A Global Family of Young People Building a World of Peace: Character Education and Peace Projects #Cambodia

Throughout November 9 – 10, 2018 in Kampot, Youth and Students for Peace Cambodia organized a two-day youth camp on the theme, “A Global Family of Young People Building a World of Peace: Character Education and Peace Projects Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” This camp aimed to engage youth in contributing towards society through practicing the culture of living for the sake of others, namely a Hyo-Jeong culture. During the camp, YSP Cambodia organized a unique activity called, “True Father’s Walk.” Participants were divided into same gender pairs and then had to carry each other on their backs for two kilometers. The purpose was to experience the heart of Father Moon as he carried his disciple for many kilometers after being liberated from Heungnam Prison in North Korea. Mr. Pheav Hang, Director of the YSP chapter in Kampot, emphasized, “through experiencing Father’s walk each student could develop in applying true love into action by carrying another person and learn how to overcome the difficulties of life with strong determination by not giving up, but moving forward until reaching the goal.”

1. True Father’s Walk


Moreover, during the two-day program, YSP Cambodia also organized a Hyo- Jeong Character Education session, the Peace Road 2018 project, and a Peace Service project in the local community. For the Hyo-Jeong Character Education, education was given on the importance of preserving purity, setting life goals, preparing for building a healthy family, and contributing to society; working with over two hundred high school students. The Peace Road 2018 project combined university students with high school students together in an intergenerational peace-building venture. YSP’s last day program was a Peace Service project to support over one hundred thirty primary school students in the community with stationary and hygiene education.

2. Hyo Jeon Character Education Session and Peace Road

3. Peace Service Project for the Community