Last July 21, 2016, the Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) and the University Student Government's Office of the Vice President for External Affairs (USG-OVPEA) organized a talk on "The Role of Children and Youth in Helping Build a Peaceful Society."
Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, Founder of the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement, related her own "peacetale" - the narrative that prepared her and hardened her commitment for peace. She also shared the journey of the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement and the many ways by which Lasallians may contribute to peace-building in their own spheres of influence.
She emphasized that "Without a counter-narrative or a long-term strategic program to guide conflict-affected people, they will eventually become a problem of the Filipino society - they will either joing gangs, violent or terrorist groups, because they feel that they have a group who will defend them."
She encouraged Lasallians to start peace-building by doing random acts of kindness for others. After all, "Every act of kindness is an act of peace," she said.
The talk is part of #DLSULetsMOVE, a volunteerism week aimed at increasing awareness on social issues concerning education, poverty, peace, justice, and human rights.
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