News from Universal Peace Federation: Paraguay Report - July 2008
July 2008 Vol 3, Issue 12
Celebrating the Volunteer Spirit in Paraguay Asuncion, Paraguay - Thousands of schoolchildren in the Paraguayan capital have found a new passion this month: service to their city and pride in the difference their volunteer efforts can make. Wearing bright blue Global Peace Festival T-Shirts with the slogan "Asunción - my city" on the front and "One Family Under God" on the back, fifteen out of the seventy schools participating gathered this morning for a final clean up and celebration along Ave Projectada 21 in one of Asunción's poorer neighborhoods.
Teams of kids from the different school split up to cover the 21 mini parks located along the wide boulevard. Each park had its own character - one would be just a dirt football field, another a grass park, a third set up for volleyball. But all had similar problems --- small mountains of garbage, large and dangerous rocks and stones littered about, and unkempt and unclear pavements along a busy highway.
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In This Issue Celebrating the Volunteer Spirit in Paraguay Global Peace Festival Hottest Ticket in Town Young People Start GPF Paraguay by Giving GPF Paraguay - Building Grassroot Programs Feature Video Global Peace Festival Hottest Ticket in Town Asuncion, Paraguay - Thousands of excited and eager Paraguayan teenagers and young adults besieged a popular radio station in downtown Asuncion today, in response to a promotion offering pairs of free tickets to the Global Peace Festival scheduled to be held this coming Saturday. Even though the Stadio Olympico is one capital's top venues and holds more than 25,000, expectations are high that it will be completely sold out come the weekend.
Young People Start GPF Paraguay by Giving Asuncion, Paraguay - A thousand people waited on line in cold, raining weather on June 27 to donate jackets and food and receive tickets for GPF Main Program in response to a call for supporting a local charity program by the Popular radio station.
GPF Paraguay - Building Grassroot Programs
Asuncion, Paraguay - GPF Paraguay has been publicized in newspapers such as ABC newspaper and Diario Social. Behind this popularity lie the local programs and service projects that are building momentum for GPF Paraguay. Currently there are eight ongoing efforts promoting "One family under God." All activities encourage people to get involved in the social impact program and the main GPF program the first week of July.
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