Thursday, February 15, 2024

[IPYG] IPYG's Christmas Day in Namibia!



[IPYG] IPYG's Christmas Day in Namibia!

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 regarding IPYG(International Peace Youth Group, a youth group under HWPL)'s affiliate group in Namibia.

Warm Gesture of Sharing in Havana, Namibia: Christmas Event for Children Unveiled

Volunteers and children joyfully engaging in hand painting

On December 16th of the past year, the collaboration between the Rob Youth Foundation and IPYG Namibia branch brought forth a festive Christmas event for children in Havana, Namibia, as part of the year-end celebrations.

Havana, located in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is recognized as one of the poorest areas. Residents endure dilapidated facilities and living conditions, where even basic necessities like electricity and water are scarce, negatively impacting the health and safety of the community.

This event, specifically organized for the most vulnerable group: children, featured congratulatory messages from leaders, simple games, drawing sessions, hand painting, and food-sharing. The children enjoyed a time of creating warm and peaceful memories while indulging in healthy and delicious food.

Approximately 450 attendees, including children, local residents, and volunteers, participated in this event, drawing significant attention with the involvement of four local media outlets.

Robert Maseka, the founder of the Rob Youth Foundation, expressed gratitude to IPYG and the volunteers who contributed to the event, expressing anticipation for future collaborations with IPYG to organize more impactful events.

IPYG Namibia and the Rob Charity Foundation previously collaborated in September of last year on a community clean-up initiative in the vicinity of Katutura Public Hospital. Both organizations plan to continue exploring the local community for promoting unity and a culture of peace in the Namibian community. They aim to expand the youth network, engaging in various volunteer activities to contribute to the development and peace of the local community.

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