Character Education (Democratic Republic of Congo)
IAYSP-DR Congo organized Character Education on four different occasions during April.
In Butembo city on April 4, at Kinshasa city, in Kimwenza district on April 17, in Soleil School on April 24, and to Paturages Verts TV (Green Pastures TV) the 24 as well.
The first conference consisted of bringing together young people from different religious and political persuasions. The theme was humanity and one big family.
Butembo is one of the towns in the eastern part of DR Congo which has been in continuous distress because of the growing insecurity for more than a decade. Its characterized by kidnappings, carnage, targeted assassinations, sexual rapes, and other serious human rights violations, making youth vulnerable.
Therefore, this conference consisted of bringing together and educating the youth of the area beyond any cleavage. The hope is that the activity contributes to the pacification of this part of the country. That, while considering each other and transcending any form of ethnic or religious barrier, Politics.
The second character education session focused on service and practice of living for others, held for the youth representatives of the Kimwenza district to prepare different programs related to the development of that area, particularly that of erosion control.
The third one was an exchange on character education with the students from Soleil 1 and Soleil 2 schools when IAYSP spoke on kindness, defined by its ability to serve others first. An example is fruit trees that produce fruit, which serve as food for humans.
Satisfied with the teachings, the students asked that this continue for the next few times.
Note that the Soleil 1 director, the discipline director of Soleil 2, and the teacher of the religion course in this school also appreciated the activity and promised to receive YSP soon for the rest of the content.
The same day YSP was invited to participate in a television program for young people, called children and wineskins, on the Pâturages Verts television channel. Theme developed: A path for youth.
During the show, the IAYSP team emphasized the importance of Character Education as a response to the issues plaguing today’s youth. Satisfied with the various interventions, the journalist host of the show wanted IAYSP to be available to iron whenever the opportunity arises.