Teaching Character Education in Panama

On June 22, YSP Panama organized a one-day seminar at YSP Headquarter. 12 young people including staff and lecturers attended it.

Esteban Pineda presented “YSP Introduction, Mission and Vision”. He wanted to let people understand how YSP can contribute to peace building. Ms. Isabela De Lora presented character education entitled: What does it mean to be good?

The program highlighted the importance of how grateful we can feel if we are able to fulfill our responsibility. The more we fulfill our responsibility in goodness the happier we become. Being happy is being responsible and to benefit others. Laura De Lora presented the second lesson entitled:  Where do I learn to be good?

She said goodness starts in our family. It starts with our parents. Parents are the first teachers of their children. They learn how to develop their heart and character that helps them to live for the good of others.Ms. Aylin De Lora presented the third and final lesson of the seminar entitled: “Sustainable Peace”. Social problems were discussed. She asked the participants how the sustainability of peace can be achieved despite  many conflicts.

After the seminar, they took a group photo and shared lunch together. Participants were motivated and happy because Youth and Students for Peace have a vision for creating a world of peace. They are interested to continue the lecture series and join the upcoming activities.