Youth education key to curbing violence, social vices – Envoy

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By Chinenye Offor

Abuja – Mr Mohammad Abo-Seriah, Head of at the Syrian Embassy, says it is imperative educate youths if the country hopes curb violence,other social vices and wars.

Abo-Seriah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday Abuja, that educating youths on the effects of and social vices through movies, was of the best ways the increasing security challenges the country.

He said that the message would be most effective through movies than through text and advocacy on radio and television.

According him, cinema is medium that is easy to transfer ideas, ideology, policy, cultural and issues to other people.

“To write a short story about a zone a book might be three to five pages maximum, but it will pass the message across optimally, it is clearer when you see it movies.

“You can also have a better understanding of other countries’ habits, cultural education, economy and politics through movies.

“So this is our target; to use the Asian festival and films to showcase cultural values and educate people for the promotion of ,” he said.

He advised countries to embrace cultural transfer as away of achieving a peaceful world.

“We have asked other countries to join us to push and transfer their culture.

“We are using the movies to talk and show people the crisis Syria; that will help them understand what people are going through zones.

He explained that many people were unaware of the Syrian crisis, adding that photos and images from the war would better explain the extent of damage and avoidable loss of lives.

According to the envoy, education through movies would help people understand what is to be expected in the if some of these challenges are tackled.

He also stressed that learning from the Syrian experience through movies, those being recruited into terrorism and other acts of violence, as well as those supporting such crimes would have a rethink.

The envoy also advocated for increased sensitisation using religious leaders and groups, as well as socio-cultural groups and organisations on the negative effects of war and the importance of to the growth of a .