New Village Movement
On the 7TH August, UPF in Vanuatu started successfully New Village Movement at the conference hall in Malampa state in Malekula with many leaders from different associations in Vanuatu.
A day before the conference, on the 6th August at 2:00 pm we started the forum introducing UPF activities around the world and the Korean New Village Movement with senator Daniel Nalet, Yoo Jeong Duk as special envoy, Greg Stone UPF General Secretary and Tafea the Mayor. The reason why we had this conference is for preparation to expand the New Village Movement to the other 4 states. The leaders promised to hold a conference in each of the states next time.
Malecula New Village Conference
On the 7th August at 9am, the conference started with Willam Taso’s welcoming speech and Daniel Nalet a member of parliament introduced the education concerning the New Village movement, from his experience in Korea and showed the video about the Korean New Village Movement. Next Greg Stone (General Secretary) introduced UPF activities, Yoo Jeong Duk (special Envoy) gave a lecture about New Village Movement and Nakou Natuman (President of New Village Movement) shared his experience of the movement and explained the results gained and had a Q&A time until 4:00pm.
Audiences were public servant from Government, leaders of different regions, woman leaders, youth leaders, executives of police, this was the original plan, but audiences came from many more different groups. Therefore some of audience had to stand up while listening carefully to the messages.
William Taso (mayor) explained about why we need to hold this conference on the New Village Movement and he hoped this Movement becomes a role model for developing the country. Daniel Nalet shared his experience learnt from the developed farm regions in Korea, he also shared his experience when visiting more industrialized Seoul and introduced UPF activities around the world that he knew from ILC (international leadership conference).
The audience was surprised when watching the development of Korea due to the New Village Movement after the poverty and destruction of the Korean war.
Greg Stone (Oceania UPF general secretary) introduced the core values of the UPF founders, the True Parents, and explained their activities around the world.
Especially he introduced our peace activities through reconciliation between different religions and the World Israel Peace March and emphasized that the purpose of New Village Movement in Vanuatu is based on one family under God.
Yoo Jong Duk (special envoy) explained about the motivation of New Village Movement, Korea after the Korean War and the history of Korea during his presentation. He emphasized that Korea was an impoverished country that needed food; also he gave an inspired talk about the spirit of the New Village Movement and how to enthusiastically practice and gain results. He gave many examples about cooperating together to produce a good team spirit and a determined and diligent life to get out of the famine, many clapped after his speech understanding the real meaning for their lives.
After lunch, we moved on to Nakou Natuman’s lecture (president of New Village in Tapea state) who talked of the change of the village people as the result of their experiences through the NVM and persuaded many of the audience to appreciate and support this.
In Q&A time, there were many questions so that we kept going until 4:00 pm, because of this, some of the Leaders had to leave during this time.
After Q&A time, we appointed Malampa (mayor) to be the president of the New Village Movement and Daniel Nalet (MP) to be the vice president.
OUR ACTIVITIES FROM NOW ON
In Marlampa state, the president of the New Village Movement will appoint new leaders of the regions and start education of the New Village Movement to the citizens. Through our members of Parliament, we will develop the New Village Movement in other regions. After November, we are planning to have work-shops to educate members of parliament in Marlampa state.
This New Village Movement conference in Marlampa state was important in motivating and expanding the movement to other regions. UPF gave inspiration to go one step forward and change a country to a more enlightened kind of country. At present we have the new leaders who are active in Tapea state and who have a strong ownership for their role, as yet we need to appoint Peace Ambassadors to support this great movement.