As we get ready for the Forum on Wellness for Teens that will start this weekend, we can't help but think about those in the war zones who have no choice but to suffer. They don't have the luxury to improve their habits and routines to create a more balanced lifestyle.
According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), more than 20 wars are going on right now around the world - each of these armed conflicts has more than 10,000 deaths already. From internal insurgencies to tribal clashes to border invasions, innocent civilians suffer at the hands of hawkish leaders.
There are no doubt many reasons for these conflicts. But no matter how justified the killers feel about their killings, world peace is the foundation to realize any global goals. This is why we would like to create a video message to show the world that we are in this together:
WHO: all current and past Forum and Club participants are invited. Check with your guardians and counselors to see if they have any concerns.
HOW: email us a short video (10-30 seconds) of you articulating 1) your name and where you are from 2) what world peace means to you, why you care and what would you do, etc.
WHERE: please email your recording to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: before March 13, 2022.
THEN WHAT: We will edit the piece together and share it on all social media platforms as soon as possible.
QUESTIONS? Please email us if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for being in our global community!