kathmandu,International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) organized a contest titled ‘We can make peace’ in collaboration with the International Youth Society (IYS). A total of 43 students in 8 schools in Kathmandu participated in the event from 27th February till 20th of March 2021. The contest was aimed regain vitality, overcome the crisis with the hope to achieve a world of peace, and bring together the desire for peace among Nepalese young people who will lead the future.
This contest included song writing, essay writing, drawing, and poem writing. The work of students portrayed their longingness to live in a peaceful world. The winners were awarded in the online ceremony held on the 20th of March.
The coordinator of the IPYG, Ms. Kim Myeong Yeon, shared the reviews of teachers who participated in the award ceremony to encourage their students. She said, “The teachers have requested to hold various peace events in many Nepali schools. I believe that such events for peace can help students bring out their thoughts and insight to create a peaceful future.
As a main speaker of the event, President of Track Nepal online media, Mr. Piya Ratna Maharjan, said, “Active participation is more valuable than winning the competition. The event has been helpful for children to build their relationship with others and create the mind that promotes the peace and harmony among them.”
The IPYG is working to enable youths to protect themselves from the threat of war by building a peace network of youth around the world with 851 organizations in 111 countries. Recently, it has carried out the Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop (YEPW) in order to achieve youth empowerment proposed in the UN SDGs and Youth 2030.