[ Program Description ]
International Youth Friendship Summit is a program of Intercultural Friendship Society to unites young people from various background and gives them an opportunity to share their ideas and utilize their diverse skill-sets, knowledge and networks to effectively address persistent problems of today.
Participants will participate sessions dedicate to various topics such as the contribution of young people to social justice and equality, technology, environment, public policy advocacy and education.
[ Our Values ]
Set off and act from self-initiatives, without seeking for material feedback and for the sake of civilians, as a method and a statement for social change
Respect every individual according to the statement written in Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International solidarity for a world with more justice and solidarity between humankind in every walk of life.
Respect for the Environment
Respect, maintain, and appreciate the environment as well as the ecosystem because we live in it and we depend on it for living.
Open and inclusive for all individuals who has one vision with our movement, without judging through their genders, skin tone, religion, nationality, social status or political views and any other possible reasons for discrimination.
Cooperating with local community and local actors to strengthening positive potential of the whole civilians and form the local community become a main actor of change.
[ Program Goals ]
Unites young people from around the world and gives them an opportunity to see that beyond our nationality, ethnicity, beliefs, past experiences and present circumstances, we are all human beings who essentially want the same things: acceptance, love, equality and peace.
This goals of this program is to ignite empathy and compassion, to inspire youth to turn this compassion into action by giving them the necessary tools and support to make an impact in their homes, their communities, their world, among their peers and, most importantly, within themselves.
[ Activity ]
1. Truth & Dialogue
Dialogue aimed to build the group and elicit trust amongst participants as prerequisite to start exploring concepts related to conflict such as personal and social identities, conflict dynamics or violence. It culminated with one day spent sharing how conflicts affected the lives of participants as young individuals.
2. Cultural Diversity
A walking around in the capital city will never be as great as this third activity. We fight the shyness and fearness together in facing the local people and speaking english even local language to them. Applying a fun games of observation in the field of tourism, cultural and social diversity in a group, the participants will able to make some documentary movie and such a wonderful picture with the local people during the activity.
3. Youth Peace Symposium
Inspiring each other trough the symposium, creating a hole new experience, perspective and appreciation among the presentator. Under the mentor of expert in the field, this section goal is to challenge the youth to blow their mind at the moment of youth peace symposium.
[ Site Details ]
Kyoto Museum for World Peace is a concrete form of social responsibility of Ritsumeikan University in campaign to the world about building a peaceful world. Designed by a famous architect named Kenzo Tang, the museum consist of portrait of the two world wars in 21th century. The things that the museum want to show is the problem about hunger, poverty, human rights violations and environmental disasters we faced and bring us to think how to eliminate not only the causes of conflict, but also all barriers to human development so that we can build a peaceful society in which human potential can blossom.
Osaka International Peace Center
Osaka International Peace Center is a museum, that established in 1991 exhibited the materials relating the war experiences focusing on the Air Raids of Osaka people to remember the victims of Osaka Air Raids and hope for peace. Though, at the time it was rare in Japan for showing the atrocities committed by Japan as well as the tragedies suffered by Japanese people. But to hand down the Osakan Air Raids in the next generation, the museum reopened as a peace museum with the support from Asia University and the Chinese Government. The museum now is open to show the people, various material such as books on wars and world peace, panels and picture-card shows on peace education, and videos.