The “HWPL Peace Education for Union Day of Myanmar” was held with 34 kindergarten students of Attitude to Ethnics & Competence (AEC) Private High School in Yangon this week.
The education was conducted as a class to honour the spirit and understand the meaning of Union Day, which celebrates the achievement of a federal nation through harmony through ethnic equality.
Through the activities of colouring dolls of the ethnic groups in Myanmar, this class of elementary and junior students can understand that all things are living in harmony with each other, although there are different parts of them. This allows students to realize and practice the importance of coexistence and harmony in our society where diversity exists, knowing that peace can begin when understanding and accepting diversity.
A student who participated in the class said, “I realized the value of differences. I am sure that the world will change peacefully when we can peacefully coexist even we are different.”
The Peace Educations conducted by HWPL and cooperative organizations in this time aims to pass peace down to posterity by instilling peace values to citizens. Citizens who have completed this education will be able to realize peace by knowing and practicing how to transform the violent culture taking place in today's global society into a culture of peace.
HWPL Myanmar delegation team said, “We have visited Myanmar to promote peace by focusing on increasing awareness of the DPCW from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the President of Myanmar for the declaration to be submitted to the UN General Assembly and enhance implementation of peacebuilding efforts globally in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.”
As an international peace organization, HWPL is engaged in peace activities with people who are active in various fields of the global society to achieve peace through the cessation of war. To this end, HWPL is trying to establish a culture of peace that the civil society implements, calling for the support of political leaders from all over the world to adopt the international law of peace, DPCW to the United Nations as a legally binding form.