Paraguay: Educating for a Culture of Peace
On April 24, 2018, WFWP Paraguay, together with the Direction of Culture of the Deputy Chamber of the National Congress, hold a forum on "Challenges of the 21st Century: Educating for a Culture of Peace."
The event opened the military band from Acosta Ñu playing as the newly nominated Peace Ambassadors were welcomed, followed by the national anthem.
Mr. Enrique Castro, Director of Culture of the National Deputy Chamber, gave the welcoming remarks.
A video about WFWP's Founder and WFWP's activities was shown, after which Mrs. Roswitha Giuliano, President of WFWP Paraguay, gave the address "Women's role in family and society," highlighting the importance of rural women and families.
Prof. Gustavo Giuliano addressed the theme "Martial arts as a tool to decrease violence in schools" followed by Dr. Susana Barua, Director of Pisciculture of the Vice Ministry of Agriculture, and Prof. Michiito Sano, both of whom spoke about how to protect the environment through a culture of peace.
Special Emissary to Latin America Rev. Sung Jong Seo delivered the Peace Ambassadors certificates to 15 very distinguished people. Among them were Deputy Del Pilar Medina, Vice Minister Esteban Aquino Bernal, singer Gloria del Paraguay and other very distinguished women and men.
The audience was then delighted with a classical performance by Gloria del Paraguay and her cast. Deputy Del Pilar Medina and Vice Minister Esteban Aquino Bernal followed with words of appreciation.
The new Peace Ambassadors, as well as the Participants, were deeply touched by the wonderful environment created at the National Chamber.
The guests, including members of congress, expressed great enthusiasm for future programs by WFWP.
The entire event was broadcast live on TV Camara, a national TV channel, as well as several radio stations.
Special thanks to the Director of Culture of the Deputy Chamber, Mr. Enrique Castro, Gloria del Paraguay, Special Emisary, Rev. Seo, Prof. Gustavo Giuliano, Vice President of WFWP Paraguay, Tania Acosta, and the university students who served as staff.