Love in peacebuilding highlighted in award-winning Thomasian video

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Daryl Querijero

A SENIOR High School (SHS) faculty member was recognized internationally for his video that talked about peacebuilding amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daryl Querijero, the station manager of the UST Tiger Radio, was behind “Donation Drive, Letter for Frontliners & Dare to Care Project,” which was among the top six video entries for the #iPEACEBUILDER Video Challenge 2021 organized by the Global Peace Foundation. 

“The video presented the importance of peace education among young people,” he told the Varsitarian

Querijero said the first step in fostering peace was by starting a “culture of love.”

#iPEACEBUILDER Entry 4: "Donation Drive, Letters for Frontliners, and Dare to Care Project" by Daryl Querijero Public…

Posted by Global Peace Youth on Thursday, July 15, 2021

“This will enable them to reach out to others. Through this, we eradicate apathy and indifference. Peace is a reality of a united world,” he said.

Other video entries included “Peace Project” by Muhamad Mamudi from Indonesia and Filipino-made entries “Campus Peace and Development Forum” by John Paul Sales Jose, “Peace Through Art and Leadership” by Almina Ella Borlagdan and Donald Christian Boarao, “Panahuisa Peace Camp” by Kier Aventurado, and “Pag-asa Community Library” by Rain Russel Villaspin.

Kenya, Uganda, Cambodia and Nigeria also sent entries. 

The #iPEACEBUILDER Video Challenge 2021 ran from July 15 to July 30. Winners were announced during the virtual Global Peace Youth Forum on July 31. 

The Global Peace Foundation, which is based in the US, is an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for a values-based approach to peace building.  Jamilah B. Angco

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