Soccer messenger ‘Didier Drogba’
Have you ever seen a soccer game? When is the most exciting moment? Nothing made more dramatic snapshots, however, than the come-from-behind victories. But there is something more exciting! The protagonist is the hero of Chelsea, English Premier League (EPL) striker Didier Drogba, who is considered as the best striker of the 20th century from the African continent. During his prime as a soccer player, how was his family? They are so happy because of their son, is it really true? Finally you can know why he is a Soccer messenger.
Cote d’Ivoire Brutal Civil War
In 2002, the people of Cote d’Ivoire religious conflicts between Catholics and those practicing Islam led to a brutal civil war. Can there be a war without death? It resulting in the deaths of thousands of people and a massive number of refugees that reached around 700,000 people. Just when he was playing the final match of the World Cup qualifier, the people in his hometown were dying.
At that time, Cote d’Ivoire was defeating Sudan 3:1. Drogba and his teammates knelt to the ground in front of the camera that was streaming live all over Africa.
“Today, we beg you, on our knees…
Please lay down your weapons, hold elections, all will be better.
We want to have fun, so stop firing your guns.” – Soccer messenger, Drogba
Who can change the world?
He appealed to both sides to stop the war for even just one week. In front of his sincere, pleading voice, the hearts of the people were moved, and both the government and the rebels put down their guns. The civil war that had been raging for four years finally came to an end and the beginnings of peace were witnessed. In 2007 the government and rebel group signed a major peace treaty. But what is clear is that any outstanding person can’t achieve peace alone. We can become a messenger of peace and make a change. Do you know? HWPL is a volunteer group that has been formed from such individuals who have a sincere heart for peace. HWPL emphasized we can do it. Then, we can be called peace messengers.
“Let us all become messengers of peace and leave peace as a legacy to future generations.” – hwpl
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