3 Peace Initiative : HWPL Peace Education
Despite the many differences that exist between individuals, we should all live in harmony in the global village; however, war and conflict currently threaten the lives and safety of all. In order to end war and inherit everlasting peace in the future, we must teach the values necessary for a new era of peace rather than the old ideology that has been stained by war.
HWPL Peace Education’s vision is to enlighten students and cultivate talented individuals with the values and spirit of peace, who can then play a pioneering role in spreading the culture of peace. This education provides a fundamental understanding of the basic principles that human beings must observe for peace to be created. Through the discovery and internalization of these peace values the inner selves of students and their ability to live together in harmony with others in their own community, and even the world, is properly nurtured.
In order to successfully cultivate children and young people as peacemakers, HWPL Peace Education first works to erase previously held ideas and values that are corrupt by directly showing how the world has become evil in the present era, and then plant the peaceful values needed for the new era of peace in their stead. It also introduces a new methodology in which the values of peace can be applied in all environments and real-life situations happening outside the classroom.
The Chairman Man Hee Lee Quotes #4
The Chairman of HWPL, Man hee Lee, said “If there is an answer to peace, then any family of the global village born in this era should become a messenger of peace…ending war and making sustainable peace a legacy for future generations.”
“Countless people have worked for peace on this planet but how much peace do we have today? There will be no greater thing we could leave as a legacy to our future generations than to end war on this planet and create peace.” – The Chairman of HWPL, Man hee Lee
HWPL Chairman Lee highlighted that “education is crucial in realizing peace. The mindset of ‘all armed conflicts can be put to an end’ and the concept of peace should be taught at a young age.” He also emphasized, “Let us all become the messengers of peace and leave the legacy of peace to our future generations.”
HWPL Peace Education Quotes #5
Educator Magda Mansour who was designated as an HWPL Peace Educator on the same day also emphasized that “Our students expressed their enthusiasms of becoming messengers of peace and joined the HWPL Peace Camp. In order to realize peace, young generations should partake in greater peace-building efforts than adults.”
14 year-old student, Lerazz Wehbi described the atrocities of war stating that “War and conflicts drive a happy family into [becoming] refugees, and some face death from famine and starvation.” Seven Halabe highlighted the importance of peace education explaining that “Comforting children in fear of war by saying ‘everything will be fine’ can become a lie. Instead, parents should teach their children about the reality and encourage them to contribute positively to the situation they face.”
HWPL Peace Education Quotes #6
Having dedicated 17 years to teaching, Mr. Mathias Kevin Osimbo, the In-country Representative of Teachers Without Borders in Kenya, said “It’s disheartening to teach people and then they perish. As a person, you might feel like you should give up. But in the contrary, that has even encouraged me more to work so hard and incorporate the concept of values.
I should not just teach for A’s, but teach someone who will be having moral obligations to respect life. Therefore, I am trying as much as possible to see the end, my students being successful and not the students being perished. I’ve been trying my own ways until recently when I learned peace education values through HWPL and implemented it and it has worked. I found the solutions now.”