Youth Leadership and Educators Workshop (United States)

Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) USA was invited to speak at a leadership workshop hosted by the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) USA at 4 West 43rd St, New York, NY. The workshop was held for youth leaders and educators and YSP spoke on the topic of character education and service to a delegation of 25 people from Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Guyana, and the Caribbean. All the participants either had positions with their country’s education ministries, were leaders for countries and regions, or worked with UNESCO.

Naria Gaarder presented on YSP’s peace perspective of Living for the sake of others as the key and foundation for creating sustainable peace and Naokimi Ushiroda presented on the Peace Designer program for putting together peace projects and included breakout sessions and discussions with the delegation. Because most of the delegates spoke French a translator helped with translating the presentation content to the audience. Both presentations were to introduce aspects and perspectives of peace and service that could be implemented in the education systems of the countries the delegation was representing.