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Teacher of Greece “HWPL Peace educator certificate is like one more feather in my cap”
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[Korean Lee Man Hee True Peace Story│HWPL Re-lighting & Interview <19>] Teacher of Greece “HWPL Peace educator certificate is like one more feather in my cap”

Ms. Georgia Maneta, 2nd Primary School Mileon-Kalon Neron English Teacher
Big impressed by the peace educator training
“HWPL peace education textbooks, customized for students and teachers”
“Chairman Lee, will do anything to bring peace”
“HWPL is fully ready to support for peace”

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“I expect students who receive Peace Education of HWPL to realize the importance of peace for themselves and for the world. It is simple to do it. We just need to go ahead with it. We all realized that Peace can be achieved easily if we all act as ONE. Together we can achieve more!” Ms. Georgia Maneta, 2nd Primary School Mileon-Kalon Neron English Teacher. ⓒ천지일보 2022.6.23 (source: HWPL)

[Cheonji Daily News=Reporter Lee Som] Georgia Maneta(48) is a teacher of English of 2nd Primary School Mileon-Kalon Neron in Greece.

She was introduced to HWPL by afriend and aneducator who conducts peace education with HWPL. Georgia has been conducting peace education since last year.

The peace educator training is in keeping with her belief in education. She is constantly trying to give her students opportunitiesto know more things around the world that will helpthem become better people.

◆“Developing the bond in the peace educator training with the other European teachers”

In a recent interview with areporterfromCheonji-ilbo, she said that the confidence has become more solid as she has been trained to for the past nine weeks.

She commented that this peace educator training is valuable. “During the training, I had the chance to see the materials HWPL provided us with and the knowledge that the people had” she said. “Also I realized that it was worth trying to conduct peace education at my school” she added.

Teacher Ms. Georgia said that it was particularly memorable building ties with teachers and contemplating peace from classroom during the peace educator training.

Ms. Georgia said that “I liked the fact that I had a chance to share and exchange views on peace with other amazing educators across Europe.”

There were various activities in peace educator training, but most of all, it was textbooks that captured the hearts of teacher Ms. Georgia.It is explained that it is not made formally and is a specific and intuitive customized textbook that teachers and students can haveanactualunderstanding.

Teacher Ms. Georgia said, “I loved the books they have prepared for peace education. Colourful, with lots of information and activities!” And she emphasized that “HWPL peace education is meant for children and youngsters since the books wrote in a more comprehensive language. Also, there are books, and this is really important as the educators have clear guidelines as to what they have to do!”

After 9 weeks of peace educator training, teacher Ms. Georgia took pride in HWPL peace education. She said that “peace educator training’s certificate is like one more feather in my cap.”

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After HWPL class, Georgia Maneta took a commemorative photo with students, shouting “we are one!”ⓒ천지일보 2022.6.23 (source: HWPL)

◆The effects of the war are everywhere… “Let's do it together”

In Greece, where Ms. Georgia lives, conflicts don’t seem to occur that often if we look at other countries which conflicts or civil war happen a lot. She found that the world is one and conflicts in other countries can affect her country or the other way around.

The most serious case is the refugee issue.

It was the people who lived in other countries for their lifelong without the outbreak of explicit conflicts, but those who crossed the countries in order to survive from the several years of violence, natural disasters, economic issues. The number of refugees and emigrants who have come to Greece since 2015 is over one million. 

Emigrants try to enter Greece through Edirne areaor across the Aegean Seabetween Greece and Turkey without refugee application once most of them departed from Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan and temporarily entered Turkey.

It is a wonder that tens of people hung in a small rubber boat and survived the waves. However, those refugees get arrested on a charge of illegal stay or get isolated without integration into the people there. Greece received a task to make peace with new members in Greece at the same time that they have been affected by the side effect of war.

“Greece is a peaceful country. However, the whole world needs to be aware of the detrimental effects that war has on people, countries, cultures, and environment.”

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. The picture of Ms.Georgia's teaching HWPL peace education to 2nd Primary School Mileon-Kalon Neron students in Greece ⓒ천지일보 2022.6.23 (source: HWPL)

In this context, Ms. Georgia felt eagerly the empathy and necessity of HWPL itself, the chairman of HWPL, the Peace education, and the peace works they are conducting.

She said, “I consider Chairman Lee an inspirational and charismatic person, who will do anything in his power to bring peace in the world. As for HWPL, I think it is a great organization with great educational materials and initiatives, ready to support in every step you make.”

She responded to the question when she was asked which event was the most memorable one. She said “I believe that all HWPL events are memorable. I like them since they are organized even during the short time, and have many people involved.”

To her, ‘Peace’ is ‘what we need to advance ourselves and the world’.

And to achieve peace, she realized that we should cooperate ‘together’ with HWPL.

“I expect students who receive Peace Education of HWPL to realize the importance of peace for themselves and for the world. It is simple to do it. We just need to go ahead with it. We all realized that Peace can be achieved easily if we all act as ONE. Together we can achieve more!”

 

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