Singapore 3 November: Singapore
Three schools in Singapore
For the third consecutive year, Regent Singapore continued to support us by providing free accommodation to our Peace Run team. Our heartfelt gratitude to General Manger, Mr Martin Sinclair, for stepping forward to show that Regent Singapore cares for peace.
Our morning began at NPS International School with Ankith and Veera carrying the torch into the auditorium.
We introduced the run and the spirit behind it and showed a short video highlighting some of our experiences around the world with the torch.
Judith, from the Marketing and Communications Department, was on hand to make sure she captured the event.
The kindergarteners formed a guard of honor for us to walk through. They knew about our visit from a video they saw earlier about the global event.
We presented Swami Satyalokananda, Vice President of the Ramakrishna Mission and Manager of the school, with our Certificate of Appreciation.
Once in Australia, someone asked a group of the children, ' so what do you think will happen if all the children in the world hold the torch and wish for peace? One little girl raised up and enthusiastically said, 'Our Wishes Will Come True!'
Junko of Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC), happened to be on hand to discuss peace education for early childhood.
Children are the future of the world. Learning about peace, loving peace and embracing peace are crucial life lessons which will lead them to become good citizens.