HWPL Peace Singing Contest
On July 29th, Childhood Joy Academy in Zambia held a singing contest. The academy has continuously implemented peace education since it signed an MOU for peace education with HWPL in August 2022. Particularly this year, the school established a peace monument within its area, spearheading a culture of peace to enable students to remind themselves of peace in their daily lives.
The singing contest was part of the peace education. Zambians have a traditional culture of expressing their emotions through songs and dance. Based on such characteristic advantages, the competition served as a venue for artistically demonstrating peace.
Students lyricized what they have learned and thought about peace after the peace education. They delivered a more optimistic and hopeful message of peace, expressing the values of peace contained in the lyrics through beautiful melodies.
Kelvin Chisanga, Managing Director of I-NetCom Business Solutions, who participated in the event as a judge, said, “Music has a positive impact on the mental well-being of children. I visited schools in Lusaka to participate in a singing contest to celebrate and support the children. Music has the power to express what words often cannot, and it’s essential to help children find a healthy balance in their minds through music. Since this event is related to the peace education, I believe music is an excellent tool to promote mental health, as it often brings peace to various aspects of life.” He also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of HWPL working for peace in Zambia.