Saturday, January 18, 2020

Peace and Unity brought by DPCW


“A Day of Marching Toward Peace,”
 [The Peace and Unity brought by DPCW]


http://hwpl.kr/en/news/view/191215450/0/80StudentsDressedinManyNationalOutfitsParadeforPeaceandtheDPCWinthePhilippines





80 Students Dressed in Many National Outfits 
Parade for Peace and the DPCW in the Philippines


The Theme of HWPL is the Peace and Unity Brought by DPCW.


The Philippines has a history of many conflicts and wars, which connects with the local’s consistent enthusiasm for peace showcased in a series of HWPL peace movements. 25 October, another peace event was held with some 200 students and their families at Bethel Knox School. The event offered participants a chance to think about peace-related values and taste Korean culture.

To celebrate United Nations Day, 24 October, students of Bethel Knox paraded in a variety of costumes representing different cultures and nations. Paraders dressed in respective national dresses marched and chanted, “Spread the culture of peace,” the title of the 10th article of the DPCW, stirring air of hope amongst the audience for a world united with peace.

The DPCW (Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War) has 38 clauses, which again form 10 articles, including articles like “Prohibition of the Threat or Use of Force” and “Friendly Relations and the Prohibition of Acts of Aggression.” The Declaration is repeatedly recognized as some of the most effective instruments which could realize what the United Nations stands for — peace and the cessation of wars.

Sarah Garduque, the principal of the school who planned the event, said, “The event had a lot of preparations to make, especially in planning the concept.” But one thing came first to her mind — the theme of HWPL is the Peace and Unity brought by DPCW. It turned out to be “a great idea,” she remarked.

After the parade, students presented dance performances to celebrate “a day of marching toward peace,” followed by a multicultural feast with international cuisines including a boodle fight, a traditional Filipino meal.

Bethel Knox students recently started taking the HWPL Peace Education program, and their faces gleamed with excitement and anticipation for a future of peace throughout the event. Bethel Knox is offering the HWPL Peace Education program to inspire students with the spirit of peace and nurture future peace activists. Peace Education is set to serve as a building block to bring people of diverse ethnicities and cultures together to call for peace. Students who finish the Peace Education courses will become the beacon of a brighter and more peaceful future.

http://hwpl.kr/en/initiative/lawForPeace





HWPL Peace Education, Peace Puppetry in Hong Kong




HWPL Peace Education:
"The Peace Puppetry Workshop"

HWPL Peace Education: "the Peace Puppetry"
Once upon a time theree was an old man called former Rael.
He owned a beautiful farm in the country.
The farmer kept chickens cows, horsed pigs, sheep and a donkey called Zac.
He loved the animals and they loved him too.... the peace cow,,,,.




On October 20th, the Peace Puppetry Workshop was hosted by St. Barnabas Society and Home in Hong Kong, where the conflict on freedom and human rights is becoming more intense. Twenty-nine people attended the event, including children, the founder of Koolamundo, and a University of Hong Kong graduate student, who was a project volunteer.

In a society where competition is becoming fiercer and ties are becoming weaker, the children, who are the future leaders of Hong Kong, learned about humanitarian values such as peace, love, communication, and humility through animal puppets. The children were able to learn the importance of diversity through hands-on experience, instead of theory-based desk work.


HWPL’s peace education: the children learned about respecting diversity
and peace through the Peace Puppetry Workshop


They also created different sentences using peace-related vocabulary such as, “the word ‘peace’ is like a friend who we can understand and love.” The children said that they learned how to understand and love each other through the values of peace and humility contained in the story.

Mengxia Gao, a University of Hong Kong graduate student who was in charge of the play, said she was impressed by the event and that it was a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about peace while playing. Kimberley Kleczka, the founder of Koolamundo, mentioned that “The play was meaningful since it helps to understand the moral instructions behind the story.”

Just like how the children learned about respecting diversity and peace through the Peace Puppetry Workshop, HWPL’s peace education aims to instill a value system focused around peace so students can have the correct understanding of peace and take the lead in spreading a culture of peace.


HWPL’s peace education aims to instill a value system focused around peace so students can have
 the correct understanding of peace and take the lead in spreading a culture of peace.