Albania: International Day of Families and Global Day of Parents!
Loving families can change the world!
By UPF Albania
“Families, education and well-being” was the topic decided by UN for this year for International Day of Families, day which gathered together more than 160 participants, at the “UNESCO” hall of Historical National Museum on May 31st 2017. Among the participants were Ambassadors for Peace, members of FFWPU, WFWP and CARP Albania, prominent figures of our country, many academics in different fields, beautiful young people who helped a lot in caring out different responsibilities to realize this activity.
The purpose of this activity was to first introduce the amazing teachings and work of our Founders on strengthening the families and the solutions which they bring to humanity to solve any crises. Second purpose was to appoint new Ambassadors for Peace who had outstanding results on their professional work and we believe will receive well the UPF principles and work for world peace.
The program was moderated by Mrs. Manjola Vasmatics, who time to time quoted the founders from the book, As a Peace Loving Global Citizen, to emphasis the importance of family.
Tirana peace counsel chairwoman of UPF, Mrs. Lavdie Ruci gave the opening remarks and encouraged the participants to worked hard together to strengthen the families.
After her the director of Historical National Museum welcomed the participants and expressed gratitude and felt honored to organize this activity at this important institution, promising to cooperate in the future as an Ambassador for Peace also.
Prof. Zamira Cavo, explained the journey of degradation of family and that we should act to protect it. She told: “I believe and I will fight that family will not just be a reproduction unit but can play the role as the unit that inherits values, develops the character, secures history and prepares the future.”
Also, we had the possibility to share UPF principles and the initiatives of Ambassadors for Peace throughout the world by watching a video presentation which explained so well the vision of Founders, True Parents, and their life long works to build world peace.
At the end Mr. Flamur Sheu, vice chairman of UPF-Albania invited the participants and especially AfP to become servants of love, servants to each other, and servants of our nation. He quoted True Father: “We came to life because of love. Our life was created by receiving the unconditional love of our parents, and so, we should live our all life by giving back that love. In our lives, this is the only value we can choose ourselves. Success or failure in life depends on how much love we were able to give”
During the activity 3 CARP members form Japan and Albania performed a beautiful dance, and also Universal Peace Academy cadet sang the song “Nela Fantasia” with her beautiful voice.
At the end were appointed 13 Ambassadors for Peace, among them 2 couples who had more than 40 years married. Among them there was former minister of defense, chairman of Political party, directors of institutions, acting vice minister of environment, professors, artist etc. They publicly promised that they will do their best to promote healthy families and with their talents and position will serve the title of Ambassador for Peace.
All activity had a reviving atmosphere and full of hope for the future.