1-Day Character Education Workshop for the Youth of Yala, Nigeria
IAYSP Nigeria organized a 1-day character education workshop for the youths of the Yala community. There were 230 youth, aged 14 and up, who participated in the event. Most of these participants were children of couples who had participated in a marriage rededication program. The event took place at the local government Council Hall.
This event was carried out in order to educate the youth whose parents and family members participated in the previous program. In addition, it focused on helping solve the local tribal clashes which had already taken the lives of three young people.
The MC for the event, Mr. Henry Oko, ensured that everything went smoothly. During the program, Mr. Ekpo Raphael Ogar, President, IAYSP-Nigeria, gave introductory remarks. This was followed by Mr. Paul Jeremiah, special representative from Sun Moon University in Korea, who is currently doing his internship in Nigeria, and Mr. Bong-Shim Edward Uke, Vice-President, IAYSP-Nigeria. They both gave presentations on Hyo-Jeong Character Education. The final presentation was by Mr. Ogar, who placed an emphasis on living for the sake of others and called out the representatives from the two rival tribes to restore peace to the community.
Interactive sessions were held allowing participants a chance to contribute by expressing their views.
The youth expressed interest in being part of YSP activities and attending the upcoming educational seminar. The elders present expressed how much they wished that all local chiefs and community elders had been present at the event. They felt very inspired by the content and how much YSP is investing into their youth. Mr. Uke gave the closing remarks and certificates were awarded to new YSP members.