Four Family Loves #Suriname

On March 23, YSP Suriname conducted their second Four Family Loves Seminar at FFWPU HQ, Wanica. This event acted as a continuation to the Four Family Loves seminar that was held on March 16. Three lectures were presented: “Sustainable Peace”, “Brother and Sister’s Love”, and “Free Teens.” In attendance were eleven youths, including: one university student, three high school students, ten modern school students, two elementary students and three guests.

The first lecture, “Sustainable Peace”, was presented by Mr. O’Niel Kasanoemar. He said that corruption and accidents are rampant in the world today since people make wrong choices in setting their priorities – living for the sake of others is not the priority. Kasanoemar was followed by the second lecture, “Brother and Sister Love”, given by Silma Rotgans. She said that children are not necessarily brother and sister strictly based on them sharing the same DNA, but rather the way they are raised by their parents makes them brothers and sisters. The aspect that matters is we have a common origin and we are capable to love. We can practice siblings’ love by teaching and learning about sacrifice and responsibility, and how to protect nature.

Furthermore, a third lecture was delivered by Mrs. Claudia Rotgans on “Free Teens.” By using recent statistics, she explained why young people have to practice abstinence. Different consequences where shown if abstinence is not practiced. Lastly, Mr. Roël Rotgans stated the reason why the Free Teens Lecture had to be included in the program. The topic is of significance due to the fact that the highest rate of STD’s is found in youth from ages fifteen and older. Therefore, if young people contemplate making better choices and stay abstinent they can improve their country. Likewise, they can keep themselves busy with studies, and work towards pertaining attitudes of goodness and public service.