*August, 2007* *Vol 2, Issue 12* *Seoul, Korea: Chairman sMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 24, 2007View Source
August, 2007 Vol 2, Issue 12 Seoul, Korea: Chairman's Address Our purpose in gathering here is for the sake of peace. You represent nations who were involved in World War II. That was a time of conflict and suffering. However, now I believe we can be great allies in the effort to build a world of lasting peace.
All people hope for peace. This is a universal value shared by all human beings, regardless of their race, national origin, educational background, or religious belief. The ideal of a world characterized by harmony and cooperation among all people is rooted in the conscience of all people.
The 20th century was a century of growth and development in areas of the economy, technology and communications. It was also the century of two World Wars and the Cold War. The same century that saw the emergence of the League of Nations and the United Nations, was also the world's bloodiest century. More...
Quick Links Liberia: Japanese Peace Ambassadors Visit Liberian President A delegation of Japanese Peace Ambassadors paid a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Monrovia.
The six-man delegation headed by Mrs. Ayumi Hasegawa is in the country to identify with President Johnson-Sirleaf and Liberians in general on the reconstruction of the country.
The delegation, which earlier met with Vice President Joseph Boakai on Wednesday, is part of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF).
The Japanese International Peace Volunteers were accompanied by the President of the Family Federation for World Peace, Rev. Augustine S. Arkoi.
Amb. Hasegawa literally consoled the president in tears in recognition of the post-war reconstruction burden inherited by her administration. She assured the president of their commitment to support the rebuilding of Liberia at all cost. More...
Zambia: Owning the Culture of Heart, Peace and Service
It was a great privilege to be able to spend two weeks in Zambia organizing activities with the local International Relief and Friendship Foundation (IRFF) directors from July 17 to August 1, 2007. We used a holistic approach that combined successful elements of each project effectively. As the special projects coordinator, I visited both Lusaka, the capital, and Ndola, the second largest city in Zambia, in order to connect two projects by bringing the Mackenzie Little Angels from Ndola to join in the larger project and celebration.
In Lusaka, our work involved building a new classroom at the Vision of Hope orphanage, the microfinance program for women of the John Laing community, and the Hibiki Music Ministry.
In Ndola, IRFF sponsored the Mackenzie Little Angels recording sessions and performance tour in Lusaka, and the Supporting Success Scholarship awards ceremony; visits were made to members of the microfinance project. More...
Bangladesh: "Discover True Friendship" Service Tour International Relief Friendship Foundation's "Discover True Friendship Service Tour: Asia Edition 2007" was held in Bangladesh July 10 - 25, 2007. The mission of the service tour was to construct the Jaigeer Peace Center, which will be used for classroom and community development programs run by IRFF, to make a brick road from the main road to the school, and to dig a tube well at the school site. Another important aim is to discover true friendship through service activity beyond the barriers of nationality, culture and religion. Most of construction costs were donated by IRFF-International. The IRFF-Bangladesh primary school is located at Jaigeer village, about 30 km from the capital city of Dhaka.
IRFF-Bangladesh is an international NGO recognized by the Bangladesh government. IRFF-Bangladesh has been maintaining two primary schools in remote villages for more than 15 years, and currently about 500 village children are learning in these schools. Health and community development projects have been added to supplement the schools.
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