JAPAN - On Thursday, August 11, from 15:00 to 17:30, "Let's Think about Peace" organized by Hakodate La Salle High School Mission Club was held connecting Thailand, Philippines, and Japan via ZOOM.
The participants present were: Br. Benilde from Thailand, Br. Labelle and Br. Aikee from the Philippines, Br. Rodrigo from Japan, members of Hakodate La Salle Mission Club, mission schools teachers and students in Hokkaido, and Ms. Nundalay, a graduate of Bamboo School and working at La Salle, Sangkhlaburi School, and 20 other participants.
Br. Benilde from Thailand Bamboo School talked about how the school started and what their day was like. Ms. Nundalay talked about what happened before and after they encountered LaSalle Bamboo School. After the presentation, the Q&A session was followed by questions about the relationship between Myanmar and Thailand, what was it like before and after COVID-19, etc.
After a short break, the participants had an hour-long breakout room to share their thoughts on how they felt after listening to the presentation, what their thoughts are on peace and had they changed in any way, and what they could do to help.
Below are some of the feedback from those who participated in this event:
- We can teach each others despite differences in religion, language, and country. I realized that "knowing" is the first step toward connecting with others.
- I now have a guideline to know and act as my own action from now on.
- It was encouraging to learn that high school students are thinking about civility and peace on their own and practicing their own activities.
- Hearing the stories of the local people, I realized how important the Bamboo School is to the local children.
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