Tuesday, October 24, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL and IPYG Host Free Korean Class in Thailand!



[HWPL] HWPL and IPYG Host Free Korean Class in Thailand!

Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article from HWPL official homepage regarding free Korean class of HWPL and IPYG (International Peace Youth Group under HWPL)

HWPL and IPYG, Free Korean Class Volunteer Work in Thailand

Last May, a special event was held in Thailand. At the request of Thai civic groups, HWPL and IPYG volunteered to give Korean classes in each region. Korean classes were held at Student Union in Nakhon Sawan on May 13, Northern Region School for the Blind in Chiang Mai on the 17th, and Islamic College of Thailand in Bangkok on June 15 and July 18. About 100 citizens participated and learned Korean.

Student Union in Nakhon Sawan

Due to the popularity of K-pop and Korean dramas, interest in Korea in Thailand is steadily increasing. Accordingly, HWPL and IPYG, headquartered in South Korea, opened free Korean classes as an educational activity to spread a culture of peace, and provided opportunities to experience the Korean language and culture directly to Thai youth, who had only been exposed to Korean culture through the media.

Citizens who participated in the Korean class said that it was a meaningful time to understand and learn about Korean culture, and that if people learn about different cultures through such cultural exchange activities, people will be more considerate of others rather than fighting or causing disputes.

The popularity of the Korean class was especially high at Islamic College of Thailand in Bangkok, where about 1,500 students and faculty members joined as HWPL members. So, at the request of the college, Korean language classes have been held every month since last June. Ms. Chollada Suawong, a teacher of Islamic College of Thailand said, “I think understanding other countries’ languages and cultures and cooperating together is the best way to achieve peace. When we do so, we will be able to pass down a peaceful society to our next generation.” emphasizing that the Korean class from HWPL is having a good influence on the students.

A student from Islamic College of Thailand in Bangkok who participated in the Korean class said, “I have been interested in the Korean language for a long time, but it was a pity that I did not have the opportunity to learn it. I am grateful to HWPL and IPYG for conducting such volunteer activities. I hope HWPL can work with our school more often in the future.”

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