A Nigerian Non-governmental organisation, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) on Wednesday commenced the training of Plateau school children in Peace building.

The Haj. Lantana Abdullahi founded NGO brought together 42 Christians and Muslims teenagers, drawn from four secondary schools in the State to coach them on inter-religious harmony, peace advocacy and tolerance among others.

The program which held at the Plateau Peace Building Agency, Jos, aimed to recruit young girls and boys as positive agents of peace and conflict resolution, a speaker at the forum, Mrs. Justina Ngwobia said.

She said, "our aim is to promote the inclusion and active participation of girls and boys in championing peace process in their communities.

"This provides a safe space for youths from different ethno-religious backgrounds to enable young women and men to interact and learn more about leadership, peace building and communication as well as give them opportunity to find new areas of common ground across dividing lines".

KAICIID Dialogue Center in collaboration with Women for Positive Peace Building Initiative also provides a 'unique' opportunity to educate young people on the causes of conflict, empower them to love and tolerate one another as well as preach peace through their words and actions, Ngwobia said. 

The forum is expected to wrap up today.