GPYC Sriwijaya

Hey, my dearest bloggy ! almost 2 weeks I didn't write for you. Since the last day for Global Peace Volunteer Camp. 1.15, i should write what experiences that I got during Camp (as my responsibility or maybe a gift). The most important problem was I should finish my Final Year Project's proposal :D But it's important to tell you. By the way, in the beggining is quite serious, so be ready. In the end will be not. But please, read it ya :)

The title is not described the contents. But it doesnt mean that Global Peace Volunteer make us as a hopeless teenager. Old people always said that"teenagers nowadays are crazy" or "Teenagers are childish and can't understand about hard-working", etc. Is it true, peeps ? :o
In Global Peace Volunteer, we shared about Interfaith, Family and Service. First night, committees gave warm welcome to us. We are from Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipina, and USA. we were divided into 4 groups and got challenge to make a YELL. After that we played FAKE AND FACT. We started to create a new family :)

On the next day, we attended U-Gen Seminar and launched U-Gen Indonesia. Mr. Nicholas Lee said that "U" is
 you, youth, unity, and university students, it’s up to you to name it. For me, "U" is UNIVERSE :) There were 3 great young leaders icon from 3 countries; Goris Mustaqim (Founder of Asgar Muda-INDONESIA), Nicholas Lee (Founder of Power of Ten Cent Initiatives-MALAYSIA) and Yejin Bae (GPYC Asia Pacific Coordinator-KOREA). All speakers gave some motivations and we as participants had Focus Group Disscussion. We made plans as a youth who have responsibility for the future world. YEAH ! We planned, We disscussed, We shared, and We acted. Not only that, our each group got challenge to make a love and the strongest bridge from newspaper. WE ALL ARE THE WINNER =D

2nd day......

Ms. Tokuda Yor Ching Poon gave lecture about vision and mission of GPF. Further more, I really impressed after watched Ryan's well video. It's a small act that could give a great impact for societies. He's younger than me specially for us. But I thought that I am nothing than him because in my 22 yrs old, I don't make yet a big action like him. Honestly, besides I focus to my study, I started to see my circumstances, to care about socialities, to serve what I can do since Last year after I joined Interfaith Youth Forum 2012 as volunteer and met some inspiring people for my life. After that, Mr. Nicholas Lee Che Kuan gave lecture about True Love and Core Value. FAMILY is the first place to learn and build love :)
Here we stand together
One in all humanity
For we are sister and brother
We are one family

It's our school of love and peace
Where we've learned there's a way
For the world to live in harmony
And together we all say

This is where peace begins
Here we sow the seeds of love
It all starts with our knowing
We are one family
We are one family under God

A learning that I can get is they (speakers) told us about there're many people who don't understand and don't do anything. There're some people who can see but don't understand anything.
See No Do, Understand No Do, yeah something like that. So, what kind of people WE ARE ? Are we a person who know everything but we only keep in  silence ?

To change one person's mind is really difficult.  

In the last GPV, we made action plans about what will we do for our own countries.
How about me ? I have some projects that can describe here. But I will use my writting's hobby to share and give opinion about problems that I've concerned. I thought we can contribute for our future by our own ways.

Next day, we played UNITY BALL in the morning. After that, we visited a blinded school. We made some group with all students there. Created a closer interaction. We sang together, play and shared together. This session was really touchy for me, because although they have visual impairment, they also have great potentials and skills which are awesome :')

Besides, GPV camp was fun, not to serious. GPV is a part of Global Peace Youth Corps.  GPV Camp was very useful to become moral and innovative global leader. In this forum, we also exchanged our cultures. As I know, Phillipinos are cheerful and attractive, Malaysians are friendly. Because Indonesia have a lot of cultures, so we also learned our cultures each others. In the last night, we spent our times with HEART TO HEART (shared our curve lifes to each partner), BBQ , gift exchange and A-Drama performances from each group. 

created by me :)

It was so fun. We performed depend on topic that we got randomly. The last but not least, i felt its friendship. With different cultures, different handsome (eh, not really), with English as our bridge to communicate each others and our same visions to create a better future. All of them are funny, we can laugh together, told mystery stories, and many others. Same like GPV's tagline, ONE FAMILY UNDER GOD (Interfaith, Family and Service), we can feel one humanity athough we're different.


writer by RISKA FITRAH APRIANTI (U-Gen Palembang)