Cambodia: Hyo Jeong Character Education: Keeping Purity and Setting up the Life Goal
Prepared by YSP Cambodia
On May 4th, 2018, Youth and Students for Peace-Cambodia (YSP Cambodia) organized one-day seminar on “Hyo Jeong Character Education: Keeping Purity and Setting up the Life Goal” for 250 high school students who are studying at grade 12 and preparing to do examination to enter the universities. This seminar was co-organized by the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification-Cambodia (FFWPU-Cam), Romeas Haek High School, and the District Office of Education, Youth and Sports.
The contents using for this seminar were relating to keeping purity before marriage, understanding the principle of true love, principle of true family value, universal principle life goal, and purity vow. Mr. Chamroeun Sophal, the national president of the FFWPU-Cambodia, gave an opening remark and introduced the importance of keeping purity before marriage which is the core principle Father Moon and Mother Moon have been teaching throughout the years. He stated that “Father Moon and Mother Moon, we called them “True Parents” teach us to keep purity and to build a healthy and happy family which is the foundation for human happiness and prosperity.” At the end of his introduction, he asked all 250 high school students to rise up and raise their right hand to vow the pure love pledge.
It was an unforgettable experience for those youngsters who are living in the society which the teaching on keeping purity or building a happy family is not including in the school’s curriculum. To further the significance of the importance of keeping purity before, Dr. Tang Kimsruy, Secretary General of YSP-Cambodia lectured on the relationship of Keeping Purity and the Life Goal for the Future. He affirmed that “centering on True Parents’ teaching about keeping purity, it links to the future of one’s life.” He added that “when we absolutely obey the True Parents’ teaching (heavenly tradition), we bound to the original way of life which is centering on True Love.”
At the end of the seminar, the high school principal gave his appreciation speeches; he recognized the importance of Hyo Jeong Character Education and Keeping Purity. He said that “this kind of education is extraordinary because it is beyond school’s education curriculum and it provided a clear path for youth to reach true happiness.” Meanwhile, the deputy director of Education Office in the Romeas Haek District requested to YSP-Cambodia to hold this kind of seminar more with other high schools in his district.