On February 6th, HWPL hosted a Peace Education Development Forum in Africa.
Online PR News – 22-February-2021 – Sydney, Australia – On February 6th, Heavenly Culture World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) hosted a HWPL Peace Education Development Forum in Africa. The forum highlighted the necessity of developing and applying a new educational policy to stop the disparities in education, as well as human right violations, such as the sexual exploitation of children and women rampant in Africa, during COVID-19 pandemic.
The topic of discussion was ‘the Roles and Cooperation of Educations in the Post-COVID-19 Era,’ with 500 people from 24 countries involved in African national education ministries, UNESCO national committees, and MOU-signed schools and organizations joining the discourse.
The host organization, HWPL, is promoting international projects in 25 countries to develop long-term peacebuilding in Africa based on the its initiative ‘Spreading a Culture of Peace’ also proposed by the United Nations resolution.
At the forum, speakers shared examples of implementing HWPL Peace education curricula in their classrooms, and reaffirmed their solidarity in promoting peace as educators in Africa.
A member of the University of Zambia Youths of United Nations Association(UNZAYUNA) as well as the case presenter of HWPL Peace Education, Grace Mutale highlighted the importance of HWPL Peace Education, “Through HWPL Peace Education, I realized that I am the answer to realizing peace and determined to take part in peace work.”
Deputy Director of Ministry of Education Kenya, Science and Technology, Bartholomew Lumbasi Wanikina said, “Peace Education is important since through the teachers, children are able to build and sustain peace in their respective families, friends, community, workplace, and country. Therefore, as educators, we must disseminate the message of peace so that children can have peace and have a sustainable peace,” emphasizing the responsibility and the role of educators in building sustainable peace.
The General Secretary of Cote d’lvoire National Commission for UNESCO, SORO N’ golo Aboudo, also said, “We would like to have an associated school so that this culture of peace program is taught in these schools, and so that the children are really aware about the issue of peace and especially the issue of nonviolence.”
During the forum, HWPL signed an MOA (‘Memorandum of Agreement’) with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kenya, and signed Peace Academy MOUs (‘Memorandum of Understanding) with 13 schools. HWPL’s department of peace education will work closely with peace academies to appoint and train on and offline peace educators and conduct pilot classes on the value of peace.