Palembang Surveyor and Team

Alllights Village Project is not just a project but a movement to build model villages embodying the Global Peace Foundation’s (GPF) vision “One Family under God” by providing solar charged lamps to villages without electricity in the world. Hope to 1.9 billion people in underdeveloped areas around the globe who do not have access to electricity and light at night. 

The project encourages the local village members to be responsible for their community by facilitating collaborative efforts in creating the ‘Alllights Village’. In effect, schoolchildren in Alllights Villages will have sufficient time to study, obtain proper education, and grow to become productive citizens that contribute to the development of their villages. So they can make the foundation for social and economic development on their own. In addition, the use of solar-powered lights will help reduce global warming and counter climate change by eliminating polluting fuels.

with Mr. Bambang Wahyudi SH, M.Si , Mr. Izard, S.T, Mr. Ponaryo
their smiles :)

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we are U-Gen ! We love our mothers :*

Here is our unplanned project to create ownership for our own mothers. it's just a little action to make women be happy. Shared peace candies for some mothers who we met at PSx Mall :)

to our special mothers on their special day 
thanks for thinking we are funny
even though we're really not
we love you quiet a lot
thanks for taking us places
we couldn't have gotten on our own
and for always making our home
thanks for always being there
to make sure that we're okay

December, 22th 2013


all team and participants during fieldtrip :)

writer by Septi Melia Utami (U-Gen Palembang)
original source : http://ladysept.blogspot.com/2013/12/global-peace-volunteer-camp-117.html

team in action
Throughout the history of the nation - state, the interaction is done either by the state or human beings never be separated from the conflict. Armed conflict and humanitarian frequently occurred one after another, even in them is still happening today and has claimed many civilian casualties. Despite the ongoing conflict, but the ideals of world peace is never extinguished. Various attempts and movements being conducted by many parties to achieve a peaceful world. One effort to do in realizing this goal is to mobilize youth. Why youth? Because youths are the future leaders who can bring about change, not only on a national scale, but also globally. Youth is believed to be the future leaders of character, morals, and has a new innovation, so that the ideals of world peace can be realized immediately.

Global Peace Volunteers (GPV) Camp is a program that can be a forum for young people to exchange ideas and learn from each other through service activities, which can foster a culture of mutual help and the spirit of volunteerism. In addition, this activity is also a place to shape young leaders of character and virtue worth.

GPV Camp 1.17 was the 17th time this camp held since the founding of the Global Peace Festival Indonesia Foundation (GPFIF) in 2010, which is the parent organization of activities GPV Camp. Working closely with the Global Peace Youth Corps Indonesia (GPYCI), Global Peace Youth Corps (GPYC) Chapter Palembang, and GPFIF. It also became the third camp held outside the Java Island, in Palembangon December 16 - 19, 2013.

At this event, there was an International U – Gen Seminar, which is a movement that gathers young people from Sriwijaya University who are moral and innovative.

U-Gen International Seminar
a) U-Gen International Seminar

U-Gen International seminar held at the University of Sriwijaya, was attended by 28 participants with GPV Camp, 32 students at the University of Sriwijaya, vice dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Sriwijaya University, and Mr. James Poon as an international representative of the GPF GPF Indonesia. This seminar was filled by two speakers that are icons of young leaders from the two countries, which I Gede Pandu Wirawan (Indonesia/Indonesian President GPYC) and Mr. James Poon (Malaysia/Malaysia GPF) In addition, there were also some games and question and answer sessions.

b) Learning about the Vision
In this session, Mr. James Poon explained about the importance of a vision. GPF has a vision, namely “One Family Under God”. This session makes the participants understand to live in peace, harmony, and equality of humankind. Participants also realize the importance of living with everyone as one family. Not only learn, but also group discussion about how to realize and achieve that vision “One Family under God”.

c) Learning about ‘True Love’ and Core Values
Mr. James Poon shared about true love and pure love, also about the importance family as a place to learn loving each other, where family is the first place to learn about love. In this session, participant understand that the meaning of true love is living for other.

Participants also learn about four core values which are needed to become a leader. I Gede Pandu Wirawan explained that as a moral and innovative leader, we must have the core values, which are living for greater good, dream big, take ownership, and team work.

        d) Learning about ‘Service in Action’
In this session, I Gede Pandu Wirawan shared his experiences on doing service. All the participants were inspired by the story. They were inspired to live for others. Through this session, all participants can understand that big thing starts from small action. So when they go back to their city, they can do something for their environment.

e) Bridge Building and Unity Ball
bridge building

In this session, the participants were divided into five groups which have been previously determined were then asked to work together on a task that has been given by the team GPFIF. The first task was to build a replica of the bridge with a limited newsprint, which is able to withstand the mass number of books.

The second challenge is the participants, still in the group, were asked to complete a level-by-level difficulty of playing ball certain provisions, such as playing with one hand, playing with clenched hands, and so on. The second challenge is intended that each participant can work together and further enhance the intimacy between them. Through this challenge, participants can apply the four core values ​​that have been previously submitted.

f) Heart to Heart
Through Heart to Heart, participants were asked to make their life-chart and then share the story to another participant that already chosen before. Although they did not really know each other but they can open their heart to share and listen to their partner’s story. The goal of this session is to build trust which is the main value to create peace. The atmosphere in this session was very touching. Some of the participants shared their story and inspired the other participants. Their tears were the prove that they understood each other.

  g) Skill Performance and Gift Exchange

In this session, five groups which have been formed during the camp took place, was asked to show a duration of 5 min skit on the theme: One Family under God, living for others, true love, and the 4 core values​​. Through this dramatic performance, the participants will be easier to understand the learning that has been given in previous sessions in this camp.

In addition to dramatic performance session, the participants had previously been asked to bring a gift that will be exchanged at random on gift exchange session among participants. The purpose of this session is to share laughter and togetherness that they have felt during the GPV Camp.

h) Service Project
After receiving the learning about service project described by I Gede Pandu Wirawan, participants were invited down straight to action. In this session, the participants visited the Desa Sungai RambutanKota Terpadu Mandiri, Ogan Ilir, with the guidance of a mentor. Participants can take the lesson to always be grateful for the gift of God and always try and eager to face all challenges.

i ) Focus Group Discussion Action Plan and Taking Photos

On the last day of camp, the participants were asked to discuss the group, to determine what steps they do next, especially after receiving a variety of learning provided during the four-days camp takes place. Participants were then asked to present the results of their discussion. In closing the camp, the participants are invited to take pictures together.

        j) Field Trip
On the last day of camp, the participants also invited to know more about Palembang city through visitation to some tourism places and Palembangnese culinary centre. 



Children are assets for Indonesia in the future. Before we distribute Solar Lanterns to this village, we came here to teach and have fun with students here. Here's only elementary school. One room is for 2 classes. Can you guys imagine it ??? The students here are only more less 27. At this village, society use generator to turn on the electricity. Thats why GPF wants to give solar lanterns to make this village better and make students can study at night. During 3 days, we as U-Gen Palembang and Soohyun Eom from GPF Korea come to this school. We dance, we laugh, we learn, we share, we compete and we have fun :)
a) the entrance of village
b) a student brings the red-white flag
c) some U-gen Palembang and Soohyun Eom
d) photo-shot together

We teach them some dances like saman dance, melayu dance and chicken dance. not only that, but also we make a photogenic contest and draw a dream. The students make a poem, sing a song, give us so many questions. We played Indonesia Pintar and make a motivation class.