PIA News Service - Wednesday, May 20, 2009

YFWP Japan Chapter to visit Butuan for the 6th Anniv of One Child One Peace project

BUTUAN CITY (May 20) – The Youth Federation for World Peace (YFWP) Japan Chapter will celebrate with Butuanons the Global Family Festival in Celebration of the 6th Anniversary of One Child One Peace Project on May 23, at Los Angeles, Butuan City.

The members of YFWP Japan Chapter will be here on May 22-24. The YFWP Japan Chapter is one of the sponsors of the “One Child One Peace”, a Tulong Eskwela para sa Kabataan project. The project has been ongoing for four years now.

At present, the federation supported 75 children in 3 barangays namely: Pagatpatan, Maug and Los Angeles. Three representatives from their 75 scholars were invited to Japan last May 15-20, 2008 for educational tour. The federation hopes that the tour will encourage these children to have big dreams in their lives. This year, 3 students graduated from high school.

The “One Child One Peace” project is a sponsorship program that offers financial and mental support for children who want to continue their school work by building familial relationship with them and supporters. Children also learn the value of living for the sake of others, and receive education through attending service projects to become leaders in their societies, nations and the world.

YPFP is an international NGO consisting of young, conscientious leaders whose aim is to realize a world of peace. YPFP aims to build one global family centering on God, based on a culture of heart and true love found in living for the sake of others.

The federation aims to promote initiatives for peace and family ideals that transcend barriers of sectarianism, race and national boundaries, spearheaded through the leadership of conscientious youth leaders.

YFWP promotes peace through the creation of ideal families centered on true love and living for the sake of others through a dynamic global youth leadership movement. (Lovely Laudette D. Gamba, PIA-Caraga)