Albania: “Educating Children and Young Generation with the Feeling of Tolerance and Understanding ”

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By UPF Albania, Lubin Argjir

We had an event on October 22, 2016 in Vlora city in collaboration with the Tirana Local Peace Council and the private educational institutions “Elite” with 70 participants.

The event was organized in the form of a workshop titled: “Educating the Children and Young Generation with the Feeling of Tolerance and Understanding”.

The tolerance that we continuously try to educate through our programs often must be analyzed also from pedagogical, psychological, social and principles’ point of view. We have ‘won the war’ now we have to ‘win peace’, whose key elements are tolerance and understanding.

The program of the workshop was actually a combination of speeches with artistic performances prepared by the staff and the students of the ‘ELITE” educational institution.

The event was honored with the presence and a wonderful greeting address given by Dr. No Hi Pak, special emissary of True Parents for the Europe region.

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The main speakers where the chairman of Universal Peace Federation in Albania Mr. Gaqo Apostoli, vice chairman of the Local Peace Council of Tirana Mr. Qemajl Cejku, the Chairwoman of Vlora Peace Council Mrs. Eva Cipi, and pedagogical staff of the “Elite” school.

The activity lasted about two hours, with different presentations related to the topic, combined with artistic performances.

I was a very beautiful and colorful audience where you could find public figures of the city, high school students, university students and CARP members, Ambassadors for Peace, VIPs etc.

It was such a joy to listen warm wishes and words of encouragement from participants expressing the desire that such workshops and similar events to be organized more often.

The activity concluded with the appointment of three new Ambassadors for Peace. It was nice to hear from them how much they appreciated the award and how grateful they felt for having given them the chance to join the family of Ambassadors for Peace. They expressed their determination to support the vision of UPF and attend future activities to contribute in creating better world.