Ukraine: Building a Peaceful Society
FFWPU Ukraine: The all-Ukrainian meeting for blessed families was held on April 25, 2015 attended by over 30 families. Participants talked about responsibility of blessed families and the importance of developing our relationships with each other through communication.
Interaction Peace School Lesson
The meeting for Peace School students in Kiev Family Center “Family House” was held by UPF Ukraine on April 2, 2015. It was attended by 30 people, including 11 young volunteers from Korea. The meeting comprised special training program “Interaction” with interesting games and tasks. After that, we video recorded the interview with Jeremy Gilley, the founder of Peace One Day organization. This video record we sent directly to Jeremy Gilley.
The meeting was very exciting for all participants. Ukrainian and Korean students eagerly made friends and everybody enjoyed the meeting a lot. The atmosphere was so emotional and warm that students unwilling to go home kept on communicating with each other even after the end of the meeting.
The concluding Peace School meeting at Kiev school #291 was held on April 16, 2015. It was attended by representatives of 14 schools; 17 students presented their projects. There were many interesting and original projects on: ecology, education, historical research, and service projects. Students demonstrated their creativity in organizing and carrying out the projects. The Peace School Commission carefully considered and evaluated each project. The results will be announced later.
The 8th WFWP annual international conference
The 8th annual international conference related to Mother´s Day was held on April 29, 2015. It was sponsored by WFWP Ukraine. The event on “Women’s Sensitivity and Commitment as the Key to Peace” took place in the Kiev International Convention Center, Ukrainian House. The conference was attended by leaders and representatives of governmental and public organizations, prominent artists, educators, scientists and international guests from Japan – totally about 500 people.
The conference was related to the role of women and mothers in building a peaceful society and the role of national and international non-governmental organizations in expanding the idea of human values. Also the annual «Woman of the Year» awarding ceremony was held during the conference. Eight Ukrainian women received the award in different nominations for their sincere contribution to development of education, science and culture in Ukraine.