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Religious Youth Service

UPF chapters organize Religious Youth Service projects that offer service-learning opportunities with a special focus on developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills. Through living together and providing altruistic service in a community, participants demonstrate that it is possible for our global human family to come together in peace for our mutual well being.

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Korat, ThailandWork focused on repairing and improving the structure of a medical clinic and the local grounds.

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Province of Cavite, PhilippinesRYS repaired and painted a school, built and donated bookshelves, and landscaped a school.

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Red Fern, Sydney, AustraliaThis program gathered seventy young adults from various faiths to have some interreligious programs and offer service to the Aboriginal community.

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Tegucigalpa, HondurasThe RYS worked in cooperation with Service for Peace dedicated this day in order to commemorate the UN International Day of Peace through offering a day of service and reflection at in doing service at the School of Midwifery in Rivers State.

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River State, NigeriaThe RYS worked in cooperation with Service for Peace dedicated this day in order to commemorate the UN International Day of Peace through offering a day of service and reflection at in doing service at the School of Midwifery in Rivers State.

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Puerto Diana, ParaguayParticipants worked in the Native Indian village of Deena on the Paraguay River in the Pantanal. There they helped build the foundation and walls for a new community school. Participant spent a day of service at a school in the poorer ‘Las Chacaritas’ district of the capital.

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Trinidad & TobagoRYS works on environment cleaning with Bocco Reef Foundation at Aripo Heights. During this project participants also constructed a room to train disabled youth and paint the Charis School, peace mural in the inner city.

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Jaffna, Sri LankaRYS finished constructing and painting walls, building a small room, and laying a roof of a preschool. In addition, we donated furniture and play equipment for the school and repaired a fence and planted trees and a garden.

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Jogjakarta, IndonesiaTo help heal the past animosity between the Chinese Indonesian and the Malay Indonesian communities the Indonesian Confucius Society helped organize RYS work at an old Islamic School.

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Perlis, MalaysiaThis project brought young adults from 13 nations and 5 religions to a conservative area in Malaysia where they worked in cooperation with one of the nations seven Muslim Universities. This is the second project with the university and both were locally organized by a young professor who is a graduate of RYS.

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Banepa, NepalRYS lights 10,000 earthen lamps as an interfaith prayer for peace at a Sakya Buddhist Center.

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Aotearoa, New Zealand—This was the second RYS project in New Zealand and the first international program. This project drew much support from Australia and pulled in participants from a wide variety of nations and religious traditions.

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