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Think Tank 2022

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Youth and Service

Mongolia— The participants and leaders of this project came from the diverse religious backgrounds of Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. The work consisted of constructing a wall at the local Buddhist temple, and remaking the interior of the local Islamic mosque. Both were completed with satisfactory success.

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Seoul, South Korea –  World Culture and Sports Festival (WCSF) 

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Indonesia The project involved leveling a local schoolyard, laying a bed of sand and cement, and positioning new paving bricks. Also six “restoration teams” (of eight people each) gave the classrooms a much-needed face-lift.

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Bristol, England RYS held an art service project from July 1st to the 9th. Initially many had been skeptical about the project. When they saw the finished work they were surprised at the way the project had inspired many diverse people to unite.

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Honduras— Working with the children to give them hope for a brighter future fits with the theme of the project “World Peace and the Role of Youth.” By working together with the children, the young people set an example of love and service.

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Palau— The Palau service project consisted of painting a local high school, the toilet block, sun roof, the girls’ sewing classroom and storeroom block.

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Tenaru, Solomon Islands— The RYS Solomon Islands project was held at St. Joseph’s Secondary College in Tenaru, which is a prominent Catholic school in the area.

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Thailand— The Thailand RYS education program was designed to train participants to become future leaders. Based on the theme “Modeling the Ideals of a World Peace,” the activities focused on team building, conflict resolution, increased awareness and appreciation of interaction styles.

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Perak, Malaysia— The RYS volunteers worked on two distinct locations as participants painted two Bethany Home Residential Quarters and also repaired a residence for a family of 4 handicapped children including the construction of an outlet drain in the vicinity of Bethany Home.

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Kassa, Nigeria - “The Religious Youth Service has leaped where others could not dare,” commented a journalist who followed the participants as they spent five days in May 2005 doing work in the village of Kassa in Plateau State, site of much destruction caused by religious conflict.

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“Football has an incredible power, which can be used to make this world a better place in which everyone can live," according to FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the worldwide governing body football/soccer). its Fair Play Code includes the advice: "Use this powerful platform to promote peace, equality, health and education for everyone. Make the game better, take it to the world, and you will be fostering a better world.”

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RYS Annual Report 2005In 2005, we brought the RYS spirit of healing and reconciliation to areas such as Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Indonesia and Thailand, sites of recent religious and ethnic strife. 

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