Suriname: Character Education for the Youth

By Silma Rotgans, YSP Suriname

On the 4th of May, 2019, Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) Suriname had a seminar at FFWPU Suriname headquarters. The aim of the seminar was to teach about on the Four type of family love to the youth, where two chapters were presented: “Everything is created in pairs”, “The purpose of Human Sexuality” and “Absolute Sex”.

We had 14 participants including 1 university student, 4 high school students and 5 secondary modern school students and 4 elementary school students, and Blessed Families, and 2 young guests.

The program began with an opening prayer by Claël Rotgans. It was followed by the first lecture under the title “Everything is created in pairs”, given by Mr. O’Niel Kasanoemar. He explained about the dual- purpose principle and the pairs system principle. It was followed by the second lecture under the title “The purpose of Human Sexuality”, given by Mr. O’Niel Kasanoemar.

The last lecture under the title “Absolute Sex”, given by Mr. O’Niel Kasanoemar, in which he explained that absolute sex means to keep sexual purity both before and after marriage. There was a round of discussions at the end.

A commemorative picture was taken and lastly all attendants joined hands and sang the song “One Family Under God” together. It was followed by a lunch with all participants.

On the 11th of May, 2019, YSP Suriname had another seminar. This time our program consists of three chapters: “Love, Life and Lineage”, “The Joy and Responsibility of Parenting” and “The Family and World Peace”. These were the last three chapters on this character education program.

We had 13 participants including 2 university students, 3 high school students and 4 secondary modern school students and 4 elementary school students), and Blessed Families. Among the participants we had 2 guests.

The event began with an opening prayer by Mrs. Angela Kasanoemar. Afther that we the first lecture about “Love, Life and Lineage”, given by Mr. O’Niel Kasanoemar. He explained that among love, life and lineage, lineage is the most important. This was followed by the second lecture under the title of “The Joy and Responsibility of Parenting”, given by Mr. O’Niel Kasanoemar. And Afther that the third lecture given by Mr. O’Niel Kasanoemar, under the title “The Family and World Peace”.

A commemorative picture was taken and lastly all attendants joined hands and sang the song “One Family under God” together.

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