Cape Town residents brave the cold to unite for peace

The Company Gardens in Cape Town were abuzz with festivities on Wednesday as many gathered under the umbrella of peace to commemorate the 4th annual WARP Summit.

The colourful dance performance by IPYG volunteers

Hosted by HWPL, the event served as an extension of the celebration of the Peace Festival that took place in Seoul, South Korea from the 17th to the 19th of September 2018 and furthermore as an opportunity to spread the culture of peace in the City of Cape Town.

Bright stalls and activities provided guests with the opportunity to learn more about the work of peace that HWPL is doing. Volunteers of the International Peace Youth Group put on an impressive dance performance after which the crowd made their way to The Centre for the Book for the second part of the event.

Peace supporters gathered in front of The Centre for the Book
A wide audience listening attentively to the address
Ms Shamila Abrahams addressing the crowd

Keynote speaker, Ms Shamila Abrahams, the Chairperson of the Nedbank Women’s Forum and a member of the International Women’s Peace Group, addressed the crowd urging guests to support the work of peace that is taking place and highlighted the role that women play in helping to bring an end to war.

A video of the Chairman of HWPL, MR. Man Hee Lee, addressing the crowd at the Peace Festival in Seoul, showed his earnest plea for members of society to participate in the work of peace.

“The duty we must complete today is to achieve peace and cessation of war to leave as a legacy for future generations.”

Said Chairman Lee.

After a number of energised performances by volunteers of IPYG, an award ceremony took place in which Ms Sonto Moleme, Executive Librarian of the National Library of South Africa and CEO of the Castle of Good Hope Mr Calvyn Gilfellan, were both presented with a copy of HWPL’s True Story Book.

Mr Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO of the Castle of Good Hope with a copy of HWPL’s True Story Book

Click on the video below to watch the highlights of the event.