Global Peace Collaborates with Focus Point for World Sight Day

Focus Point Holdings Berhad (Focus Point) is once again spearheading Malaysia’s efforts for World Sight Day – an international day of awareness to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. In line with this year’s theme, Eye Care Everywhere, Focus Point is undertaking a variety of activities designed to engage…

[VIDEO] Life Without Electricity: Surayati’s Story

Surayati’s village is in a remote patch of land, 20km away from the nearest town. She has no access to basic needs like electricity. When night falls, she lights a small fire by burning palm kernels to provide light for her family. Blanketed by darkness, she contemplates why her life has remained unchanged and what…

[VIDEO] Global Handwashing Day 2018

https://globalpeace.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/GHD.mp4   Global Handwashing Day is observed every year on October 15th to spread awareness “about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.” This year’s theme “Clean Hands – a recipe for health” seeks to remind everyone to practice washing hands before eating, meal…

The Insanely High Price to Charge Phones in Orang Asli Villages

It’ll only cost you 80 cents* to charge your mobile phone… for a year. That’s unbelievably cheap and a negligible expense. After all, what is 80 cents a year? What if I told you instead that it’ll cost you RM624 to charge your mobile phone for a year? On top of that, it’s going to…

Global Peace and Nestlé to Empower Rural Communities with Clean Water

PETALING JAYA, 7 September 2018 – Global Peace Foundation Malaysia (Global Peace) and Nestlé Malaysia today joined hands to launch the Safe Water, Safe Communities project, aimed at providing clean water to underserved orang asli communities.   The initiative will engage five villages in Tasik Chini, Pahang, to install water filtration systems that will provide clean water…

All-Lights Village: Where Light Becomes Life

Nenek Jamilah is a Jakun orang asli living deep in the interiors of Pahang. Her husband has long passed away so she lives alone. Despite being in her 80s, she still works as a rubber tapper, earning RM60-70 every two weeks. She spent RM25 of her hard-earned money to buy a USB rechargeable lamp to…

[VIDEO] Living with Water Poverty: Plight of the Orang Asli Women

In the deep jungles of Pahang, the orang asli live a life deprived of basic needs like clean water. Water poverty is an everyday peril to the community but for the women tasked with fetching water, it is a threat that is slowly eroding their identity as an orang asli, a mother, and a woman.…

[VIDEO] WASH for Rural Communities

Our WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) training is the educational component of our Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) clean water initiative. In many rural orang asli villages in Malaysia, the scarcity of water, absence of proper sanitation, and poor hygiene habits have led to health issues like skin and waterborne diseases, and broader issues like…

[VIDEO] Harnessing the Power of Community Engagement

Community Engagement Workshop The first few meetings with a village are critical for the success of our community development programme. It’s an opportunity for us to get to know one another, learn about their life, and start building relationship and trust with the people there.   A good engagement would facilitate the community to get…

Crocodiles & Water Scarcity: Double Threat to Semada Belatok

Semada Belatok is a village of about 200 people, mainly composed of Ibanese natives. Located in Serian division, it is approximately one-hour away from the nearest town, Balai Ringin. To get there, we turned off the main road into an unmarked side road that wound past a quarry, sporadic patches of pepper farms, and oil…

Clean Water Changes Lives in Kg. Binjai

We made a return visit to Kampung Binjai in Pahang, where we installed a water filtration system as part of Laneige’s Waterful Sharing Campaign back in 2016. The orang asli here used to rely on water from a well and pond for their daily needs. Their drinking water was cloudy with an earthy aftertaste, but…

We Spent the Night in an Orang Asli Village Deep in Pahang

Back in mid-April, five of us went on a trip to Muadzam Shah, Pahang to visit the orang asli communities there; Kampung Padang, Kampung Dungun, and Kampung Pecah Bateri. We spent the night in Kampung Padang in the middle of an oil palm plantation to better understand the lifestyle of the people here.    Dr.…

Global Peace and Laneige Collaborates for Third Year

On 25 April 2018, we were invited to Laneige Malaysia’s Water Bar Media Launch event at ABC Cooking Studio in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. This year marks the third year that we’re collaborating with Laneige through their Waterful Sharing Campaign to provide clean water to underprivileged and rural communities suffering from water poverty.   To date,…

Semoi: Crafting a Living with Woodwork

The evening sun hangs low over the treetops. At this time, most of the people are still out at work, the remaining few women and children sit or nap in their wooden houses, the occasional breeze offering a momentary respite from the humidity. A scratchy, raspy sound interrupts the quiet. It stops for a while,…

Kg. Sion: Hoping for Clean Water

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, its land mass comparable to that of the whole of Peninsular Malaysia. It is a wellspring of culture and diversity, and home to an ever-growing population of around 2.6 million people from over 40 sub-ethnic groups.   We visited Sarawak early this year on a recce trip to…

Global Peace Collaborates with YTL Power and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia in Clean Water Project

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April 2018 – YTL Power International Berhad (YTL Power) today signed a Collaboration Agreement with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) and Global Peace Foundation Malaysia (Global Peace) to provide RM184,600 of funding into the Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) social intervention programme run by Global Peace. YTL Power was represented by Dato’ Yeoh…

Water Speaks: Clean Water in Kampung Padang

It is afternoon, but the village is still. The adults have left early to work in the neighbouring plantations, gathering oil palm fruit that sell at RM2-3 (USD0.50-0.80) per sack. The silence is occasionally broken by the crow of a rooster or the tinkling laughter of children at play.   Kampung Padang in rural Muadzam…

A Step Towards Equality: Clean Water in Kampung Sungai Chemperoh

The orang asli in Kampung Sungai Chemperoh of Janda Baik, Pahang have long struggled with access to clean water. Their only source of water is from a hilltop stream that takes a 2km walk from their village. However, the water from the stream is unpurified and contains coliform bacteria that threatens the health of the…

Strengthening Families Through Global Peace Women

“When you are 70, what words will be very important to you? For me, peace is very important,” Datuk Stella Chin, chairwoman of Global Peace Women Malaysia, said in her speech during the launching event of ‘Peace Begins in the Home’ movement. The smallest and most common yet most fundamental institution in the world is…

Painting Our Malaysian Dream

September was a month of celebration for Malaysia. Our Merdeka celebration had just ended, and we celebrated with our unprecedented victory in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which was then followed closely by Malaysia Day! We decided it was the best month to discover the dream that binds us all as Malaysians. So on 28th…

Working in Kampung Padang with Engineers Without Borders

When we first visited Kampung Padang, their issue with drinking water was immediately evident. They walk half an hour to the well in the village to collect drinking water, twice or thrice each day. Unfiltered and exposed, their water is completely unsafe for consumption. Due to the inaccessibility to water, let alone to clean water,…

Celebrating Clean Water in Kampung Ulu Geroh

Beyond the quaint Gopeng town of white water rafting and Rafflesia trekking, lays a village named Kampung Ulu Geroh. It is surrounded by durian orchards, rubber, palm oil plantation and forest reserves.  The inhabitation of Orang Asli settlement here is dominated by Orang Asli Semai. Global Peace Malaysia paid a visit to Kampung Ulu Geroh…

Water Speaks: The Struggles of Kampung Ulu Geroh

“We have a house in the city but I said I don’t want.” Wah Rina, a resident of Kampung Ulu Geroh, told us. This is something that most of the villagers of Kampung Ulu Geroh share, their preference to stay near their village homes over the cities.  Almost an hour drive away from the nearest…

A Waterful Initiative to the Land Below the Wind

Sabah, a land known for its beautiful beaches and the majestic Mount Kinabalu! Undoubtedly a breathtaking place. Yet through research and recce, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia came to know that the plight for clean water is prominent in rural parts of this state.  In partnership with Breeze, the team under the leadership of Dr. Teh Su…

Breaking Borders while Breaking Fast

Imagine having no rights to education, and no rights to work. That is what 150,200 refugees in Malaysia are struggling with every day. They face persecution in their country and are treated as illegal immigrants in this country. In conjunction with Ramadhan, the month of forgiveness, gratitude, and giving, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia organized an…

Water Speaks: Learning about Water Poverty from Kg. Binjai

Around 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, sits a peaceful village called Kampung Binjai. When we first arrived, the children were running around naked, playing in the dirt. The houses were all made from leaves and wooden planks, surrounded mostly by rubber trees.  Kampung Binjai in Pahang is one of the many villages in Malaysia which…

Extending Clean Water to more Communities with Laneige Malaysia

Last year, we collaborated with Laneige Malaysia and together we successfully provided clean and safe drinking water through an ultrafiltration water filtration installed in Kampung Ulu Geruntum, Perak and Kampung Binjai, Pahang. On 17 April 2017, Laneige Malaysia held a press conference to officially announce the collaboration with Global Peace Foundation Malaysia on the fundraising…

My Experience: Going HOME To Gopeng – My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh

My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh Going HOME to Gopeng was an eye-opening experience for me as it was my very first visit to an Orang Asli village. My first impression of the community service was an adventurous one as I did not know what to expect from the trip and being an outdoor…

Power of 10 Sen

Together, We can magnify the value of 10 sen 2008 Launched in 2008 in conjunction with Malaysia’s Global Peace Foundation, Power of 10 Sen is different from most humanitarian efforts because it’s not about the collection of millions of dollars. It’s about empowering millions of children. We conduct continuous donation drives in universities, secondary schools,…

Alllights Project – In conjunction with GPLE Sabah

The Alllights Village project brings inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar lanterns to remote communities with limited access to electrical power, providing nighttime illumination for children’s studies and other household needs. GPF Korea previously supported All Lights Villages in the Philippines as part of a joint Global Peace Leadership Exchange initiative between GPF Korea and the GPF Philippines.…

NEWS ARTICLES | GLOBAL PEACE WOMEN

20 April 2012- Global Peace Women was launch in Malaysia in the Sunway Hotel by the DPM’s wife. “Women are natural NGO leaders”, says DPM’s wife Bellow are some of the news article about this program:            

Alllights Village

Date: Year 2012 | Venue: Kg. Sosopon & Kg. Terian, Penampang, Sabah, East Malaysia  In conjunction with GPLE Malaysia, the GPF Korea decided to extend their ‘Alllights Village’ projects to several areas in East Malaysia, following the programme’s success in Philippines during the Global Peace Leadership Exchange initiative between GPF Korea and the GPF Philippines.…

GPF Korea All Lights Village Project to Expand to East Malaysia

GPF Korea President Dr. David Yoo announced the expansion of GPFF’s All Lights Village Project to serve rural residents of the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo on May 28, 2012. The All Lights Village project brings inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar lanterns to remote communities with limited access to electrical power, providing nighttime illumination for children’s…

Global Peace Women Launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 18 April 2012—Three hundred women leaders representing organizations from Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines attended the inauguration of Global Peace Women Malaysia, a new initiative of the Global Peace Festival Foundation which will advance the role of women in leadership and emphasize the special capacity of women to promote peace and the…

[VIDEO] 2018 Young Changemakers Camp

The 2018 Young Changemakers Camp raises moral and innovative leaders through empowering youths with social leadership. Through the camp, youths not only discover more about themselves, but also about others, which is the first step towards cultivating a peaceful environment and becoming a moral leader. Youths build strong relationships through this camp as they are given a…

My Experience: Global Peace Youth Exchange 2017 Philippines

“Learn, grow and giveback” a wise word I was once told right before I began my higher education journey, to which until today I try my best to uphold that principle. At that moment, I only thought to learn and improve myself the best way I possibly can to then one day contribute back to…

Effective Approach in
Empowering At-risk Youths

Restlessness, poor academic performances and disruptive behaviours are some of the common problems faced  by public school teachers as the number of at-risk youths grow. So what is at-risk youth? Generally, at-risk youth are simply youth who have higher risks of becoming social misfits or school dropouts due to factors like dysfunctional family or low…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp

What Happened Last June 2015 started off great for the youth leadership development of The Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia). Completing the third Global Peace Volunteers Camp in the first half of the year, marked a new milestone of success. Let us walk you down what happened in the last camp. A Brief from Day One-…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Kampung Chemperoh

A Morning in Kampung Chemperoh. Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest laced together with picturesque streams and cool rushing brooks of waterfalls. Janda Baik has grown in popularity among visitors seeking a quick escape into the cooling weather and natural surroundings from the urban heat and activity. Janda Baik…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Somebody to Lean On

Somebody to Lean On Day 1 On the way driving to Gopeng, from the sights of tall buildings in the city of Kuala Lumpur, the view from the window changed to the greens of tall trees and hill tops and mountains. Away from the city, all you can see are houses made out of woods.…

My Experience: Going HOME To Gopeng – My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh

My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh Going HOME to Gopeng was an eye-opening experience for me as it was my very first visit to an Orang Asli village. My first impression of the community service was an adventurous one as I did not know what to expect from the trip and being an outdoor…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp School Edition – “To Forget About The Past And To Learn From The Future”

On the road with a group of forty teenagers full of doubts, apprehensions, life struggles and hard relationships with others, you can feel the excitement in their eyes and the desire for new adventure. A student said, “sharing is caring”, a beautiful and thoughtful way to start this new journey. For most of them it…

ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit: Youth Driving the ASEAN Community

The 2015 ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, have been hosted this year at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. The 3 days summit, from 18th-20th of November, brought together 300 delegates from 15 different countries, and were clustered into 4 pillars: Leadership, Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship, and Education &…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp School Edition – “To Forget About The Past And To Learn From The Future”

On the road with a group of forty teenagers full of doubts, apprehensions, life struggles and hard relationships with others, you can feel the excitement in their eyes and the desire for new adventure. A student said, “sharing is caring”, a beautiful and thoughtful way to start this new journey. For most of them it…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Connection From Scratch of a Smile

Connection From Scratch of a Smile It was a bright cold day and the mosquitoes were vicious. The village seemed empty as everyone was hiding in their homes, children were peeking out of their windows intrigued about our arrival, and timidly the adults came out. “Chicken ! Chicken ! Chicken !” yelled Amy as she…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Children Make Best Teachers

Children Make Best Teachers Going HOME to Gopeng is another program extended from community engagement area of the Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia), Going HOME, with the “HOME” an acronym for, “Help”, “Organise”, “Mobilise” and “Empower”. It was the first time we went to Kampong Ulu Geroh with an extended mission. Global Peace Volunteers are ready…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Somebody to Lean On

Somebody to Lean On Day 1 On the way driving to Gopeng, from the sights of tall buildings in the city of Kuala Lumpur, the view from the window changed to the greens of tall trees and hill tops and mountains. Away from the city, all you can see are houses made out of woods.…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Kampung Chemperoh

A Morning in Kampung Chemperoh. Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest laced together with picturesque streams and cool rushing brooks of waterfalls. Janda Baik has grown in popularity among visitors seeking a quick escape into the cooling weather and natural surroundings from the urban heat and activity. Janda Baik…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Andak’s Place.

People Matter, So Does Love Volunteerism is the attempt to do things following your heart without resents. Community service is more than taking part in an event and doing chores but to understand and connect with the people. Global Peace Volunteers Camp emphasize on connection and relationship building amongst people  It is a bridge from…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Nenek Khadijah’s

Nenek Khadijah It was 14th June 2015. Sunday morning while we were still all cozy tucked up in bed, in this Malay village, Janda Baik, Nenek Khadijah was sitting on her wheelchair right by the front door for the whole morning with her son Pak Jamil, looking forward for the Global Peace Volunteers to visit…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp

The Malala’s, Momma T, and J.K. Rowling (and Raffael) No. This time around, it was not the same. For a start, it was half the size of our usual camp. Secondly, odd enough we only had one male participate. Go figure! Yes, Raffael. Everybody loved Raffael. And Raffael? I am sure you have got the…

Global Peace Volunteer – The Making of A GPVian

[VIDEO] Global Peace Volunteers – the journey of changemakers

Global Peace Volunteers Camp – Finale for 2014!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – is one of Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes. It is easier said than done because peacebuilding is (and should be!) a conscious and lasting action which requires the participation of every human being, living in the world. It took Nelson Mandela close to thirty years to…

Global Peace Volunteers Camp #4: Family By Trust

  12-14 September 2014, Janda Baik – A group of twenty eight budding leaders from an array of backgrounds and nationalities came together to answer the calling of leaving behind a legacy for social transformation. Similar to our previous approaches, the theme of the camp was “Be The Change”, which aims to unite youth via…

GPV Camp 5 #Throwback Day One!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” is one of Nelson Mandela’s quote. It is easier said than done because peace-building is (and should be!) a conscious and lasting action which requires participation of every human beingliving in the world. 28 November, Janda Baik- The Global Peace Youth team seeks to end the…

Broadening Your Horizons- A Three Part Story of Enlightenment

What is the Facilitator’s Workshop? The Facilitator’s Workshop is an introductory workshop that aims to teach the Global Peace Volunteers basic facilitation skills as well as an overview of a facilitator’s role. It includes learning how to recognise group dynamics, generate group discussions and to explore basic workshop techniques. The Facilitator’s Workshop also works to…

Gen-Y taking charge @ UNITEN Youth Festival

14 November, Kajang – The Global Peace team was delighted to be part of the UNITEN Youth Festival. One of the three main components of the programme was Youth On Peace, which promotes active and sustainable voluntarism. With a comfortable booth filled with beanbags and inspirational quotes, the team set out to speak to aspiring…

Your Dreams are Part of Our Dreams

Editor’s Thoughts: Just last week, we had the pleasure and privilege of having a sit-down session with a talented, budding young writer at GenYes, Dashran. It was a good, productive session of sharing and we discussed various topics from the work Global Peace does, feminism and some local happenings. All in all, it was a…

United Nations Forums Highlight Emerging Global Leadership Role for Youth

4th IYLA emphasizes values and innovation in developing young leaders United Nations, New York – August 19, 2014 – Over 500 young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders representing 80 countries examined the role of youth globally in development and peacebuilding in meetings at the United Nations. The forums are part of the 4th International…

4th International Young Leaders Assembly 2014

ENGAGE Leaders of United Nations, U.S. Congress, World Bank, and Embassies BECOME an IYLA Global Ambassador MAKE a Global Impact “Moral and Innovative Leadership: Vision, Service and Entrepreneurship” The International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) is a premiere leadership practicum that focuses on the global challenges of the 21st century. This program circulates the importance of…

This is how you can be the CHANGE

We will rock you. The Global Peace Volunteers Camp inspires and empowers young minds of today to positively impact the society. This is a high impact 3-Days and 2-Nights leadership campthat will thrust you forward  out of your comfort zone to cultivate a better world.   Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., are…

“Be the Change You Want to See in the World” – 2014 Global Peace Volunteer Camp

Global Peace Volunteer is one of Global Peace Festival – Malaysia’s most highly anticipated projects. It encompasses the youthful exuberance of the Generation Y with the mission of unifying people from various backgrounds as One Family Under God; an inculcated motto whose repetition became second nature throughout the transboundary 3-day workshop. This year’s event, however, was…

Good Bye

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.  – Thomas Meeha. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to the person who taught you a lot, in the ways that you can never imagine, not to say you depend on someone so much, but when you feel all alone, left out…

Midnight Football 3rd Edition: A Resounding Success!

Midnight Football “Off the Street, On the Ball” A Live-Changing Journey for Youngsters   The third batch of young participants from ‘Midnight Football’ celebrated their completion of the 8-month long program with a “Championship Tournament and Closing Ceremony” at the futsal court at Sri Selangor Flats in Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur recently. 50 youngsters from…

Wonderwall

Hey there, how are you? I assume you are in good health, so then how’s life? Tough? Feeling like you just want to give up because things don’t seem to work well? Have you tried trying? Which then you tend to fail and you try again and yes more failure and you start blaming on…

Engagement Session with Singapore’s International Foundation’s FriendshipExpress,Malaysian Youth Council

Date: 24 September 2013 | Time: 11.30AM to 1.00PM | Venue: Office of Malaysian Youth Council | Theme: “Social Innovation for Youth Leaders” “I think peace is not just the absence of war,” said Jonathan, a Singaporean delegate of the Friendship Express programme organized by Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and hosted locally by the Malaysian…

One Day Workshop In Port Dickson

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure‐ Oprah Winfrey. It’s not the end of the world if you show poor performance in your studies and of course not the end of your life if people neglected you and stay a distance since they…

Midnight Football: Finding the Leader in Me

Date: 16-18 August 2013 | Venue: Broga Hills, Semenyih 30 youngsters from the 3rd edition of the Midnight Football (MF) project were taken for a thrilling and eventful weekend by GPF Malaysia recently for the MF Leadership Camp. Another 6 senior participants from the previous edition of MF also took part in the program. The…

A Futsal Debut By Midnight Football 3rd Edition

Midnight Football 3rd Edition has reached its highlight as a first half MF Tournament 2013 was held on 24th of August 2013. The tournament marked the first futsal debut for the participants after more than four months training. Bandar Baru Sentul Hall has witnessed the energetic and remarkable matches between four boys’ teams; Courage, Faith, Dream Big and…

Upcoming:International Multifaith Youth Assembly 2013 @Makassar, Indonesia

Date: 25 – 28 September 2013 | Venue: Makassar, Indonesia | Theme:  “Spreading Seeds of Peace and Love through New Interfaith Paradigm for the 21st Century” The event was organized by Global Peace Festival Indonesia Foundation (GPFIF). Registration will be open on July, 10th 2013 and close on August, 25th 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.gpfindonesia.org/2013/07/1087/ or contact…

MidnightFootball: Finding the Leader in Me

Date: 16-18 August 2013 | Venue: Broga Hills, Semenyih 30 youngsters from the 3rd edition of the Midnight Football (MF) project were taken for a thrilling and eventful weekend by GPF Malaysia recently for the MF Leadership Camp. Another 6 senior participants from the previous edition of MF also took part in the program. The…

The Youth of Nepal is Determined to Bring Peace to their Fragmented Home

Article was adapted from www.globalpeace.org dated 15 August 2013 The still recent history of civil war (1996-2006) and unrest in Nepal has left Nepalese fragmented along ethnic, religious and ideological differences. But since 2008, the youth of Nepal have demanded peace and unity. Global Peace Foundation and Global Peace Youth Corps in Nepal have been an integral part…

Midnight Football: Youngsters’ Community Service Efforts Acknowledged with Ramadhan Feast

3 August 2013 marked an unforgettable day to all the young participants of Midnight Football (MF) – many of them were overjoyed; it was their first time going to a theme park and their first experience of dining in a hotel. This fun-filled and memorable trip was made possible by Resorts  World  Genting,  the  Department…

Midnight Football: Closing the Gap between Parents & Children

Bringing parents and children together… 30 June 2013 marks a special Sunday for the  participants of the 3rd edition of Midnight Football (MF) as they invited their parents along to join the ‘MF Parents Workshop’. Alice Cornwell Neowcharurn, Director of Midnight Football program kick started the workshop with an introduction to MF’s background and purposes. She also presented a video compilation of…

CSR: FIGOS Feted Midnight Football Youngsters with Sports Goodies

  The youngsters of GPF Malaysia’s Midnight Football program were in joy and delight when they received sports goodies kindly sponsored by FiGOS recently during one of their football training regime. The youngsters were all smiles as they changed into the FiGOS sports jerseys and shoes. In addition, FiGOS also sponsored footballs and shoes bags…

AYE 2013: Youths Gather to Celebrate Peace & Unity

Asian Youth Exchange 2013 Malaysia   Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia recently played host to a youth empowerment program, the Asian Youth Exchange (AYE) 2013 at the International Youth Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 2 to 5 July 2013 with strong support from the Department of National Unity and Integration (JPNIN). A total of 120 youths…

MidnightFootball: Parents Workshop, Closing the Gap between Parents & Children

Bringing parents and children together.. 30 June 2013 marks a special Sunday for the  participants of the 3rd edition of Midnight Football (MF) as they invited their parents along to join the ‘MF Parents Workshop’. Alice Cornwell Neowcharurn, Director of Midnight Football program kick started the workshop with an introduction to MF’s background and purposes. She also presented a video compilation of…

[ COMPLETED ] ASIAN YOUTH EXCHANGE 2013

Are you Vocal, Bold, Passionate, Self-Motivated, Excited… When it comes to championing for positive society change? If you are, GPF Malaysia would like to cordially invite YOU to join us at the ASIAN YOUTH EXCHANGE 2013! Watch the chemistry happens when aspiring student leaders put their heads and hearts together for the greater good!   Asian…

[ COMPLETED ] IYLA 2013 : Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

GPF Malaysia cordially invites YOU to join us at the, International Young Leaders Assembly 2013: In celebration with the 50th Anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech “Moral and Innovative Leadership: Vision, Service and Entrepreneurship” New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC August 20- 29, 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a…

You Can Make a Difference

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” This saying pretty much demonstrates one of other things that Midnight Football (MF) programme wants to build in the mind of the participants, to live beyond their ordinary life. The participants of the MF 3rd edition had just done their first workshop on…

Building Togetherness Beyond Boundaries

The weekend of 26th-28th of April 2013 will be engraved deeply in the memory of 47 students of SMK Dato’ Onn who attended Midnight Football (MF) Leadership Camp. Held at a lush green tropical forest of Dengkil, Selangor, the three-day-two-night camp, organised by Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia, was set as an introductory program for…

Kick-Start Midnight Football 2013 to Transform Lives of At-Risk Youth

“Before joiningMidnight Football (MF), I was a very lazy person, I dislike sharing my thoughts with others and I only mix around with my own friends. But after joining lots of activities in MF program, I  gained new friends from other schools and finally I managed to break through my comfort  zone….MF helps to unite all…

GPF Malaysia Concludes Eight-Month Midnight Football Youth Program

GPF Malaysia in partnership with Asia Football Confederation and Department of National Unity of Malaysia brought to a close an eight-month Midnight Football program for at-risk youth in Kuala Lumpur in April 2012. The social impact program encourages youth to get ‘Off the Street, On the Ball’ and uses the social power of football to guide…

News Articles | Midnight Football

The Midnight Football ‘Off the street, On the ball’ is an 8th month ongoing program to guide youth-at-risk (aged 18-years and below) by instilling positive character traits as well as involvement in healthy activities. The Midnight Football program uses the power of football to change lives.  It is implemented due to rising issues of youth delinquency and we believe…

Midnight Football Leadership Camp Offers a ‘Turning Point’ for At-Risk Youth in Malaysia

“To be honest, I never ever had friends from other ethnic groups in my school, but I am so happy to have Indian and Chinese friends here in this program,” said Sakonlawat Khetboon, a student who, with sixty-three other secondary students from the Kuala Lumpur inner city district of Sentul, attended a 3-day, 2-night Midnight…

Breaking Down Barriers, Realizing the Dream

“We are all united as we are the creation of God, ” said Yaqeen, a participant at the  May 21-22, 2011 Global Peace Volunteer Workshop at Outbac Broga, Semenyih, Malaysia.  “If we can break all the barriers of race, language and nationality, we can realize this dream of one family under God.” This recent Global…

Midnight Football Impresses Malaysian Unity Department

Asia Football Confederation and Global Peace Foundation Collaborate to Get Troubled Youth ‘Off the Street and On the Ball’ KUALA LUMPUR—The National Unity and Integration Department under the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department is impressed with the work of the AFC in its youth development programme Midnight Football. The department’s Director-General, Dato’ Azman Amin Hasan, also suggested that…

Young Leaders Challenged to Live Altruistic Lives

KUALA LUMPUR— “A true leader performs under any circumstances even when they are not assisted,” the Honourable Datuk Dr. Ghauth Jasmon, Vice Chancellor of University of Malaysia, told undergraduate students at the launch of Young Leaders Assembly at the university on 16 April 2011. Challenging students to be altruistic leaders, the vice chancellor said such leaders…

Global Peace Hosts Midnight Football Camp

The Asian Football Confederation’s Midnight Football program COURTESY AFC The Global Peace Foundation Malaysia in partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Dream Asia hosted a Global Peace Volunteer Camp in Kuala Lumpur on March 5, 2011 to support at-risk youth through a challenging program emphasizing sportsmanship and values of living for the sake…

[VIDEO] Rekindling Our Passion, Transforming Our Schools

We organised a Teacher Empowerment for School Transformation (TEST) Educators Retreat for 60 district education officers from Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) Timur Laut, Penang, in collaboration with Edvolution. Themed “Rekindling Our Passion, Transforming Our Schools”, the retreat – which is the first they have attended together – provided an opportunity for these officers to get to…

[VIDEO] YLK Educator’s Retreat 2018

Themed “Illuminating Minds, Transforming Lives”, the Yayasan Lasallian Kuching (YLK) Educator’s Retreat saw a total of 34 educators from 10 YLK centres in Sarawak participating in the two-day programme. It was the first time that these teachers had the opportunity to come together and get to know each other through team-building games, discussions, and heart-to-heart sharing.   The…

[VIDEO] Transformation Starts with Teachers

“We must become what we wish to teach.” ― Nathaniel Branden   On December 28, 2017, we held a one-day workshop with the teachers of Desa Mahkota Form Six College. We were heartened by the response of the teachers and their enthusiasm to immediately apply what they have learned to their teaching and students. The…

Transforming Education Summit Empowers Educators

“Teachers are very important, teachers will shape a child to become a person with [qualities like leadership, integrity, and kindness]. In that case, teachers must learn and accumulate knowledge from many sources [to shape themselves first],” said Chairwoman of Global Peace Foundation Malaysia, Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hajah Zaleha Ismail, at the Transforming Education…

Building A Culture of Heart

…previously, SMK Puterijaya experienced encouraging response from teachers and students on the outcomes of one week collaborative teaching #Hacktheclassroom. Although impact was small but invaluable if we the public knew how hectic school teachers schedule is and what their priorities are. And the result was exactly what we envisioned to happen and excited for the…

How Collaborative Teaching Makes Learning Fun

We are now well into the second decade of the 21st century. We came a long way since the Industry Revolution in the 18th and 19th century. Education has become more accessible as well as more important than ever. According to World Education Services in 2013, 98.4% of youth in Malaysia are literate. Completing tertiary…

Cikgu Lee Saw Im Story

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Satu Malaysia, As a teacher, the teaching and learning process is like flesh and nail, it is very close. Teachers teaching and students learning is supposedly to happen. Yet, there are times the objectives are not fully achieved. Moreover, to face the challenges of the students in the 21st century, I…

Story from Cikgu Mohammad Yassir Hamidun

Inspirasi dari Perkongsian Global Peace Foundation tempoh hari saya terus laksanakan untuk kelas saya. Sejak beberapa tahun lepas saya seringkali berfikir apakah kaedah lain yang lebih berkesan untuk pembelajaran pelajar selain cara tradisional (kuliah & latihan), kerana saya dapati pelajar tidak dapat manfaat sepenuhnya dari cara lama. Cepat bosan, tidur dan tidak memberikan tumpuan adalah…

A teacher’s effort to make learning engaging

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Satu Malaysia, Sebagai seorang guru, pengajaran dan pembelajaran bagi isi dan kuku. Guru mengajar dan murid belajar adalah sepatutnya berlaku dalam proses PdP. Namun ada kalanya situasi tidak dapat mencapai objektif sepenuhya. Lebih-lebih lagi bagi menghadapi cabaran murid abad ke-21, saya berasa sebagai seorang guru kita seharus berubah ke arah lebih inovatif. Saya pernah menghadapi situasi…

“Cross-sectorial collaboration – the key to collective efforts to nurture holistic youth”

A SUMMARY OF GLOBAL PEACE EDUCATION FORUM 2015 “Job seekers cited the shortages of jobs as one reason for being unemployed. This was disputed by employers who attributed graduate unemployment to a lack of generic skills and serious inadequacy in terms of work-related competences. Furthermore, responsibility for nurturing qualities identified with “employability” lies with the…

Visitation to SMK Katolik Petaling Jaya

26 Jun 2015, Friday By Lee Jo Ee   When we first arrived in SMK Katolik Petaling Jaya, we saw students hustle in and out.  We were told that CHS (Catholic High School) Idol is happening in the school. CHS Idol is sort of audition like American Idol, a platform for the students to perform…

Visitation to SMK Segambut Jaya

By Lee Jo Ee 26th of June, Friday “Teachers are not only teachers, they are facilitators.” — Pick Ching Last Friday, a visitation was conducted to SMK Segambut Jaya, a religious boarding school in Segambut. SMK Segambut Jaya is one of the Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) schools, nonetheless the school faces difficulties in executing…

Character Creativity Initiative – Google Training

  “Character and Creativity is not an option, it’s a necessity.” said Dr. Tony Devine, International Vice President of Global Peace Foundation Malaysia. “You are at the centre of it, it’s all about you,” said Dr. Tony Devine to the principal, Madam Choong and her senior assistant, Madam Lee. Global Peace Foundation is really trying…

Transforming Education: Congregation of Educators for a better Tomorrow

“The barrier between principals and teachers should be broken for CCI to work. Innovation Teams are examples and guidance to the rest of the school. A wholesome child starts with a wholesome teacher. CCI is to transform teachers first,” said Puan Siti Sarimah, principal of SMK Bandar Baru Seri Petaling. Puan Siti Sarimah (holding mic)…

Transforming Education: Love Spreads in Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) Introductory Workshop in SMK Cochrane

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” – James Comer 14 February 2015, Kuala Lumpur- It was Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. The room was filled with love songs and cheerful notes to welcome close to ninety educators of SMK Cochrane to their first CCI workshop. The day started with an…

Transforming Education: Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) Workshop in SMK (P) Air Panas

“Work with the people who really wants to change, people who can move and transform.” – Miss Fong, Character and Creativity Initiative Director – Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia). 24 January 2015, Kuala Lumpur– The first Character and Creativity Initiative workshop of the year started with close to eighty (80) educators of SMK Air Panas receiving…

Character Creativity Initiative

Transforming Education: Going Beyond Uncharted Waters

Halloween is a celebration of the unknown, the unfamiliar and fear. At Global Peace, we believe fears must be faced in order for us to go beyond uncharted waters and have the perseverance to deliver greater good. In conjunction with Halloween which is a celebration of the unknown, the unfamiliar, Global Peace recognises that education is…

Transforming Education: A Pact for Change, One School at A Time

Transforming education is a seemingly impossible task to many but not to the Global Peace Education division. The Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) was founded and piloted in Kenya three years ago and the results were astounding. Thus, such efforts are being rolled out in nine countries including Malaysia. 8 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia…

Transforming Education: On-going Efforts in Making Education Relevant to the World

In a time of rapid globalisation and industrialisation, education is more than just a system to transfer knowledge from one to another; it is a launchpad to equip learners with the necessary skills to navigate and excel in the ever-complex twenty first century world. 6 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – The Global Peace team…

Character and Creativity Initiative Training with SMK Batu Muda

Peace isn’t just an absence of war, it is cultivating the culture of true love. We have to have the culture of serving others, to live for the greater good. We have to build the altruistic culture. – Pick Ching, CCI Programme Manager As part of the continuous efforts in making education more relevant to…

Character Creativity Initiative

On the 22nd of July 2014, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia sent a team to give out  a hands-on classroom simulation workshop to schools enrolled to Global Peace Education Malaysia-Character Creativity Initiative (CCI). Participant background comprised of principals and teachers who were the appointed Character Creativity Initiative (CCI) school based committee members known as the Innovation…

Malaysia Education Summit Calls for Character and Creativity Training for Twenty-First Century Classroom

Preconvention Summit Announces Expansion of GPF Initiative into Malaysia and Indonesia Schools These were among the findings presented by Malaysian and international educators at the Global Summit for Character and Creativity held in University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 5. The Summit, “Preparing Youth for Success in Life, Work and Community,” seeks…

21st Century Education: Empowering the Culture of Character and Creativity

The Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia and University Malaya teamed up together to organised the third edition of the GPF Dialogue at the Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University Malaya on “Re-imagining Education in the 21st Century”. The idea of hosting the Dialogue came about in response to the recent launching of the…

Dr Tony Devine : Bringing ‘Character & Creative Initiative’ to Malaysia

Dr Tony Devine, Founder and Executive Director of LeadIn – the Education Division of Global Peace Foundation will be making his first visit to Malaysia from 6 to 10 September 2013! He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector. He oversees the development of Character, Creativity and Leadership…

Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) in Kenyan schools

The recent article by the Chosun Daily on the Global Peace Foundation’s work in Kenya commended the impact of the Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) in Kenyan schools. The following is the presentation that Tony Devine gave at the Global Peace Convention 2012 on the specific projects that CCI has sparked in schools around Kenya.…

My Internship: Where You Feel at Home

When Global Peace Foundation set its vision as “One Family Under God”, it was a true testament to the kind of organisation it was. As an intern, I was able to witness this family spirit first hand in the organisation’s day to day interactions. It doesn’t matter what background you come from, religion, colour, or…

Annual Review 2017: What We Did Last Year

2017 was a very meaningful and busy year for us. We continued our projects in community, education, and youth, while also starting new initiatives like Global Peace Women and Interfaith and Diversity. Here’s a quick recap of what we did. 1. Community – Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) CUP is a clean water project first…

[VIDEO] Meet our Interns! Guillaume & Alison

Early this year, our team was joined by two amazing interns, Guillaume who worked with Strategic Partnership and Alison who worked with Communications. Here’s what they had to say about the Global Peace internship experience. If you’re looking for an internship that is hands-on, out of the ordinary, and meaningful, apply now! We also have volunteer opportunities…

My Internship: A Heartfelt Experience

Interning with Global Peace was a great start to my new year. It was an experience that I will never forget. As an individual with a communications background, I am thankful to be given the chance to experience first-hand work in a wide range of mass communications related subjects that fall under my interests. My…

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development

In conjunction with this special day, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia produced a special edition of our series ‘We Are One’. We gathered several people who come from the diversity of this world and asked them a few questions.

Peace Chat: Dina’s Shades of Humanity

We often feel disconcerted, even fear when we come into a new environment. While discomfort and nerves are common, the adaptation period is different to each of us. However, it all depends on your attitude when faced with the situation. The positive thinker             “The world is a book, and those who do not travel…

“Listen & Respect”, A Personal Piece by Nina Soutoul

“We can make our future better.” Happiness. Fulfillment. Aspirations. Inspirations. Creativity. These are the feelings you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that all you want to do with your life is to help people; help them to enjoy life and help them to believe in themselves as inspirational and creative human beings. My first volunteer…

ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit: Youth Driving the ASEAN Community

The 2015 ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, have been hosted this year at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. The 3 days summit, from 18th-20th of November, brought together 300 delegates from 15 different countries, and were clustered into 4 pillars: Leadership, Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship, and Education &…

World Smile Day

“Peace begins with a smile” Mother Teresa Smile, Today is World Smile Day. Smile should not be only defined as a facial expression to please or to be kind to others, but as a necessity to build your inner strengths, look for better health and happiness. Some people define life as being too short, others…

“I AM EVERYONE”

On Monday 21st of September, it was International World Peace Day, a very special day to bring awareness about the challenge of building a more peaceful world and sharing ideas about understanding and acceptance. At Global Peace Foundation we believe in people, in kindness and in love. Thus, we decided to spend our day interviewing…

A Kaleidoscope of Everyday Mandelas’: Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hjh Zaleha Binti Ismail

“Mother of 3, previous Minister of National Unity and Social Development, Chairman of Global Peace Festival Malaysia, compassionate leader” We generally define “diversity” as people from different races, nationalities, religions and sexes to coming together to form a group. This is definitely a general perception of any organization or community in acceptance and understanding of…

A Kaleidoscope of Everyday Mandelas’: Daniel Lee Bin Abdullah

Daniel Lee Bin Abdullah  Single father of two, MyTeksi driver, Malaysian, understanding man Lee, one of the most common Chinese surname, but for Daniel, his full name is Daniel Lee bin Abdullah. The transformation of his name could be perceived to have changed his life quite a lot, but to Daniel, Chinese or Malay, we…

Peace Chat: Dina’s Shades of Humanity

We often feel disconcerted, even fear when we come into a new environment. While discomfort and nerves are common, the adaptation period is different to each of us. However, it all depends on your attitude when faced with the situation. The positive thinker             “The world is a book, and those who do not travel…

Dr. Teh Hosting the Breakfast with CEO Series by TalentCorp

Participants took a group photo with Dr.Teh and the Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia)  family at the end of the session. 16 January, Petaling Jaya-Talent Corporation Malaysia since its conception has been pouring countless efforts in engaging Malaysian students residing abroad, keeping them abreast of the latest development in the nation- particularly the key economic areas (NKEA).…

Global Peace Convention 2013

I Have a Dream

Reaching Out – The Little Steps to Peace-building

As Ghandi said: “If we were to teach real peace to the world, we have to start with the children”. An early morning drive down to Hulu Tamu marked to be the first and most intriguing outreach experience for the Global Peace team. Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia) were invited by the Association of Confucianism Malaysia…

Baby Avengers: Yin Yee’s Journey

  The cat that grew so much in two months since her first GPV Camp   People say it’s almost impossible to grow as a person in a short, limited period of time. I beg to differ because even though I’ve only been at Global Peace Foundation Malaysia for four months, it has been the…

Baby Avengers: Lana’s Journey

Lana in all her queenly glory before completing her internship The time I spent in Global Peace Foundation Malaysia, as an intern was a memorable one for me as it was rich in experience sharing and helped me  discover my potential. Personally, I didn’t know that I was good at photography as I only had…

Baby Avengers: Samantha’s Journey

Samantha posing fabulously with her favourite: brick walls *evil smirks from comms team* My internship experience at GPF(M) was truly an unforgettable one. I learnt more than what I could have learnt in a classroom. My supervisor gave me endless opportunities to get the working experience I deserved. However, the best part of my experience…

Face and Conquer Your Fear: A Halloween like non other

There are so many fears in the world, so many unknowns. Fear of heights, of water, of change. But the greatest things most humans fear is change and differences. We see it written out in books and played out in the media. The fear of what we don’t know leads to misunderstandings and it brings…

Smile…Subscribe…Pass it on

Editor’s thought: How do you make a stranger smile with just a simple gesture? High five them!

We are All Equal, We are All Human Beings

Editor’s thought: In the times of the Apartheid, the ‘blacks’ were told to stay in their places and if they came out of it, they were punished. Now that we’re in the 21st century, it’s hearbtreaking to see that this separation still exists because of preconceived prejudice. As humans, we are all equal, we deserve freedom…

Priceless Smiles of Children

Editor’s thought: Give a child a smile a day and I promise the result will be priceless.  #FearoftheUnknown #TakNgeriPun

Stop Racism, Start Loving

Editor’s thought: Malaysia is a country so full of diversity yet we are fraught with fights about race and religion. It’s about time we stopped fighting and started appreciating everyone, no matter their background or what the colour of their skin is. There should be no divide between the races because we are essentially, one human…

Halloween Tips

Editor’s thought: Halloween is one of the biggest and oldest holiday. Adults and kids get really excited when halloween rolls around. If you’re planning to welcome princesses, superheroes, zombies and witches to your home this year, here is what you need to throw a spectacular and safe bash. Halloween At Home and on the Street  By…

Why We Need Halloween

Editor’s thought: Halloween isn’t just fun and games anymore. Scientist have given us solid factual reasons why we humans NEED Halloween. This holiday really has its benefits.    Five Reasons Why Humans Need Halloween By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 30, 2013 |  BOO! Did I scare you? No? Let’s try this: Scientists currently predict global sea…

Peace Chat Series 1 – Zero to Hero, Goodness Spreads Like Wildfire

Goodness is like fire; all it needs is a little flame to help ignite the passion and determination in our heart. Be the person you want to be, bring forth hope and warmth to those who are in dire need of it. We, at the Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia) believe in creating an intimate and…

An Oscar worthy anti-bullying short film

Editor’s thought: Simply powerful! Bullying happens everywhere. Save our future generation from bullying now. (Source: France Télévisions )

German Muslim community announces protest against extremism

Editor’s thought: “We have no idea how diverse religion is as we live in a time where there are so many religions centred in one planet and we fight over it. But what we forget is that the very value of religion is to love and do good unto others. This article is inspiring and…

Peace Chat : The rising Heroes of The social Sector

Last Friday, on August 29th 2014, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia hosted the first ever Peace Chat Series at the headquarter office. Peace Chat is a casual and easy-going chat session with young changemakers of Malaysia. It serves as a platform for audiences to discover the reasons behind their amazing work for the betterment of society,…

Light of hope and peace on Eid ul-Fitr

  Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Maaf Zahir Batin. Happy Eid. We seek forgiveness from you physically and spiritually. Eid ul-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is observed on the first of the month of Shawwal at the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims undergo a period of absolute…

Mandelas of our time moving humanity forward

The world is called to take action and inspire change, making everyday a Mandela Day. 18th of July 2014 was declared the Nelson Mandela International Day, a day to acknowledge the contribution of Mandela to mankind. More importantly, it is a day that calls the world for action in efforts of peace-building. It was a…

MH17: Our wounded world needs healing

In less than 5 months, we are yet again deeply disturbed and saddened by the lost of another Boeing 777, which carried a total of 298 people on board. We barely came out from the last incident of the missing flight MH370 and now this. The 298 people are not just people who died in…

The world mourned on Mandela’s Day, for the wrong reason

Since 2009, the world has celebrated Nelson Mandela Day on the 18th of July, which is Madiba’s (Mandela’s clan name) birthday. This is supposed to be day to celebrate the legacy of a man hailed as a global symbol of reconciliation, who passed away on Dec 5, 2013. Ironically, it was a day many around the…

Nelson Mandela International Day – Breaking barriers, bringing humanity forward

This month the world is commemorating Nelson Mandela International Day on the 18th July. The Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia) is taking this opportunity to create awareness and promote the values exemplified by Nelson Mandela in his long walk for freedom. Lately, our society has been plagued by issues on race, religion and extremism which continue…

Berlin Plans ‘House Of One,’ A Place Where Jews, Muslims, And Christians Will Pray Under The Same Roof

A rabbi, an imam, and a pastor are planning to pull off an interfaith miracle in the heart of Berlin, Germany by creating a sacred space for three religions under one roof. The House of One will be a shared place of prayer and learning for the city’s Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities that celebrates…

The Only Salvation (Bring Back Our Girls)

On the night of 14 April 2014, in the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria’s Borno State, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram. The notorious terrorist group, whose name loosely translates to ‘Western or Non-Islamic education is a sin’, engages in such activity…

Sports for Peace – GPF answers the UN’s call for peace and development through sport

As the Malaysian men’s national football team assistant coach Richard Nelson Scully addressed the participants of the first ever Sports for Peace initiative organised by Global Peace Festival (GPF) – Malaysia, the passion in his voice was clear for all to hear, and the love in his eyes for the beautiful game was even clearer…

Sports for PEACE – using sport to foster change in the world

This April 6th promises to be a day to be remembered as it marks the first ever, International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The United Nations initiative seeks to embody the fight for world peace by using the transformative power of sport to bring together people from all walks of life in the hopes…

Hip-hop star Reshmonu wants Malaysians to #UniteForMH370

Hip-hop star Reshmonu wants Malaysians to #UniteForMH370 One week into search and rescue operations, and there’s still no sign of Flight MH370 after its mysterious disappearance. Can music help to heal the pain? As the mystery of lost Flight MH370 deepens, with more questions being asked than answers found or given, Malaysians of all persuasions…

#UnitedforMH370 for missing jet

MH370 Even though the prospect of finding survivors from the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 fades with each passing day, Malaysians are hoping that the aircraft will be found soon. One such beacon of hope is the #UnitedforMH370 campaign spearheaded by local artist Reshmonu, whose real name is Hiresh Haridas, and NGO Global Peace Foundation…

A Leap in Embracing Our Common Humanity

A Leap in Embracing Our Common Humanity The MH370 incident has undoubtedly broken the hearts of many. With the great deal of mystery that has surrounded the situation, confusion, fear and speculation cast a dark cloud of worry ​locally and internationally. Under the circumstances, however, I have been especially inspired by the spirit of Malaysian​s​…

Global Peace Foundation Supports World Interfaith Harmony Week 3-9 February, 2014

Recognizing the “imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people,” the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2010 designating the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. The Global Peace Foundation supports the United Nations in its efforts to engage the world’s…

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Founder of the Global Peace Foundation Address at Global Peace Convention 2013

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation calls for interfaith cooperation for peace at the Global Peace Convention 2013 themed “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace Through Universal Aspirations, Principles, and Values” Your excellencies, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is both an honor and a greatpleasure for me…

Keynote Speech Dr. Hyun Jin Moon

KEYNOTE SPEECH DR. HYUN JIN MOON The 5th Global Peace Convention “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace Through Universal Aspirations, Principles, and Values”  Opening Plenary, Global Peace Convention 2013  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . December 6, 2013  Your excellencies, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is both an honor and a great pleasure…

Preconvention Forum Emphasizes Faith Leadership, Shared Values in Building Social Cohesion

“As an officially Muslim state which protects the rights of all people to practice their religion freely, Malaysia is positioned to have a strong positive role in the rest of the Muslim world,” said James Patton, executive vice president of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy at a forum, “Faith Leadership for the Greater…

Global Peace Convention 2013 Calls for Interfaith Cooperation to Mitigate Conflict and Advance Social Cohesion

The 2013 Global Peace Convention kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on December 6 with a call from GPF chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Moon for the establishment of a faith-based Peace Council at the United Nations as a major initiative to meet the global challenge of identity-based conflict. “Today, religious identities are regional in scope and…

An Interview with Dr H. Marsudi Syuhud, General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU): On Indonesia’s Diversity and Interfaith Experience

The Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia recently interviewed with Dr. H. Marsudi Syuhud, fondly known as Pak Marsudi, on his view about Indonesia’s diversity and interfaith experience. He is currently the General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia, and is an influential force in Indonesia’s peaceful coexistence among its Muslim-majority,…

UNITY IN MY EYES

Do you ever encounter any personal problem with the Malays, Indians or Chinese? Perhaps because they are richer than you or doing better compare to you? Instead of working hard to improve your life’s condition or looking at the bigger picture of our complex socio-economy, it is more convenient to put the blame on the…

GPC 2013 Soft Launch: Keynote Address by Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

In conjunction with the Soft Launch & Press Conference for the upcoming Global Peace Convention 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia themed “Unity in Diversity – Building Social Cohesion and Sustainable Peace Through Universal Aspirations, Principles and Values”; Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and co-chair of GPC 2013 gave a meaningful…

Malaysia to Host Global Peace Convention 2013: Soft Launch & Press Conference

(Press Release) “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace through Universal Aspirations, Principles and Values” Kuala Lumpur, 21 October – Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia and the Department are set to play host to the 5th Annual Global Peace Convention (GPC), happening from 5 to 8 December 2013 at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.…

“Malaysia’s Unity & Its Challenges” by Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

MALAYSIA’S UNITY & ITS CHALLENGES  The months of August and September in our annual calendar are of great significance to all Malaysians. On the 31st August every year we celebrate our HARI MERDEKA or Independence Day while on the 16th of September we commemorate HARI MALAYSIA or MALAYSIA DAY. And this year we celebrated Malaysia’s…

Malaysia, Host Country to Global Peace Convention 2013

“What is most important now is how, where, and when the human family will at last come together to live in peace.” Dr Hyun Jin Preston Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Foundation

Malaysia, through Murali’s Eyes. Happy Malaysia Day!

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Theresa Have you heard this song before; it goes like this “… One little, two little, three little Indians~” The song can go on, but I wish to introduce myself: I’m an average-looking Indian guy, an imaginative…

GPF Malaysia wishes all a ‘Happy Malaysia Day’!

Date: 16 September 2013 | Venue: Malaysia | Theme: “Celebrating the Unity in Diversity of our beloved Nation”! “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one Nation, evermore!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes  

Wake up call for Action!

More A+ in examinations, better CGPA grades, high flying career, good pay and bigger income, the ability to own cars and properties … sounds familiar? But hang on for a second – are we forgetting something? What about service for others? And living for the greater good? Victor Thomas from Petaling Jaya wrote-in to The…

GPF Malaysia Organized Teambuilding for Growth & Greater Bonding

Date: 1 & 2 August 2013 | Time: 10am – 6pm | Venue: GPF Malaysia’s Office, the Incredible Hall Says Dr Teh Su Thye, CEO of GPF Malaysia, “Grow GPF by growing the team!” In line with GPF’s mission and vision of all mankind are One Family under God – the team had our internal…

Article: Embracing Diversity – Key Towards Peace

Ever wonder what does peace means to our everyday lives? Usually we would appreciate the meaning of peace during post-conflict or war time. Peace during peace time, it doesn’t really resonate with most of us. We often carry on our daily routine lives in our little cocooned communities. We don’t really care as much about…

Outcome Report : GPF Dialogue ‘Moving Forward: Dream of A Better Malaysia’

The Outcome Report on “Moving Forward: Dream of A Better Malaysia” was recently compiled by Global Peace Festival Malaysia. The report was based on the GPF Dialogue we had recently on 23 May 2013 at University of Malaysia. We hope that this report will serve as a reference for the government and other key stakeholders…

GPF Malaysia Recognized with Appreciation Award for Promoting Peace & Unity

In conjunction with the ‘Sambutan Minggu Perpaduan 2013’ organized Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional (JPNIN) – GPF Malaysia was selected and honored with special appreciation awards presented by Y.B. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Kurup, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department to Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hajah Zaleha Ismail, GPF Malaysia’s chairman. GPF…

[ COMPLETED ] GPF Dialogue Series “Freedom of Expression: Are Malaysian Youths Ready?”

We would like to cordially invite you:   GPF Dialogue with the theme  “Freedom of Expression: Are Malaysian Youths Ready?”   9 July 2013,   10.00 am to 1.00 pm  Lecture Theatre 13 (LT13),   Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Jalan Taylors, Subang Jaya. We will be discussing on a very pertinent issue that has been lingering in the…

The Culture Of Dialogue For A Better Malaysia

Recently GPF Malaysia held our first GPF Dialogue at University of Malaya on 23rd May 2013. Entitled “Moving Forward: Dream of a Better Malaysia”, GPF Malaysia partnered with Projek Dialog and University of Malaya to host this forum which was attended by about 100 participants. The forum is timely as the current climate in this…

Media Release: GPF seeks common aspirations for a better Malaysia through open dialogue

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate publication GPF seeks common aspirations for a better Malaysia through open dialogue Kuala Lumpur, 23 May 2013 – Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia has teamed up with University of Malaya (UM) and Projek Dialog to organise a forum to uphold nation’s unity and peace today. With the topic, “Moving Forward: Dream…

A HISTORIC TRIUMPH: THE GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION ATLANTA 2012

Government Officials, Human Rights Activists, Service Entrepreneurs and Youth from Around the World Convene to Talk Peace, Leadership, and Service   [wowslider id=”4″] Atlanta, GA (December 3, 2012).  Participants from around the world attended The Global Peace Foundation’s (GPF) Global Peace Convention (GPC) in Atlanta, Georgia last week. Co-Chaired by Georgia Senator Emanuel Jones and…

Global Peace Leadership Exchange (GPLE)

Since April 2011, the GPLE has brought together two countries for this unique purpose. Leaders from various sectors of Korean and Malaysian society participated in the programme which was held six times in Malaysia and once in Korea. The program drew a great response from each visiting Korean delegation, expressing their high admiration for the…

Global Peace Convention 2012

One of the most vibrant cities in the United States, Atlanta, Georgia, will host the 2012 Global Peace Convention, engaging government and civil society leaders in a unique, collaborative exchange on innovative approaches to promoting sustainable peace, social cohesion and compassionate development.  The 2012 Global Peace Convention is the fourth such international gathering, following assemblies in Manila, Nairobi,…

Malaysian and Indonesian Leaders Emphasize the Role of Government in Unifying Diverse Societies

  Government can play a key role in fostering social cohesion in religiously and ethnically diverse societies according to leaders from Malaysia and Indonesia who presented studies of the two nations at the June 2, 2012 Global Peace Leadership Conference in Tokyo. Finding strength and enrichment in diversity, rather than challenge and threat, they said is…

GPFF Confers 2011 Global Peace Awards at Seoul Convention

Malaysian child welfare advocate Tan Sri Zaleha Ismail choked back tears as she accepted the first Global Peace Award for the Family. “I never expected to receive such an award,” she said. “I never thought I was doing anything remarkable. I have spent my life doing the things I believed I ought to do.” Her…

International Leaders Call for Government and Civil Society Collaboration on Peace Building, Development in Northeast Asia

Representatives from 30 Nations Affirm Shared Values in Seoul Declaration Leaders from government, business, academia, the volunteer sector and the faith community affirmed the need for close collaboration in addressing problems of conflict and underdevelopment at the 2011 Global Peace Convention, convened in Seoul, Korea on November 28-30, 2011. The Convention concluded with the formal…

‘Unity in Diversity’ the Focus of Korea-Malaysia Leadership Exchange

“Unity in Diversity:The Malaysian Experience” was the theme of a peace forum engaging a group of 56 peace activists from Korea on August 11-13,2011 in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia.  Hosted at University Kebangsaan, the peace forum was jointly organized by GPF Malaysia, Malaysia’s Department of National Unity and Integration, and University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Among the distinguished panelists…

Korean Delegation Learns ‘Unity in Diversity’ at Malaysia Cultural Exchange Program

The sight of a 120-strong delegation of Korean leaders enjoying local activities, such as playing congkak, eating durian and making ketupat, represents more than just a happy cultural exchange. The cultural program, held on July 8 in Seremban, the capital of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan, is part of a larger social vision to see the global community rise…

Delegation Promotes Korea-Malaysia Collaboration for Peacebuilding

KUALA LUMPUR—A delegation of 35 Korean social activists, corporate leaders, government officials, and academicians visited Malaysia for a three-day Global Peace Leadership Exchange program aimed at sharing best practices in peacebuilding, developing networks that will facilitate success in peacebuilding efforts, and advancing plans for future collaborations. According to David Yoo, President of Global Peace Festival…

Community Posts

Global Peace Collaborates with Focus Point for World Sight Day

Focus Point Holdings Berhad (Focus Point) is once again spearheading Malaysia’s efforts for World Sight Day – an international day of awareness to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. In line with this year’s theme, Eye Care Everywhere, Focus Point is undertaking a variety of activities designed to engage…

[VIDEO] Life Without Electricity: Surayati’s Story

Surayati’s village is in a remote patch of land, 20km away from the nearest town. She has no access to basic needs like electricity. When night falls, she lights a small fire by burning palm kernels to provide light for her family. Blanketed by darkness, she contemplates why her life has remained unchanged and what…

[VIDEO] Global Handwashing Day 2018

https://globalpeace.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/GHD.mp4   Global Handwashing Day is observed every year on October 15th to spread awareness “about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.” This year’s theme “Clean Hands – a recipe for health” seeks to remind everyone to practice washing hands before eating, meal…

The Insanely High Price to Charge Phones in Orang Asli Villages

It’ll only cost you 80 cents* to charge your mobile phone… for a year. That’s unbelievably cheap and a negligible expense. After all, what is 80 cents a year? What if I told you instead that it’ll cost you RM624 to charge your mobile phone for a year? On top of that, it’s going to…

Global Peace and Nestlé to Empower Rural Communities with Clean Water

PETALING JAYA, 7 September 2018 – Global Peace Foundation Malaysia (Global Peace) and Nestlé Malaysia today joined hands to launch the Safe Water, Safe Communities project, aimed at providing clean water to underserved orang asli communities.   The initiative will engage five villages in Tasik Chini, Pahang, to install water filtration systems that will provide clean water…

All-Lights Village: Where Light Becomes Life

Nenek Jamilah is a Jakun orang asli living deep in the interiors of Pahang. Her husband has long passed away so she lives alone. Despite being in her 80s, she still works as a rubber tapper, earning RM60-70 every two weeks. She spent RM25 of her hard-earned money to buy a USB rechargeable lamp to…

[VIDEO] Living with Water Poverty: Plight of the Orang Asli Women

In the deep jungles of Pahang, the orang asli live a life deprived of basic needs like clean water. Water poverty is an everyday peril to the community but for the women tasked with fetching water, it is a threat that is slowly eroding their identity as an orang asli, a mother, and a woman.…

[VIDEO] WASH for Rural Communities

Our WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) training is the educational component of our Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) clean water initiative. In many rural orang asli villages in Malaysia, the scarcity of water, absence of proper sanitation, and poor hygiene habits have led to health issues like skin and waterborne diseases, and broader issues like…

[VIDEO] Harnessing the Power of Community Engagement

Community Engagement Workshop The first few meetings with a village are critical for the success of our community development programme. It’s an opportunity for us to get to know one another, learn about their life, and start building relationship and trust with the people there.   A good engagement would facilitate the community to get…

Crocodiles & Water Scarcity: Double Threat to Semada Belatok

Semada Belatok is a village of about 200 people, mainly composed of Ibanese natives. Located in Serian division, it is approximately one-hour away from the nearest town, Balai Ringin. To get there, we turned off the main road into an unmarked side road that wound past a quarry, sporadic patches of pepper farms, and oil…

Clean Water Changes Lives in Kg. Binjai

We made a return visit to Kampung Binjai in Pahang, where we installed a water filtration system as part of Laneige’s Waterful Sharing Campaign back in 2016. The orang asli here used to rely on water from a well and pond for their daily needs. Their drinking water was cloudy with an earthy aftertaste, but…

We Spent the Night in an Orang Asli Village Deep in Pahang

Back in mid-April, five of us went on a trip to Muadzam Shah, Pahang to visit the orang asli communities there; Kampung Padang, Kampung Dungun, and Kampung Pecah Bateri. We spent the night in Kampung Padang in the middle of an oil palm plantation to better understand the lifestyle of the people here.    Dr.…

Global Peace and Laneige Collaborates for Third Year

On 25 April 2018, we were invited to Laneige Malaysia’s Water Bar Media Launch event at ABC Cooking Studio in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. This year marks the third year that we’re collaborating with Laneige through their Waterful Sharing Campaign to provide clean water to underprivileged and rural communities suffering from water poverty.   To date,…

Semoi: Crafting a Living with Woodwork

The evening sun hangs low over the treetops. At this time, most of the people are still out at work, the remaining few women and children sit or nap in their wooden houses, the occasional breeze offering a momentary respite from the humidity. A scratchy, raspy sound interrupts the quiet. It stops for a while,…

Kg. Sion: Hoping for Clean Water

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, its land mass comparable to that of the whole of Peninsular Malaysia. It is a wellspring of culture and diversity, and home to an ever-growing population of around 2.6 million people from over 40 sub-ethnic groups.   We visited Sarawak early this year on a recce trip to…

Global Peace Collaborates with YTL Power and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia in Clean Water Project

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April 2018 – YTL Power International Berhad (YTL Power) today signed a Collaboration Agreement with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) and Global Peace Foundation Malaysia (Global Peace) to provide RM184,600 of funding into the Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) social intervention programme run by Global Peace. YTL Power was represented by Dato’ Yeoh…

Water Speaks: Clean Water in Kampung Padang

It is afternoon, but the village is still. The adults have left early to work in the neighbouring plantations, gathering oil palm fruit that sell at RM2-3 (USD0.50-0.80) per sack. The silence is occasionally broken by the crow of a rooster or the tinkling laughter of children at play.   Kampung Padang in rural Muadzam…

A Step Towards Equality: Clean Water in Kampung Sungai Chemperoh

The orang asli in Kampung Sungai Chemperoh of Janda Baik, Pahang have long struggled with access to clean water. Their only source of water is from a hilltop stream that takes a 2km walk from their village. However, the water from the stream is unpurified and contains coliform bacteria that threatens the health of the…

Strengthening Families Through Global Peace Women

“When you are 70, what words will be very important to you? For me, peace is very important,” Datuk Stella Chin, chairwoman of Global Peace Women Malaysia, said in her speech during the launching event of ‘Peace Begins in the Home’ movement. The smallest and most common yet most fundamental institution in the world is…

Painting Our Malaysian Dream

September was a month of celebration for Malaysia. Our Merdeka celebration had just ended, and we celebrated with our unprecedented victory in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which was then followed closely by Malaysia Day! We decided it was the best month to discover the dream that binds us all as Malaysians. So on 28th…

Working in Kampung Padang with Engineers Without Borders

When we first visited Kampung Padang, their issue with drinking water was immediately evident. They walk half an hour to the well in the village to collect drinking water, twice or thrice each day. Unfiltered and exposed, their water is completely unsafe for consumption. Due to the inaccessibility to water, let alone to clean water,…

Celebrating Clean Water in Kampung Ulu Geroh

Beyond the quaint Gopeng town of white water rafting and Rafflesia trekking, lays a village named Kampung Ulu Geroh. It is surrounded by durian orchards, rubber, palm oil plantation and forest reserves.  The inhabitation of Orang Asli settlement here is dominated by Orang Asli Semai. Global Peace Malaysia paid a visit to Kampung Ulu Geroh…

Water Speaks: The Struggles of Kampung Ulu Geroh

“We have a house in the city but I said I don’t want.” Wah Rina, a resident of Kampung Ulu Geroh, told us. This is something that most of the villagers of Kampung Ulu Geroh share, their preference to stay near their village homes over the cities.  Almost an hour drive away from the nearest…

A Waterful Initiative to the Land Below the Wind

Sabah, a land known for its beautiful beaches and the majestic Mount Kinabalu! Undoubtedly a breathtaking place. Yet through research and recce, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia came to know that the plight for clean water is prominent in rural parts of this state.  In partnership with Breeze, the team under the leadership of Dr. Teh Su…

Breaking Borders while Breaking Fast

Imagine having no rights to education, and no rights to work. That is what 150,200 refugees in Malaysia are struggling with every day. They face persecution in their country and are treated as illegal immigrants in this country. In conjunction with Ramadhan, the month of forgiveness, gratitude, and giving, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia organized an…

Water Speaks: Learning about Water Poverty from Kg. Binjai

Around 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, sits a peaceful village called Kampung Binjai. When we first arrived, the children were running around naked, playing in the dirt. The houses were all made from leaves and wooden planks, surrounded mostly by rubber trees.  Kampung Binjai in Pahang is one of the many villages in Malaysia which…

Extending Clean Water to more Communities with Laneige Malaysia

Last year, we collaborated with Laneige Malaysia and together we successfully provided clean and safe drinking water through an ultrafiltration water filtration installed in Kampung Ulu Geruntum, Perak and Kampung Binjai, Pahang. On 17 April 2017, Laneige Malaysia held a press conference to officially announce the collaboration with Global Peace Foundation Malaysia on the fundraising…

My Experience: Going HOME To Gopeng – My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh

My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh Going HOME to Gopeng was an eye-opening experience for me as it was my very first visit to an Orang Asli village. My first impression of the community service was an adventurous one as I did not know what to expect from the trip and being an outdoor…

Power of 10 Sen

Together, We can magnify the value of 10 sen 2008 Launched in 2008 in conjunction with Malaysia’s Global Peace Foundation, Power of 10 Sen is different from most humanitarian efforts because it’s not about the collection of millions of dollars. It’s about empowering millions of children. We conduct continuous donation drives in universities, secondary schools,…

Alllights Project – In conjunction with GPLE Sabah

The Alllights Village project brings inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar lanterns to remote communities with limited access to electrical power, providing nighttime illumination for children’s studies and other household needs. GPF Korea previously supported All Lights Villages in the Philippines as part of a joint Global Peace Leadership Exchange initiative between GPF Korea and the GPF Philippines.…

NEWS ARTICLES | GLOBAL PEACE WOMEN

20 April 2012- Global Peace Women was launch in Malaysia in the Sunway Hotel by the DPM’s wife. “Women are natural NGO leaders”, says DPM’s wife Bellow are some of the news article about this program:            

Alllights Village

Date: Year 2012 | Venue: Kg. Sosopon & Kg. Terian, Penampang, Sabah, East Malaysia  In conjunction with GPLE Malaysia, the GPF Korea decided to extend their ‘Alllights Village’ projects to several areas in East Malaysia, following the programme’s success in Philippines during the Global Peace Leadership Exchange initiative between GPF Korea and the GPF Philippines.…

GPF Korea All Lights Village Project to Expand to East Malaysia

GPF Korea President Dr. David Yoo announced the expansion of GPFF’s All Lights Village Project to serve rural residents of the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo on May 28, 2012. The All Lights Village project brings inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar lanterns to remote communities with limited access to electrical power, providing nighttime illumination for children’s…

Global Peace Women Launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 18 April 2012—Three hundred women leaders representing organizations from Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines attended the inauguration of Global Peace Women Malaysia, a new initiative of the Global Peace Festival Foundation which will advance the role of women in leadership and emphasize the special capacity of women to promote peace and the…

Youth Posts

[VIDEO] 2018 Young Changemakers Camp

The 2018 Young Changemakers Camp raises moral and innovative leaders through empowering youths with social leadership. Through the camp, youths not only discover more about themselves, but also about others, which is the first step towards cultivating a peaceful environment and becoming a moral leader. Youths build strong relationships through this camp as they are given a…

My Experience: Global Peace Youth Exchange 2017 Philippines

“Learn, grow and giveback” a wise word I was once told right before I began my higher education journey, to which until today I try my best to uphold that principle. At that moment, I only thought to learn and improve myself the best way I possibly can to then one day contribute back to…

Effective Approach in
Empowering At-risk Youths

Restlessness, poor academic performances and disruptive behaviours are some of the common problems faced  by public school teachers as the number of at-risk youths grow. So what is at-risk youth? Generally, at-risk youth are simply youth who have higher risks of becoming social misfits or school dropouts due to factors like dysfunctional family or low…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp

What Happened Last June 2015 started off great for the youth leadership development of The Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia). Completing the third Global Peace Volunteers Camp in the first half of the year, marked a new milestone of success. Let us walk you down what happened in the last camp. A Brief from Day One-…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Kampung Chemperoh

A Morning in Kampung Chemperoh. Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest laced together with picturesque streams and cool rushing brooks of waterfalls. Janda Baik has grown in popularity among visitors seeking a quick escape into the cooling weather and natural surroundings from the urban heat and activity. Janda Baik…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Somebody to Lean On

Somebody to Lean On Day 1 On the way driving to Gopeng, from the sights of tall buildings in the city of Kuala Lumpur, the view from the window changed to the greens of tall trees and hill tops and mountains. Away from the city, all you can see are houses made out of woods.…

My Experience: Going HOME To Gopeng – My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh

My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh Going HOME to Gopeng was an eye-opening experience for me as it was my very first visit to an Orang Asli village. My first impression of the community service was an adventurous one as I did not know what to expect from the trip and being an outdoor…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp School Edition – “To Forget About The Past And To Learn From The Future”

On the road with a group of forty teenagers full of doubts, apprehensions, life struggles and hard relationships with others, you can feel the excitement in their eyes and the desire for new adventure. A student said, “sharing is caring”, a beautiful and thoughtful way to start this new journey. For most of them it…

ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit: Youth Driving the ASEAN Community

The 2015 ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, have been hosted this year at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. The 3 days summit, from 18th-20th of November, brought together 300 delegates from 15 different countries, and were clustered into 4 pillars: Leadership, Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship, and Education &…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp School Edition – “To Forget About The Past And To Learn From The Future”

On the road with a group of forty teenagers full of doubts, apprehensions, life struggles and hard relationships with others, you can feel the excitement in their eyes and the desire for new adventure. A student said, “sharing is caring”, a beautiful and thoughtful way to start this new journey. For most of them it…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Connection From Scratch of a Smile

Connection From Scratch of a Smile It was a bright cold day and the mosquitoes were vicious. The village seemed empty as everyone was hiding in their homes, children were peeking out of their windows intrigued about our arrival, and timidly the adults came out. “Chicken ! Chicken ! Chicken !” yelled Amy as she…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Children Make Best Teachers

Children Make Best Teachers Going HOME to Gopeng is another program extended from community engagement area of the Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia), Going HOME, with the “HOME” an acronym for, “Help”, “Organise”, “Mobilise” and “Empower”. It was the first time we went to Kampong Ulu Geroh with an extended mission. Global Peace Volunteers are ready…

My Experience: Going HOME to Gopeng – Somebody to Lean On

Somebody to Lean On Day 1 On the way driving to Gopeng, from the sights of tall buildings in the city of Kuala Lumpur, the view from the window changed to the greens of tall trees and hill tops and mountains. Away from the city, all you can see are houses made out of woods.…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Kampung Chemperoh

A Morning in Kampung Chemperoh. Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest laced together with picturesque streams and cool rushing brooks of waterfalls. Janda Baik has grown in popularity among visitors seeking a quick escape into the cooling weather and natural surroundings from the urban heat and activity. Janda Baik…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Andak’s Place.

People Matter, So Does Love Volunteerism is the attempt to do things following your heart without resents. Community service is more than taking part in an event and doing chores but to understand and connect with the people. Global Peace Volunteers Camp emphasize on connection and relationship building amongst people  It is a bridge from…

My Experience: Going HOME with GPV at Nenek Khadijah’s

Nenek Khadijah It was 14th June 2015. Sunday morning while we were still all cozy tucked up in bed, in this Malay village, Janda Baik, Nenek Khadijah was sitting on her wheelchair right by the front door for the whole morning with her son Pak Jamil, looking forward for the Global Peace Volunteers to visit…

The Global Peace Volunteers Camp

The Malala’s, Momma T, and J.K. Rowling (and Raffael) No. This time around, it was not the same. For a start, it was half the size of our usual camp. Secondly, odd enough we only had one male participate. Go figure! Yes, Raffael. Everybody loved Raffael. And Raffael? I am sure you have got the…

Global Peace Volunteer – The Making of A GPVian

[VIDEO] Global Peace Volunteers – the journey of changemakers

Global Peace Volunteers Camp – Finale for 2014!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – is one of Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes. It is easier said than done because peacebuilding is (and should be!) a conscious and lasting action which requires the participation of every human being, living in the world. It took Nelson Mandela close to thirty years to…

Global Peace Volunteers Camp #4: Family By Trust

  12-14 September 2014, Janda Baik – A group of twenty eight budding leaders from an array of backgrounds and nationalities came together to answer the calling of leaving behind a legacy for social transformation. Similar to our previous approaches, the theme of the camp was “Be The Change”, which aims to unite youth via…

GPV Camp 5 #Throwback Day One!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” is one of Nelson Mandela’s quote. It is easier said than done because peace-building is (and should be!) a conscious and lasting action which requires participation of every human beingliving in the world. 28 November, Janda Baik- The Global Peace Youth team seeks to end the…

Broadening Your Horizons- A Three Part Story of Enlightenment

What is the Facilitator’s Workshop? The Facilitator’s Workshop is an introductory workshop that aims to teach the Global Peace Volunteers basic facilitation skills as well as an overview of a facilitator’s role. It includes learning how to recognise group dynamics, generate group discussions and to explore basic workshop techniques. The Facilitator’s Workshop also works to…

Gen-Y taking charge @ UNITEN Youth Festival

14 November, Kajang – The Global Peace team was delighted to be part of the UNITEN Youth Festival. One of the three main components of the programme was Youth On Peace, which promotes active and sustainable voluntarism. With a comfortable booth filled with beanbags and inspirational quotes, the team set out to speak to aspiring…

Your Dreams are Part of Our Dreams

Editor’s Thoughts: Just last week, we had the pleasure and privilege of having a sit-down session with a talented, budding young writer at GenYes, Dashran. It was a good, productive session of sharing and we discussed various topics from the work Global Peace does, feminism and some local happenings. All in all, it was a…

United Nations Forums Highlight Emerging Global Leadership Role for Youth

4th IYLA emphasizes values and innovation in developing young leaders United Nations, New York – August 19, 2014 – Over 500 young professionals, entrepreneurs, social activists, and student leaders representing 80 countries examined the role of youth globally in development and peacebuilding in meetings at the United Nations. The forums are part of the 4th International…

4th International Young Leaders Assembly 2014

ENGAGE Leaders of United Nations, U.S. Congress, World Bank, and Embassies BECOME an IYLA Global Ambassador MAKE a Global Impact “Moral and Innovative Leadership: Vision, Service and Entrepreneurship” The International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) is a premiere leadership practicum that focuses on the global challenges of the 21st century. This program circulates the importance of…

This is how you can be the CHANGE

We will rock you. The Global Peace Volunteers Camp inspires and empowers young minds of today to positively impact the society. This is a high impact 3-Days and 2-Nights leadership campthat will thrust you forward  out of your comfort zone to cultivate a better world.   Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., are…

“Be the Change You Want to See in the World” – 2014 Global Peace Volunteer Camp

Global Peace Volunteer is one of Global Peace Festival – Malaysia’s most highly anticipated projects. It encompasses the youthful exuberance of the Generation Y with the mission of unifying people from various backgrounds as One Family Under God; an inculcated motto whose repetition became second nature throughout the transboundary 3-day workshop. This year’s event, however, was…

Good Bye

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.  – Thomas Meeha. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to the person who taught you a lot, in the ways that you can never imagine, not to say you depend on someone so much, but when you feel all alone, left out…

Midnight Football 3rd Edition: A Resounding Success!

Midnight Football “Off the Street, On the Ball” A Live-Changing Journey for Youngsters   The third batch of young participants from ‘Midnight Football’ celebrated their completion of the 8-month long program with a “Championship Tournament and Closing Ceremony” at the futsal court at Sri Selangor Flats in Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur recently. 50 youngsters from…

Wonderwall

Hey there, how are you? I assume you are in good health, so then how’s life? Tough? Feeling like you just want to give up because things don’t seem to work well? Have you tried trying? Which then you tend to fail and you try again and yes more failure and you start blaming on…

Engagement Session with Singapore’s International Foundation’s FriendshipExpress,Malaysian Youth Council

Date: 24 September 2013 | Time: 11.30AM to 1.00PM | Venue: Office of Malaysian Youth Council | Theme: “Social Innovation for Youth Leaders” “I think peace is not just the absence of war,” said Jonathan, a Singaporean delegate of the Friendship Express programme organized by Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and hosted locally by the Malaysian…

One Day Workshop In Port Dickson

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure‐ Oprah Winfrey. It’s not the end of the world if you show poor performance in your studies and of course not the end of your life if people neglected you and stay a distance since they…

Midnight Football: Finding the Leader in Me

Date: 16-18 August 2013 | Venue: Broga Hills, Semenyih 30 youngsters from the 3rd edition of the Midnight Football (MF) project were taken for a thrilling and eventful weekend by GPF Malaysia recently for the MF Leadership Camp. Another 6 senior participants from the previous edition of MF also took part in the program. The…

A Futsal Debut By Midnight Football 3rd Edition

Midnight Football 3rd Edition has reached its highlight as a first half MF Tournament 2013 was held on 24th of August 2013. The tournament marked the first futsal debut for the participants after more than four months training. Bandar Baru Sentul Hall has witnessed the energetic and remarkable matches between four boys’ teams; Courage, Faith, Dream Big and…

Upcoming:International Multifaith Youth Assembly 2013 @Makassar, Indonesia

Date: 25 – 28 September 2013 | Venue: Makassar, Indonesia | Theme:  “Spreading Seeds of Peace and Love through New Interfaith Paradigm for the 21st Century” The event was organized by Global Peace Festival Indonesia Foundation (GPFIF). Registration will be open on July, 10th 2013 and close on August, 25th 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.gpfindonesia.org/2013/07/1087/ or contact…

MidnightFootball: Finding the Leader in Me

Date: 16-18 August 2013 | Venue: Broga Hills, Semenyih 30 youngsters from the 3rd edition of the Midnight Football (MF) project were taken for a thrilling and eventful weekend by GPF Malaysia recently for the MF Leadership Camp. Another 6 senior participants from the previous edition of MF also took part in the program. The…

The Youth of Nepal is Determined to Bring Peace to their Fragmented Home

Article was adapted from www.globalpeace.org dated 15 August 2013 The still recent history of civil war (1996-2006) and unrest in Nepal has left Nepalese fragmented along ethnic, religious and ideological differences. But since 2008, the youth of Nepal have demanded peace and unity. Global Peace Foundation and Global Peace Youth Corps in Nepal have been an integral part…

Midnight Football: Youngsters’ Community Service Efforts Acknowledged with Ramadhan Feast

3 August 2013 marked an unforgettable day to all the young participants of Midnight Football (MF) – many of them were overjoyed; it was their first time going to a theme park and their first experience of dining in a hotel. This fun-filled and memorable trip was made possible by Resorts  World  Genting,  the  Department…

Midnight Football: Closing the Gap between Parents & Children

Bringing parents and children together… 30 June 2013 marks a special Sunday for the  participants of the 3rd edition of Midnight Football (MF) as they invited their parents along to join the ‘MF Parents Workshop’. Alice Cornwell Neowcharurn, Director of Midnight Football program kick started the workshop with an introduction to MF’s background and purposes. She also presented a video compilation of…

CSR: FIGOS Feted Midnight Football Youngsters with Sports Goodies

  The youngsters of GPF Malaysia’s Midnight Football program were in joy and delight when they received sports goodies kindly sponsored by FiGOS recently during one of their football training regime. The youngsters were all smiles as they changed into the FiGOS sports jerseys and shoes. In addition, FiGOS also sponsored footballs and shoes bags…

AYE 2013: Youths Gather to Celebrate Peace & Unity

Asian Youth Exchange 2013 Malaysia   Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia recently played host to a youth empowerment program, the Asian Youth Exchange (AYE) 2013 at the International Youth Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 2 to 5 July 2013 with strong support from the Department of National Unity and Integration (JPNIN). A total of 120 youths…

MidnightFootball: Parents Workshop, Closing the Gap between Parents & Children

Bringing parents and children together.. 30 June 2013 marks a special Sunday for the  participants of the 3rd edition of Midnight Football (MF) as they invited their parents along to join the ‘MF Parents Workshop’. Alice Cornwell Neowcharurn, Director of Midnight Football program kick started the workshop with an introduction to MF’s background and purposes. She also presented a video compilation of…

[ COMPLETED ] ASIAN YOUTH EXCHANGE 2013

Are you Vocal, Bold, Passionate, Self-Motivated, Excited… When it comes to championing for positive society change? If you are, GPF Malaysia would like to cordially invite YOU to join us at the ASIAN YOUTH EXCHANGE 2013! Watch the chemistry happens when aspiring student leaders put their heads and hearts together for the greater good!   Asian…

[ COMPLETED ] IYLA 2013 : Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

GPF Malaysia cordially invites YOU to join us at the, International Young Leaders Assembly 2013: In celebration with the 50th Anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech “Moral and Innovative Leadership: Vision, Service and Entrepreneurship” New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC August 20- 29, 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a…

You Can Make a Difference

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” This saying pretty much demonstrates one of other things that Midnight Football (MF) programme wants to build in the mind of the participants, to live beyond their ordinary life. The participants of the MF 3rd edition had just done their first workshop on…

Building Togetherness Beyond Boundaries

The weekend of 26th-28th of April 2013 will be engraved deeply in the memory of 47 students of SMK Dato’ Onn who attended Midnight Football (MF) Leadership Camp. Held at a lush green tropical forest of Dengkil, Selangor, the three-day-two-night camp, organised by Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia, was set as an introductory program for…

Kick-Start Midnight Football 2013 to Transform Lives of At-Risk Youth

“Before joiningMidnight Football (MF), I was a very lazy person, I dislike sharing my thoughts with others and I only mix around with my own friends. But after joining lots of activities in MF program, I  gained new friends from other schools and finally I managed to break through my comfort  zone….MF helps to unite all…

GPF Malaysia Concludes Eight-Month Midnight Football Youth Program

GPF Malaysia in partnership with Asia Football Confederation and Department of National Unity of Malaysia brought to a close an eight-month Midnight Football program for at-risk youth in Kuala Lumpur in April 2012. The social impact program encourages youth to get ‘Off the Street, On the Ball’ and uses the social power of football to guide…

News Articles | Midnight Football

The Midnight Football ‘Off the street, On the ball’ is an 8th month ongoing program to guide youth-at-risk (aged 18-years and below) by instilling positive character traits as well as involvement in healthy activities. The Midnight Football program uses the power of football to change lives.  It is implemented due to rising issues of youth delinquency and we believe…

Midnight Football Leadership Camp Offers a ‘Turning Point’ for At-Risk Youth in Malaysia

“To be honest, I never ever had friends from other ethnic groups in my school, but I am so happy to have Indian and Chinese friends here in this program,” said Sakonlawat Khetboon, a student who, with sixty-three other secondary students from the Kuala Lumpur inner city district of Sentul, attended a 3-day, 2-night Midnight…

Breaking Down Barriers, Realizing the Dream

“We are all united as we are the creation of God, ” said Yaqeen, a participant at the  May 21-22, 2011 Global Peace Volunteer Workshop at Outbac Broga, Semenyih, Malaysia.  “If we can break all the barriers of race, language and nationality, we can realize this dream of one family under God.” This recent Global…

Midnight Football Impresses Malaysian Unity Department

Asia Football Confederation and Global Peace Foundation Collaborate to Get Troubled Youth ‘Off the Street and On the Ball’ KUALA LUMPUR—The National Unity and Integration Department under the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department is impressed with the work of the AFC in its youth development programme Midnight Football. The department’s Director-General, Dato’ Azman Amin Hasan, also suggested that…

Young Leaders Challenged to Live Altruistic Lives

KUALA LUMPUR— “A true leader performs under any circumstances even when they are not assisted,” the Honourable Datuk Dr. Ghauth Jasmon, Vice Chancellor of University of Malaysia, told undergraduate students at the launch of Young Leaders Assembly at the university on 16 April 2011. Challenging students to be altruistic leaders, the vice chancellor said such leaders…

Global Peace Hosts Midnight Football Camp

The Asian Football Confederation’s Midnight Football program COURTESY AFC The Global Peace Foundation Malaysia in partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Dream Asia hosted a Global Peace Volunteer Camp in Kuala Lumpur on March 5, 2011 to support at-risk youth through a challenging program emphasizing sportsmanship and values of living for the sake…

Education Posts

[VIDEO] Rekindling Our Passion, Transforming Our Schools

We organised a Teacher Empowerment for School Transformation (TEST) Educators Retreat for 60 district education officers from Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) Timur Laut, Penang, in collaboration with Edvolution. Themed “Rekindling Our Passion, Transforming Our Schools”, the retreat – which is the first they have attended together – provided an opportunity for these officers to get to…

[VIDEO] YLK Educator’s Retreat 2018

Themed “Illuminating Minds, Transforming Lives”, the Yayasan Lasallian Kuching (YLK) Educator’s Retreat saw a total of 34 educators from 10 YLK centres in Sarawak participating in the two-day programme. It was the first time that these teachers had the opportunity to come together and get to know each other through team-building games, discussions, and heart-to-heart sharing.   The…

[VIDEO] Transformation Starts with Teachers

“We must become what we wish to teach.” ― Nathaniel Branden   On December 28, 2017, we held a one-day workshop with the teachers of Desa Mahkota Form Six College. We were heartened by the response of the teachers and their enthusiasm to immediately apply what they have learned to their teaching and students. The…

Transforming Education Summit Empowers Educators

“Teachers are very important, teachers will shape a child to become a person with [qualities like leadership, integrity, and kindness]. In that case, teachers must learn and accumulate knowledge from many sources [to shape themselves first],” said Chairwoman of Global Peace Foundation Malaysia, Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hajah Zaleha Ismail, at the Transforming Education…

Building A Culture of Heart

…previously, SMK Puterijaya experienced encouraging response from teachers and students on the outcomes of one week collaborative teaching #Hacktheclassroom. Although impact was small but invaluable if we the public knew how hectic school teachers schedule is and what their priorities are. And the result was exactly what we envisioned to happen and excited for the…

How Collaborative Teaching Makes Learning Fun

We are now well into the second decade of the 21st century. We came a long way since the Industry Revolution in the 18th and 19th century. Education has become more accessible as well as more important than ever. According to World Education Services in 2013, 98.4% of youth in Malaysia are literate. Completing tertiary…

Cikgu Lee Saw Im Story

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Satu Malaysia, As a teacher, the teaching and learning process is like flesh and nail, it is very close. Teachers teaching and students learning is supposedly to happen. Yet, there are times the objectives are not fully achieved. Moreover, to face the challenges of the students in the 21st century, I…

Story from Cikgu Mohammad Yassir Hamidun

Inspirasi dari Perkongsian Global Peace Foundation tempoh hari saya terus laksanakan untuk kelas saya. Sejak beberapa tahun lepas saya seringkali berfikir apakah kaedah lain yang lebih berkesan untuk pembelajaran pelajar selain cara tradisional (kuliah & latihan), kerana saya dapati pelajar tidak dapat manfaat sepenuhnya dari cara lama. Cepat bosan, tidur dan tidak memberikan tumpuan adalah…

A teacher’s effort to make learning engaging

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Satu Malaysia, Sebagai seorang guru, pengajaran dan pembelajaran bagi isi dan kuku. Guru mengajar dan murid belajar adalah sepatutnya berlaku dalam proses PdP. Namun ada kalanya situasi tidak dapat mencapai objektif sepenuhya. Lebih-lebih lagi bagi menghadapi cabaran murid abad ke-21, saya berasa sebagai seorang guru kita seharus berubah ke arah lebih inovatif. Saya pernah menghadapi situasi…

“Cross-sectorial collaboration – the key to collective efforts to nurture holistic youth”

A SUMMARY OF GLOBAL PEACE EDUCATION FORUM 2015 “Job seekers cited the shortages of jobs as one reason for being unemployed. This was disputed by employers who attributed graduate unemployment to a lack of generic skills and serious inadequacy in terms of work-related competences. Furthermore, responsibility for nurturing qualities identified with “employability” lies with the…

Visitation to SMK Katolik Petaling Jaya

26 Jun 2015, Friday By Lee Jo Ee   When we first arrived in SMK Katolik Petaling Jaya, we saw students hustle in and out.  We were told that CHS (Catholic High School) Idol is happening in the school. CHS Idol is sort of audition like American Idol, a platform for the students to perform…

Visitation to SMK Segambut Jaya

By Lee Jo Ee 26th of June, Friday “Teachers are not only teachers, they are facilitators.” — Pick Ching Last Friday, a visitation was conducted to SMK Segambut Jaya, a religious boarding school in Segambut. SMK Segambut Jaya is one of the Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) schools, nonetheless the school faces difficulties in executing…

Character Creativity Initiative – Google Training

  “Character and Creativity is not an option, it’s a necessity.” said Dr. Tony Devine, International Vice President of Global Peace Foundation Malaysia. “You are at the centre of it, it’s all about you,” said Dr. Tony Devine to the principal, Madam Choong and her senior assistant, Madam Lee. Global Peace Foundation is really trying…

Transforming Education: Congregation of Educators for a better Tomorrow

“The barrier between principals and teachers should be broken for CCI to work. Innovation Teams are examples and guidance to the rest of the school. A wholesome child starts with a wholesome teacher. CCI is to transform teachers first,” said Puan Siti Sarimah, principal of SMK Bandar Baru Seri Petaling. Puan Siti Sarimah (holding mic)…

Transforming Education: Love Spreads in Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) Introductory Workshop in SMK Cochrane

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” – James Comer 14 February 2015, Kuala Lumpur- It was Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. The room was filled with love songs and cheerful notes to welcome close to ninety educators of SMK Cochrane to their first CCI workshop. The day started with an…

Transforming Education: Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) Workshop in SMK (P) Air Panas

“Work with the people who really wants to change, people who can move and transform.” – Miss Fong, Character and Creativity Initiative Director – Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia). 24 January 2015, Kuala Lumpur– The first Character and Creativity Initiative workshop of the year started with close to eighty (80) educators of SMK Air Panas receiving…

Character Creativity Initiative

Transforming Education: Going Beyond Uncharted Waters

Halloween is a celebration of the unknown, the unfamiliar and fear. At Global Peace, we believe fears must be faced in order for us to go beyond uncharted waters and have the perseverance to deliver greater good. In conjunction with Halloween which is a celebration of the unknown, the unfamiliar, Global Peace recognises that education is…

Transforming Education: A Pact for Change, One School at A Time

Transforming education is a seemingly impossible task to many but not to the Global Peace Education division. The Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) was founded and piloted in Kenya three years ago and the results were astounding. Thus, such efforts are being rolled out in nine countries including Malaysia. 8 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia…

Transforming Education: On-going Efforts in Making Education Relevant to the World

In a time of rapid globalisation and industrialisation, education is more than just a system to transfer knowledge from one to another; it is a launchpad to equip learners with the necessary skills to navigate and excel in the ever-complex twenty first century world. 6 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – The Global Peace team…

Character and Creativity Initiative Training with SMK Batu Muda

Peace isn’t just an absence of war, it is cultivating the culture of true love. We have to have the culture of serving others, to live for the greater good. We have to build the altruistic culture. – Pick Ching, CCI Programme Manager As part of the continuous efforts in making education more relevant to…

Character Creativity Initiative

On the 22nd of July 2014, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia sent a team to give out  a hands-on classroom simulation workshop to schools enrolled to Global Peace Education Malaysia-Character Creativity Initiative (CCI). Participant background comprised of principals and teachers who were the appointed Character Creativity Initiative (CCI) school based committee members known as the Innovation…

Malaysia Education Summit Calls for Character and Creativity Training for Twenty-First Century Classroom

Preconvention Summit Announces Expansion of GPF Initiative into Malaysia and Indonesia Schools These were among the findings presented by Malaysian and international educators at the Global Summit for Character and Creativity held in University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 5. The Summit, “Preparing Youth for Success in Life, Work and Community,” seeks…

21st Century Education: Empowering the Culture of Character and Creativity

The Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia and University Malaya teamed up together to organised the third edition of the GPF Dialogue at the Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University Malaya on “Re-imagining Education in the 21st Century”. The idea of hosting the Dialogue came about in response to the recent launching of the…

Dr Tony Devine : Bringing ‘Character & Creative Initiative’ to Malaysia

Dr Tony Devine, Founder and Executive Director of LeadIn – the Education Division of Global Peace Foundation will be making his first visit to Malaysia from 6 to 10 September 2013! He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector. He oversees the development of Character, Creativity and Leadership…

Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) in Kenyan schools

The recent article by the Chosun Daily on the Global Peace Foundation’s work in Kenya commended the impact of the Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) in Kenyan schools. The following is the presentation that Tony Devine gave at the Global Peace Convention 2012 on the specific projects that CCI has sparked in schools around Kenya.…

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My Internship: Where You Feel at Home

When Global Peace Foundation set its vision as “One Family Under God”, it was a true testament to the kind of organisation it was. As an intern, I was able to witness this family spirit first hand in the organisation’s day to day interactions. It doesn’t matter what background you come from, religion, colour, or…

Annual Review 2017: What We Did Last Year

2017 was a very meaningful and busy year for us. We continued our projects in community, education, and youth, while also starting new initiatives like Global Peace Women and Interfaith and Diversity. Here’s a quick recap of what we did. 1. Community – Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) CUP is a clean water project first…

[VIDEO] Meet our Interns! Guillaume & Alison

Early this year, our team was joined by two amazing interns, Guillaume who worked with Strategic Partnership and Alison who worked with Communications. Here’s what they had to say about the Global Peace internship experience. If you’re looking for an internship that is hands-on, out of the ordinary, and meaningful, apply now! We also have volunteer opportunities…

My Internship: A Heartfelt Experience

Interning with Global Peace was a great start to my new year. It was an experience that I will never forget. As an individual with a communications background, I am thankful to be given the chance to experience first-hand work in a wide range of mass communications related subjects that fall under my interests. My…

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development

In conjunction with this special day, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia produced a special edition of our series ‘We Are One’. We gathered several people who come from the diversity of this world and asked them a few questions.

Peace Chat: Dina’s Shades of Humanity

We often feel disconcerted, even fear when we come into a new environment. While discomfort and nerves are common, the adaptation period is different to each of us. However, it all depends on your attitude when faced with the situation. The positive thinker             “The world is a book, and those who do not travel…

“Listen & Respect”, A Personal Piece by Nina Soutoul

“We can make our future better.” Happiness. Fulfillment. Aspirations. Inspirations. Creativity. These are the feelings you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that all you want to do with your life is to help people; help them to enjoy life and help them to believe in themselves as inspirational and creative human beings. My first volunteer…

ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit: Youth Driving the ASEAN Community

The 2015 ASEAN+ Young Leaders Summit, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, have been hosted this year at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. The 3 days summit, from 18th-20th of November, brought together 300 delegates from 15 different countries, and were clustered into 4 pillars: Leadership, Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship, and Education &…

World Smile Day

“Peace begins with a smile” Mother Teresa Smile, Today is World Smile Day. Smile should not be only defined as a facial expression to please or to be kind to others, but as a necessity to build your inner strengths, look for better health and happiness. Some people define life as being too short, others…

“I AM EVERYONE”

On Monday 21st of September, it was International World Peace Day, a very special day to bring awareness about the challenge of building a more peaceful world and sharing ideas about understanding and acceptance. At Global Peace Foundation we believe in people, in kindness and in love. Thus, we decided to spend our day interviewing…

A Kaleidoscope of Everyday Mandelas’: Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hjh Zaleha Binti Ismail

“Mother of 3, previous Minister of National Unity and Social Development, Chairman of Global Peace Festival Malaysia, compassionate leader” We generally define “diversity” as people from different races, nationalities, religions and sexes to coming together to form a group. This is definitely a general perception of any organization or community in acceptance and understanding of…

A Kaleidoscope of Everyday Mandelas’: Daniel Lee Bin Abdullah

Daniel Lee Bin Abdullah  Single father of two, MyTeksi driver, Malaysian, understanding man Lee, one of the most common Chinese surname, but for Daniel, his full name is Daniel Lee bin Abdullah. The transformation of his name could be perceived to have changed his life quite a lot, but to Daniel, Chinese or Malay, we…

Peace Chat: Dina’s Shades of Humanity

We often feel disconcerted, even fear when we come into a new environment. While discomfort and nerves are common, the adaptation period is different to each of us. However, it all depends on your attitude when faced with the situation. The positive thinker             “The world is a book, and those who do not travel…

Dr. Teh Hosting the Breakfast with CEO Series by TalentCorp

Participants took a group photo with Dr.Teh and the Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia)  family at the end of the session. 16 January, Petaling Jaya-Talent Corporation Malaysia since its conception has been pouring countless efforts in engaging Malaysian students residing abroad, keeping them abreast of the latest development in the nation- particularly the key economic areas (NKEA).…

Global Peace Convention 2013

I Have a Dream

Reaching Out – The Little Steps to Peace-building

As Ghandi said: “If we were to teach real peace to the world, we have to start with the children”. An early morning drive down to Hulu Tamu marked to be the first and most intriguing outreach experience for the Global Peace team. Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia) were invited by the Association of Confucianism Malaysia…

Baby Avengers: Yin Yee’s Journey

  The cat that grew so much in two months since her first GPV Camp   People say it’s almost impossible to grow as a person in a short, limited period of time. I beg to differ because even though I’ve only been at Global Peace Foundation Malaysia for four months, it has been the…

Baby Avengers: Lana’s Journey

Lana in all her queenly glory before completing her internship The time I spent in Global Peace Foundation Malaysia, as an intern was a memorable one for me as it was rich in experience sharing and helped me  discover my potential. Personally, I didn’t know that I was good at photography as I only had…

Baby Avengers: Samantha’s Journey

Samantha posing fabulously with her favourite: brick walls *evil smirks from comms team* My internship experience at GPF(M) was truly an unforgettable one. I learnt more than what I could have learnt in a classroom. My supervisor gave me endless opportunities to get the working experience I deserved. However, the best part of my experience…

Face and Conquer Your Fear: A Halloween like non other

There are so many fears in the world, so many unknowns. Fear of heights, of water, of change. But the greatest things most humans fear is change and differences. We see it written out in books and played out in the media. The fear of what we don’t know leads to misunderstandings and it brings…

Smile…Subscribe…Pass it on

Editor’s thought: How do you make a stranger smile with just a simple gesture? High five them!

We are All Equal, We are All Human Beings

Editor’s thought: In the times of the Apartheid, the ‘blacks’ were told to stay in their places and if they came out of it, they were punished. Now that we’re in the 21st century, it’s hearbtreaking to see that this separation still exists because of preconceived prejudice. As humans, we are all equal, we deserve freedom…

Priceless Smiles of Children

Editor’s thought: Give a child a smile a day and I promise the result will be priceless.  #FearoftheUnknown #TakNgeriPun

Stop Racism, Start Loving

Editor’s thought: Malaysia is a country so full of diversity yet we are fraught with fights about race and religion. It’s about time we stopped fighting and started appreciating everyone, no matter their background or what the colour of their skin is. There should be no divide between the races because we are essentially, one human…

Halloween Tips

Editor’s thought: Halloween is one of the biggest and oldest holiday. Adults and kids get really excited when halloween rolls around. If you’re planning to welcome princesses, superheroes, zombies and witches to your home this year, here is what you need to throw a spectacular and safe bash. Halloween At Home and on the Street  By…

Why We Need Halloween

Editor’s thought: Halloween isn’t just fun and games anymore. Scientist have given us solid factual reasons why we humans NEED Halloween. This holiday really has its benefits.    Five Reasons Why Humans Need Halloween By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 30, 2013 |  BOO! Did I scare you? No? Let’s try this: Scientists currently predict global sea…

Peace Chat Series 1 – Zero to Hero, Goodness Spreads Like Wildfire

Goodness is like fire; all it needs is a little flame to help ignite the passion and determination in our heart. Be the person you want to be, bring forth hope and warmth to those who are in dire need of it. We, at the Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia) believe in creating an intimate and…

An Oscar worthy anti-bullying short film

Editor’s thought: Simply powerful! Bullying happens everywhere. Save our future generation from bullying now. (Source: France Télévisions )

German Muslim community announces protest against extremism

Editor’s thought: “We have no idea how diverse religion is as we live in a time where there are so many religions centred in one planet and we fight over it. But what we forget is that the very value of religion is to love and do good unto others. This article is inspiring and…

Peace Chat : The rising Heroes of The social Sector

Last Friday, on August 29th 2014, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia hosted the first ever Peace Chat Series at the headquarter office. Peace Chat is a casual and easy-going chat session with young changemakers of Malaysia. It serves as a platform for audiences to discover the reasons behind their amazing work for the betterment of society,…

Light of hope and peace on Eid ul-Fitr

  Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Maaf Zahir Batin. Happy Eid. We seek forgiveness from you physically and spiritually. Eid ul-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is observed on the first of the month of Shawwal at the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims undergo a period of absolute…

Mandelas of our time moving humanity forward

The world is called to take action and inspire change, making everyday a Mandela Day. 18th of July 2014 was declared the Nelson Mandela International Day, a day to acknowledge the contribution of Mandela to mankind. More importantly, it is a day that calls the world for action in efforts of peace-building. It was a…

MH17: Our wounded world needs healing

In less than 5 months, we are yet again deeply disturbed and saddened by the lost of another Boeing 777, which carried a total of 298 people on board. We barely came out from the last incident of the missing flight MH370 and now this. The 298 people are not just people who died in…

The world mourned on Mandela’s Day, for the wrong reason

Since 2009, the world has celebrated Nelson Mandela Day on the 18th of July, which is Madiba’s (Mandela’s clan name) birthday. This is supposed to be day to celebrate the legacy of a man hailed as a global symbol of reconciliation, who passed away on Dec 5, 2013. Ironically, it was a day many around the…

Nelson Mandela International Day – Breaking barriers, bringing humanity forward

This month the world is commemorating Nelson Mandela International Day on the 18th July. The Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia) is taking this opportunity to create awareness and promote the values exemplified by Nelson Mandela in his long walk for freedom. Lately, our society has been plagued by issues on race, religion and extremism which continue…

Berlin Plans ‘House Of One,’ A Place Where Jews, Muslims, And Christians Will Pray Under The Same Roof

A rabbi, an imam, and a pastor are planning to pull off an interfaith miracle in the heart of Berlin, Germany by creating a sacred space for three religions under one roof. The House of One will be a shared place of prayer and learning for the city’s Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities that celebrates…

The Only Salvation (Bring Back Our Girls)

On the night of 14 April 2014, in the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria’s Borno State, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram. The notorious terrorist group, whose name loosely translates to ‘Western or Non-Islamic education is a sin’, engages in such activity…

Sports for Peace – GPF answers the UN’s call for peace and development through sport

As the Malaysian men’s national football team assistant coach Richard Nelson Scully addressed the participants of the first ever Sports for Peace initiative organised by Global Peace Festival (GPF) – Malaysia, the passion in his voice was clear for all to hear, and the love in his eyes for the beautiful game was even clearer…

Sports for PEACE – using sport to foster change in the world

This April 6th promises to be a day to be remembered as it marks the first ever, International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The United Nations initiative seeks to embody the fight for world peace by using the transformative power of sport to bring together people from all walks of life in the hopes…

Hip-hop star Reshmonu wants Malaysians to #UniteForMH370

Hip-hop star Reshmonu wants Malaysians to #UniteForMH370 One week into search and rescue operations, and there’s still no sign of Flight MH370 after its mysterious disappearance. Can music help to heal the pain? As the mystery of lost Flight MH370 deepens, with more questions being asked than answers found or given, Malaysians of all persuasions…

#UnitedforMH370 for missing jet

MH370 Even though the prospect of finding survivors from the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 fades with each passing day, Malaysians are hoping that the aircraft will be found soon. One such beacon of hope is the #UnitedforMH370 campaign spearheaded by local artist Reshmonu, whose real name is Hiresh Haridas, and NGO Global Peace Foundation…

A Leap in Embracing Our Common Humanity

A Leap in Embracing Our Common Humanity The MH370 incident has undoubtedly broken the hearts of many. With the great deal of mystery that has surrounded the situation, confusion, fear and speculation cast a dark cloud of worry ​locally and internationally. Under the circumstances, however, I have been especially inspired by the spirit of Malaysian​s​…

Global Peace Foundation Supports World Interfaith Harmony Week 3-9 February, 2014

Recognizing the “imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people,” the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2010 designating the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. The Global Peace Foundation supports the United Nations in its efforts to engage the world’s…

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Founder of the Global Peace Foundation Address at Global Peace Convention 2013

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation calls for interfaith cooperation for peace at the Global Peace Convention 2013 themed “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace Through Universal Aspirations, Principles, and Values” Your excellencies, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is both an honor and a greatpleasure for me…

Keynote Speech Dr. Hyun Jin Moon

KEYNOTE SPEECH DR. HYUN JIN MOON The 5th Global Peace Convention “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace Through Universal Aspirations, Principles, and Values”  Opening Plenary, Global Peace Convention 2013  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . December 6, 2013  Your excellencies, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is both an honor and a great pleasure…

Preconvention Forum Emphasizes Faith Leadership, Shared Values in Building Social Cohesion

“As an officially Muslim state which protects the rights of all people to practice their religion freely, Malaysia is positioned to have a strong positive role in the rest of the Muslim world,” said James Patton, executive vice president of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy at a forum, “Faith Leadership for the Greater…

Global Peace Convention 2013 Calls for Interfaith Cooperation to Mitigate Conflict and Advance Social Cohesion

The 2013 Global Peace Convention kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on December 6 with a call from GPF chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Moon for the establishment of a faith-based Peace Council at the United Nations as a major initiative to meet the global challenge of identity-based conflict. “Today, religious identities are regional in scope and…

An Interview with Dr H. Marsudi Syuhud, General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU): On Indonesia’s Diversity and Interfaith Experience

The Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia recently interviewed with Dr. H. Marsudi Syuhud, fondly known as Pak Marsudi, on his view about Indonesia’s diversity and interfaith experience. He is currently the General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia, and is an influential force in Indonesia’s peaceful coexistence among its Muslim-majority,…

UNITY IN MY EYES

Do you ever encounter any personal problem with the Malays, Indians or Chinese? Perhaps because they are richer than you or doing better compare to you? Instead of working hard to improve your life’s condition or looking at the bigger picture of our complex socio-economy, it is more convenient to put the blame on the…

GPC 2013 Soft Launch: Keynote Address by Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department

In conjunction with the Soft Launch & Press Conference for the upcoming Global Peace Convention 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia themed “Unity in Diversity – Building Social Cohesion and Sustainable Peace Through Universal Aspirations, Principles and Values”; Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and co-chair of GPC 2013 gave a meaningful…

Malaysia to Host Global Peace Convention 2013: Soft Launch & Press Conference

(Press Release) “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace through Universal Aspirations, Principles and Values” Kuala Lumpur, 21 October – Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia and the Department are set to play host to the 5th Annual Global Peace Convention (GPC), happening from 5 to 8 December 2013 at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.…

“Malaysia’s Unity & Its Challenges” by Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

MALAYSIA’S UNITY & ITS CHALLENGES  The months of August and September in our annual calendar are of great significance to all Malaysians. On the 31st August every year we celebrate our HARI MERDEKA or Independence Day while on the 16th of September we commemorate HARI MALAYSIA or MALAYSIA DAY. And this year we celebrated Malaysia’s…

Malaysia, Host Country to Global Peace Convention 2013

“What is most important now is how, where, and when the human family will at last come together to live in peace.” Dr Hyun Jin Preston Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Foundation

Malaysia, through Murali’s Eyes. Happy Malaysia Day!

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Theresa Have you heard this song before; it goes like this “… One little, two little, three little Indians~” The song can go on, but I wish to introduce myself: I’m an average-looking Indian guy, an imaginative…

GPF Malaysia wishes all a ‘Happy Malaysia Day’!

Date: 16 September 2013 | Venue: Malaysia | Theme: “Celebrating the Unity in Diversity of our beloved Nation”! “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one Nation, evermore!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes  

Wake up call for Action!

More A+ in examinations, better CGPA grades, high flying career, good pay and bigger income, the ability to own cars and properties … sounds familiar? But hang on for a second – are we forgetting something? What about service for others? And living for the greater good? Victor Thomas from Petaling Jaya wrote-in to The…

GPF Malaysia Organized Teambuilding for Growth & Greater Bonding

Date: 1 & 2 August 2013 | Time: 10am – 6pm | Venue: GPF Malaysia’s Office, the Incredible Hall Says Dr Teh Su Thye, CEO of GPF Malaysia, “Grow GPF by growing the team!” In line with GPF’s mission and vision of all mankind are One Family under God – the team had our internal…

Article: Embracing Diversity – Key Towards Peace

Ever wonder what does peace means to our everyday lives? Usually we would appreciate the meaning of peace during post-conflict or war time. Peace during peace time, it doesn’t really resonate with most of us. We often carry on our daily routine lives in our little cocooned communities. We don’t really care as much about…

Outcome Report : GPF Dialogue ‘Moving Forward: Dream of A Better Malaysia’

The Outcome Report on “Moving Forward: Dream of A Better Malaysia” was recently compiled by Global Peace Festival Malaysia. The report was based on the GPF Dialogue we had recently on 23 May 2013 at University of Malaysia. We hope that this report will serve as a reference for the government and other key stakeholders…

GPF Malaysia Recognized with Appreciation Award for Promoting Peace & Unity

In conjunction with the ‘Sambutan Minggu Perpaduan 2013’ organized Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional (JPNIN) – GPF Malaysia was selected and honored with special appreciation awards presented by Y.B. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Kurup, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department to Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hajah Zaleha Ismail, GPF Malaysia’s chairman. GPF…

[ COMPLETED ] GPF Dialogue Series “Freedom of Expression: Are Malaysian Youths Ready?”

We would like to cordially invite you:   GPF Dialogue with the theme  “Freedom of Expression: Are Malaysian Youths Ready?”   9 July 2013,   10.00 am to 1.00 pm  Lecture Theatre 13 (LT13),   Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Jalan Taylors, Subang Jaya. We will be discussing on a very pertinent issue that has been lingering in the…

The Culture Of Dialogue For A Better Malaysia

Recently GPF Malaysia held our first GPF Dialogue at University of Malaya on 23rd May 2013. Entitled “Moving Forward: Dream of a Better Malaysia”, GPF Malaysia partnered with Projek Dialog and University of Malaya to host this forum which was attended by about 100 participants. The forum is timely as the current climate in this…

Media Release: GPF seeks common aspirations for a better Malaysia through open dialogue

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate publication GPF seeks common aspirations for a better Malaysia through open dialogue Kuala Lumpur, 23 May 2013 – Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia has teamed up with University of Malaya (UM) and Projek Dialog to organise a forum to uphold nation’s unity and peace today. With the topic, “Moving Forward: Dream…

A HISTORIC TRIUMPH: THE GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION ATLANTA 2012

Government Officials, Human Rights Activists, Service Entrepreneurs and Youth from Around the World Convene to Talk Peace, Leadership, and Service   [wowslider id=”4″] Atlanta, GA (December 3, 2012).  Participants from around the world attended The Global Peace Foundation’s (GPF) Global Peace Convention (GPC) in Atlanta, Georgia last week. Co-Chaired by Georgia Senator Emanuel Jones and…

Global Peace Leadership Exchange (GPLE)

Since April 2011, the GPLE has brought together two countries for this unique purpose. Leaders from various sectors of Korean and Malaysian society participated in the programme which was held six times in Malaysia and once in Korea. The program drew a great response from each visiting Korean delegation, expressing their high admiration for the…

Global Peace Convention 2012

One of the most vibrant cities in the United States, Atlanta, Georgia, will host the 2012 Global Peace Convention, engaging government and civil society leaders in a unique, collaborative exchange on innovative approaches to promoting sustainable peace, social cohesion and compassionate development.  The 2012 Global Peace Convention is the fourth such international gathering, following assemblies in Manila, Nairobi,…

Malaysian and Indonesian Leaders Emphasize the Role of Government in Unifying Diverse Societies

  Government can play a key role in fostering social cohesion in religiously and ethnically diverse societies according to leaders from Malaysia and Indonesia who presented studies of the two nations at the June 2, 2012 Global Peace Leadership Conference in Tokyo. Finding strength and enrichment in diversity, rather than challenge and threat, they said is…

GPFF Confers 2011 Global Peace Awards at Seoul Convention

Malaysian child welfare advocate Tan Sri Zaleha Ismail choked back tears as she accepted the first Global Peace Award for the Family. “I never expected to receive such an award,” she said. “I never thought I was doing anything remarkable. I have spent my life doing the things I believed I ought to do.” Her…

International Leaders Call for Government and Civil Society Collaboration on Peace Building, Development in Northeast Asia

Representatives from 30 Nations Affirm Shared Values in Seoul Declaration Leaders from government, business, academia, the volunteer sector and the faith community affirmed the need for close collaboration in addressing problems of conflict and underdevelopment at the 2011 Global Peace Convention, convened in Seoul, Korea on November 28-30, 2011. The Convention concluded with the formal…

‘Unity in Diversity’ the Focus of Korea-Malaysia Leadership Exchange

“Unity in Diversity:The Malaysian Experience” was the theme of a peace forum engaging a group of 56 peace activists from Korea on August 11-13,2011 in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia.  Hosted at University Kebangsaan, the peace forum was jointly organized by GPF Malaysia, Malaysia’s Department of National Unity and Integration, and University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Among the distinguished panelists…

Korean Delegation Learns ‘Unity in Diversity’ at Malaysia Cultural Exchange Program

The sight of a 120-strong delegation of Korean leaders enjoying local activities, such as playing congkak, eating durian and making ketupat, represents more than just a happy cultural exchange. The cultural program, held on July 8 in Seremban, the capital of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan, is part of a larger social vision to see the global community rise…

Delegation Promotes Korea-Malaysia Collaboration for Peacebuilding

KUALA LUMPUR—A delegation of 35 Korean social activists, corporate leaders, government officials, and academicians visited Malaysia for a three-day Global Peace Leadership Exchange program aimed at sharing best practices in peacebuilding, developing networks that will facilitate success in peacebuilding efforts, and advancing plans for future collaborations. According to David Yoo, President of Global Peace Festival…

Global Peace Collaborates with Focus Point for World Sight Day

Focus Point Holdings Berhad (Focus Point) is once again spearheading Malaysia’s efforts for World Sight Day – an international day of awareness to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. In line with this year’s theme, Eye Care Everywhere, Focus Point is undertaking a variety of activities designed to engage…

[VIDEO] Life Without Electricity: Surayati’s Story

Surayati’s village is in a remote patch of land, 20km away from the nearest town. She has no access to basic needs like electricity. When night falls, she lights a small fire by burning palm kernels to provide light for her family. Blanketed by darkness, she contemplates why her life has remained unchanged and what…

[VIDEO] Global Handwashing Day 2018

https://globalpeace.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/GHD.mp4   Global Handwashing Day is observed every year on October 15th to spread awareness “about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.” This year’s theme “Clean Hands – a recipe for health” seeks to remind everyone to practice washing hands before eating, meal…

The Insanely High Price to Charge Phones in Orang Asli Villages

It’ll only cost you 80 cents* to charge your mobile phone… for a year. That’s unbelievably cheap and a negligible expense. After all, what is 80 cents a year? What if I told you instead that it’ll cost you RM624 to charge your mobile phone for a year? On top of that, it’s going to…

Global Peace and Nestlé to Empower Rural Communities with Clean Water

PETALING JAYA, 7 September 2018 – Global Peace Foundation Malaysia (Global Peace) and Nestlé Malaysia today joined hands to launch the Safe Water, Safe Communities project, aimed at providing clean water to underserved orang asli communities.   The initiative will engage five villages in Tasik Chini, Pahang, to install water filtration systems that will provide clean water…

All-Lights Village: Where Light Becomes Life

Nenek Jamilah is a Jakun orang asli living deep in the interiors of Pahang. Her husband has long passed away so she lives alone. Despite being in her 80s, she still works as a rubber tapper, earning RM60-70 every two weeks. She spent RM25 of her hard-earned money to buy a USB rechargeable lamp to…

[VIDEO] Living with Water Poverty: Plight of the Orang Asli Women

In the deep jungles of Pahang, the orang asli live a life deprived of basic needs like clean water. Water poverty is an everyday peril to the community but for the women tasked with fetching water, it is a threat that is slowly eroding their identity as an orang asli, a mother, and a woman.…

[VIDEO] WASH for Rural Communities

Our WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) training is the educational component of our Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) clean water initiative. In many rural orang asli villages in Malaysia, the scarcity of water, absence of proper sanitation, and poor hygiene habits have led to health issues like skin and waterborne diseases, and broader issues like…

[VIDEO] Harnessing the Power of Community Engagement

Community Engagement Workshop The first few meetings with a village are critical for the success of our community development programme. It’s an opportunity for us to get to know one another, learn about their life, and start building relationship and trust with the people there.   A good engagement would facilitate the community to get…

Crocodiles & Water Scarcity: Double Threat to Semada Belatok

Semada Belatok is a village of about 200 people, mainly composed of Ibanese natives. Located in Serian division, it is approximately one-hour away from the nearest town, Balai Ringin. To get there, we turned off the main road into an unmarked side road that wound past a quarry, sporadic patches of pepper farms, and oil…

Clean Water Changes Lives in Kg. Binjai

We made a return visit to Kampung Binjai in Pahang, where we installed a water filtration system as part of Laneige’s Waterful Sharing Campaign back in 2016. The orang asli here used to rely on water from a well and pond for their daily needs. Their drinking water was cloudy with an earthy aftertaste, but…

We Spent the Night in an Orang Asli Village Deep in Pahang

Back in mid-April, five of us went on a trip to Muadzam Shah, Pahang to visit the orang asli communities there; Kampung Padang, Kampung Dungun, and Kampung Pecah Bateri. We spent the night in Kampung Padang in the middle of an oil palm plantation to better understand the lifestyle of the people here.    Dr.…

Global Peace and Laneige Collaborates for Third Year

On 25 April 2018, we were invited to Laneige Malaysia’s Water Bar Media Launch event at ABC Cooking Studio in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. This year marks the third year that we’re collaborating with Laneige through their Waterful Sharing Campaign to provide clean water to underprivileged and rural communities suffering from water poverty.   To date,…

Semoi: Crafting a Living with Woodwork

The evening sun hangs low over the treetops. At this time, most of the people are still out at work, the remaining few women and children sit or nap in their wooden houses, the occasional breeze offering a momentary respite from the humidity. A scratchy, raspy sound interrupts the quiet. It stops for a while,…

Kg. Sion: Hoping for Clean Water

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, its land mass comparable to that of the whole of Peninsular Malaysia. It is a wellspring of culture and diversity, and home to an ever-growing population of around 2.6 million people from over 40 sub-ethnic groups.   We visited Sarawak early this year on a recce trip to…

Global Peace Collaborates with YTL Power and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia in Clean Water Project

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April 2018 – YTL Power International Berhad (YTL Power) today signed a Collaboration Agreement with Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) and Global Peace Foundation Malaysia (Global Peace) to provide RM184,600 of funding into the Communities Unite for Purewater (CUP) social intervention programme run by Global Peace. YTL Power was represented by Dato’ Yeoh…

Water Speaks: Clean Water in Kampung Padang

It is afternoon, but the village is still. The adults have left early to work in the neighbouring plantations, gathering oil palm fruit that sell at RM2-3 (USD0.50-0.80) per sack. The silence is occasionally broken by the crow of a rooster or the tinkling laughter of children at play.   Kampung Padang in rural Muadzam…

A Step Towards Equality: Clean Water in Kampung Sungai Chemperoh

The orang asli in Kampung Sungai Chemperoh of Janda Baik, Pahang have long struggled with access to clean water. Their only source of water is from a hilltop stream that takes a 2km walk from their village. However, the water from the stream is unpurified and contains coliform bacteria that threatens the health of the…

Strengthening Families Through Global Peace Women

“When you are 70, what words will be very important to you? For me, peace is very important,” Datuk Stella Chin, chairwoman of Global Peace Women Malaysia, said in her speech during the launching event of ‘Peace Begins in the Home’ movement. The smallest and most common yet most fundamental institution in the world is…

Painting Our Malaysian Dream

September was a month of celebration for Malaysia. Our Merdeka celebration had just ended, and we celebrated with our unprecedented victory in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which was then followed closely by Malaysia Day! We decided it was the best month to discover the dream that binds us all as Malaysians. So on 28th…

Working in Kampung Padang with Engineers Without Borders

When we first visited Kampung Padang, their issue with drinking water was immediately evident. They walk half an hour to the well in the village to collect drinking water, twice or thrice each day. Unfiltered and exposed, their water is completely unsafe for consumption. Due to the inaccessibility to water, let alone to clean water,…

Celebrating Clean Water in Kampung Ulu Geroh

Beyond the quaint Gopeng town of white water rafting and Rafflesia trekking, lays a village named Kampung Ulu Geroh. It is surrounded by durian orchards, rubber, palm oil plantation and forest reserves.  The inhabitation of Orang Asli settlement here is dominated by Orang Asli Semai. Global Peace Malaysia paid a visit to Kampung Ulu Geroh…

Water Speaks: The Struggles of Kampung Ulu Geroh

“We have a house in the city but I said I don’t want.” Wah Rina, a resident of Kampung Ulu Geroh, told us. This is something that most of the villagers of Kampung Ulu Geroh share, their preference to stay near their village homes over the cities.  Almost an hour drive away from the nearest…

A Waterful Initiative to the Land Below the Wind

Sabah, a land known for its beautiful beaches and the majestic Mount Kinabalu! Undoubtedly a breathtaking place. Yet through research and recce, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia came to know that the plight for clean water is prominent in rural parts of this state.  In partnership with Breeze, the team under the leadership of Dr. Teh Su…

Breaking Borders while Breaking Fast

Imagine having no rights to education, and no rights to work. That is what 150,200 refugees in Malaysia are struggling with every day. They face persecution in their country and are treated as illegal immigrants in this country. In conjunction with Ramadhan, the month of forgiveness, gratitude, and giving, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia organized an…

Water Speaks: Learning about Water Poverty from Kg. Binjai

Around 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, sits a peaceful village called Kampung Binjai. When we first arrived, the children were running around naked, playing in the dirt. The houses were all made from leaves and wooden planks, surrounded mostly by rubber trees.  Kampung Binjai in Pahang is one of the many villages in Malaysia which…

Extending Clean Water to more Communities with Laneige Malaysia

Last year, we collaborated with Laneige Malaysia and together we successfully provided clean and safe drinking water through an ultrafiltration water filtration installed in Kampung Ulu Geruntum, Perak and Kampung Binjai, Pahang. On 17 April 2017, Laneige Malaysia held a press conference to officially announce the collaboration with Global Peace Foundation Malaysia on the fundraising…

My Experience: Going HOME To Gopeng – My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh

My First Visit To Kampung Ulu Geroh Going HOME to Gopeng was an eye-opening experience for me as it was my very first visit to an Orang Asli village. My first impression of the community service was an adventurous one as I did not know what to expect from the trip and being an outdoor…

Power of 10 Sen

Together, We can magnify the value of 10 sen 2008 Launched in 2008 in conjunction with Malaysia’s Global Peace Foundation, Power of 10 Sen is different from most humanitarian efforts because it’s not about the collection of millions of dollars. It’s about empowering millions of children. We conduct continuous donation drives in universities, secondary schools,…

Alllights Project – In conjunction with GPLE Sabah

The Alllights Village project brings inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar lanterns to remote communities with limited access to electrical power, providing nighttime illumination for children’s studies and other household needs. GPF Korea previously supported All Lights Villages in the Philippines as part of a joint Global Peace Leadership Exchange initiative between GPF Korea and the GPF Philippines.…

NEWS ARTICLES | GLOBAL PEACE WOMEN

20 April 2012- Global Peace Women was launch in Malaysia in the Sunway Hotel by the DPM’s wife. “Women are natural NGO leaders”, says DPM’s wife Bellow are some of the news article about this program:            

Alllights Village

Date: Year 2012 | Venue: Kg. Sosopon & Kg. Terian, Penampang, Sabah, East Malaysia  In conjunction with GPLE Malaysia, the GPF Korea decided to extend their ‘Alllights Village’ projects to several areas in East Malaysia, following the programme’s success in Philippines during the Global Peace Leadership Exchange initiative between GPF Korea and the GPF Philippines.…

GPF Korea All Lights Village Project to Expand to East Malaysia

GPF Korea President Dr. David Yoo announced the expansion of GPFF’s All Lights Village Project to serve rural residents of the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo on May 28, 2012. The All Lights Village project brings inexpensive, environmentally friendly solar lanterns to remote communities with limited access to electrical power, providing nighttime illumination for children’s…

Global Peace Women Launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 18 April 2012—Three hundred women leaders representing organizations from Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines attended the inauguration of Global Peace Women Malaysia, a new initiative of the Global Peace Festival Foundation which will advance the role of women in leadership and emphasize the special capacity of women to promote peace and the…

[VIDEO] Rekindling Our Passion, Transforming Our Schools

We organised a Teacher Empowerment for School Transformation (TEST) Educators Retreat for 60 district education officers from Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) Timur Laut, Penang, in collaboration with Edvolution. Themed “Rekindling Our Passion, Transforming Our Schools”, the retreat – which is the first they have attended together – provided an opportunity for these officers to get to…

[VIDEO] YLK Educator’s Retreat 2018

Themed “Illuminating Minds, Transforming Lives”, the Yayasan Lasallian Kuching (YLK) Educator’s Retreat saw a total of 34 educators from 10 YLK centres in Sarawak participating in the two-day programme. It was the first time that these teachers had the opportunity to come together and get to know each other through team-building games, discussions, and heart-to-heart sharing.   The…

[VIDEO] Transformation Starts with Teachers

“We must become what we wish to teach.” ― Nathaniel Branden   On December 28, 2017, we held a one-day workshop with the teachers of Desa Mahkota Form Six College. We were heartened by the response of the teachers and their enthusiasm to immediately apply what they have learned to their teaching and students. The…

Transforming Education Summit Empowers Educators

“Teachers are very important, teachers will shape a child to become a person with [qualities like leadership, integrity, and kindness]. In that case, teachers must learn and accumulate knowledge from many sources [to shape themselves first],” said Chairwoman of Global Peace Foundation Malaysia, Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hajah Zaleha Ismail, at the Transforming Education…

Building A Culture of Heart

…previously, SMK Puterijaya experienced encouraging response from teachers and students on the outcomes of one week collaborative teaching #Hacktheclassroom. Although impact was small but invaluable if we the public knew how hectic school teachers schedule is and what their priorities are. And the result was exactly what we envisioned to happen and excited for the…

How Collaborative Teaching Makes Learning Fun

We are now well into the second decade of the 21st century. We came a long way since the Industry Revolution in the 18th and 19th century. Education has become more accessible as well as more important than ever. According to World Education Services in 2013, 98.4% of youth in Malaysia are literate. Completing tertiary…

Cikgu Lee Saw Im Story

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Satu Malaysia, As a teacher, the teaching and learning process is like flesh and nail, it is very close. Teachers teaching and students learning is supposedly to happen. Yet, there are times the objectives are not fully achieved. Moreover, to face the challenges of the students in the 21st century, I…

Story from Cikgu Mohammad Yassir Hamidun

Inspirasi dari Perkongsian Global Peace Foundation tempoh hari saya terus laksanakan untuk kelas saya. Sejak beberapa tahun lepas saya seringkali berfikir apakah kaedah lain yang lebih berkesan untuk pembelajaran pelajar selain cara tradisional (kuliah & latihan), kerana saya dapati pelajar tidak dapat manfaat sepenuhnya dari cara lama. Cepat bosan, tidur dan tidak memberikan tumpuan adalah…

A teacher’s effort to make learning engaging

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Satu Malaysia, Sebagai seorang guru, pengajaran dan pembelajaran bagi isi dan kuku. Guru mengajar dan murid belajar adalah sepatutnya berlaku dalam proses PdP. Namun ada kalanya situasi tidak dapat mencapai objektif sepenuhya. Lebih-lebih lagi bagi menghadapi cabaran murid abad ke-21, saya berasa sebagai seorang guru kita seharus berubah ke arah lebih inovatif. Saya pernah menghadapi situasi…

“Cross-sectorial collaboration – the key to collective efforts to nurture holistic youth”

A SUMMARY OF GLOBAL PEACE EDUCATION FORUM 2015 “Job seekers cited the shortages of jobs as one reason for being unemployed. This was disputed by employers who attributed graduate unemployment to a lack of generic skills and serious inadequacy in terms of work-related competences. Furthermore, responsibility for nurturing qualities identified with “employability” lies with the…

Visitation to SMK Katolik Petaling Jaya

26 Jun 2015, Friday By Lee Jo Ee   When we first arrived in SMK Katolik Petaling Jaya, we saw students hustle in and out.  We were told that CHS (Catholic High School) Idol is happening in the school. CHS Idol is sort of audition like American Idol, a platform for the students to perform…

Visitation to SMK Segambut Jaya

By Lee Jo Ee 26th of June, Friday “Teachers are not only teachers, they are facilitators.” — Pick Ching Last Friday, a visitation was conducted to SMK Segambut Jaya, a religious boarding school in Segambut. SMK Segambut Jaya is one of the Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) schools, nonetheless the school faces difficulties in executing…

Character Creativity Initiative – Google Training

  “Character and Creativity is not an option, it’s a necessity.” said Dr. Tony Devine, International Vice President of Global Peace Foundation Malaysia. “You are at the centre of it, it’s all about you,” said Dr. Tony Devine to the principal, Madam Choong and her senior assistant, Madam Lee. Global Peace Foundation is really trying…

Transforming Education: Congregation of Educators for a better Tomorrow

“The barrier between principals and teachers should be broken for CCI to work. Innovation Teams are examples and guidance to the rest of the school. A wholesome child starts with a wholesome teacher. CCI is to transform teachers first,” said Puan Siti Sarimah, principal of SMK Bandar Baru Seri Petaling. Puan Siti Sarimah (holding mic)…

Transforming Education: Love Spreads in Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) Introductory Workshop in SMK Cochrane

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” – James Comer 14 February 2015, Kuala Lumpur- It was Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. The room was filled with love songs and cheerful notes to welcome close to ninety educators of SMK Cochrane to their first CCI workshop. The day started with an…

Transforming Education: Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) Workshop in SMK (P) Air Panas

“Work with the people who really wants to change, people who can move and transform.” – Miss Fong, Character and Creativity Initiative Director – Global Peace Foundation (Malaysia). 24 January 2015, Kuala Lumpur– The first Character and Creativity Initiative workshop of the year started with close to eighty (80) educators of SMK Air Panas receiving…

Character Creativity Initiative

Transforming Education: Going Beyond Uncharted Waters

Halloween is a celebration of the unknown, the unfamiliar and fear. At Global Peace, we believe fears must be faced in order for us to go beyond uncharted waters and have the perseverance to deliver greater good. In conjunction with Halloween which is a celebration of the unknown, the unfamiliar, Global Peace recognises that education is…

Transforming Education: A Pact for Change, One School at A Time

Transforming education is a seemingly impossible task to many but not to the Global Peace Education division. The Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) was founded and piloted in Kenya three years ago and the results were astounding. Thus, such efforts are being rolled out in nine countries including Malaysia. 8 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia…

Transforming Education: On-going Efforts in Making Education Relevant to the World

In a time of rapid globalisation and industrialisation, education is more than just a system to transfer knowledge from one to another; it is a launchpad to equip learners with the necessary skills to navigate and excel in the ever-complex twenty first century world. 6 November 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – The Global Peace team…

Character and Creativity Initiative Training with SMK Batu Muda

Peace isn’t just an absence of war, it is cultivating the culture of true love. We have to have the culture of serving others, to live for the greater good. We have to build the altruistic culture. – Pick Ching, CCI Programme Manager As part of the continuous efforts in making education more relevant to…

Character Creativity Initiative

On the 22nd of July 2014, Global Peace Foundation Malaysia sent a team to give out  a hands-on classroom simulation workshop to schools enrolled to Global Peace Education Malaysia-Character Creativity Initiative (CCI). Participant background comprised of principals and teachers who were the appointed Character Creativity Initiative (CCI) school based committee members known as the Innovation…

Malaysia Education Summit Calls for Character and Creativity Training for Twenty-First Century Classroom

Preconvention Summit Announces Expansion of GPF Initiative into Malaysia and Indonesia Schools These were among the findings presented by Malaysian and international educators at the Global Summit for Character and Creativity held in University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 5. The Summit, “Preparing Youth for Success in Life, Work and Community,” seeks…

21st Century Education: Empowering the Culture of Character and Creativity

The Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia and University Malaya teamed up together to organised the third edition of the GPF Dialogue at the Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University Malaya on “Re-imagining Education in the 21st Century”. The idea of hosting the Dialogue came about in response to the recent launching of the…

Dr Tony Devine : Bringing ‘Character & Creative Initiative’ to Malaysia

Dr Tony Devine, Founder and Executive Director of LeadIn – the Education Division of Global Peace Foundation will be making his first visit to Malaysia from 6 to 10 September 2013! He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector. He oversees the development of Character, Creativity and Leadership…

Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) in Kenyan schools

The recent article by the Chosun Daily on the Global Peace Foundation’s work in Kenya commended the impact of the Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) in Kenyan schools. The following is the presentation that Tony Devine gave at the Global Peace Convention 2012 on the specific projects that CCI has sparked in schools around Kenya.…

[VIDEO] 2018 Young Changemakers Camp

The 2018 Young Changemakers Camp raises moral and innovative leaders through empowering youths with social leadership. Through the camp, youths not only discover more about themselves, but also about others, which is the first step towards cultivating a peaceful environment and becoming a moral leader. Youths build strong relationships through this camp as they are given a…

My Experience: Global Peace Youth Exchange 2017 Philippines

“Learn, grow and giveback” a wise word I was once told right before I began my higher education journey, to which until today I try my best to uphold that principle. At that moment, I only thought to learn and improve myself the best way I possibly can to then one day contribute back to…

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