicts from different angles.
- To educate African youth on their rights as citizens in an enabling environment that fosters open communication about democratic structures with respect, tolerance, negotiation and compromise.
- To empower African youth to be peace actors while promoting democracy in their region and preparing them for future governance and leadership roles.