International Essay Contest for Young People 2019: Participate by 15 June!

What does “Kindness” mean to you? How do you think we can create a kinder society?

Young people from around the world are invited to reflect on these questions and enter the 2019 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a GAP Key Partner.

The annual contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

The theme for this year’s contest is: CREATING A SOCIETY FULL OF KINDNESS

As 20th anniversary special edition, this year’s contest involves action in addition to writing, so that participating in the contest directly contributes to creating a better world. Participants are asked to carry out ten acts of kindness, and then use their experience as inspiration in writing their essays.

First Prize winners will be invited to Tokyo, Japan, and will receive the Minister of Education Award at the Goi Peace Foundation Forum in November 2019.

Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 year old.

The deadline for entry is 15 June 2019.

Learn more.

This opportunity was originally published on the UNESCO website.

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  1. Well in general I would say that,kind is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind,can see.If you ask me ,,What ia the most crucial thing in life?”,my answer will be kindness.Although sun is very big,it may heat up only stones,but kindness can be capable dissolving them.Heart’s key,friendship’s key and all the things’s key is kindness.To be more exact limitless that give kindness and they don’t deserve it.This is parent’s kindness.Someone think,,Mother our breath.Her kind shield,strength ,dissatisfaction,memory for somebody.We don’t see kindness,but we can feel it.What do you think every person can feel it?.To tell the truth not,of course.This due to the fact that nowadays most of parents conduct their children to ,,Orphanage”.Majority of people conduct theur parents to ,,Old persons’s home” instead of taking their parent’s pray.What do you think will be able to be friend children that conduct to ,,Orphanage”? Will be able to be happy parents that conduct to ,,Old persons’s home”?.Kindness begin from family.I suppose that 60 percent parents and their children don’t understand each other.If parents fall out with each other,sometimes they will get their pain from children.Many parents not interested in their children’s opinion.Theg don’t kniw children’s desires.I completly against to this.Because children will be left unloved this conduction.In consequence some children may even not want to speak about their dream to their parents.If children don’t hear good words and they don’t feel parents’s kindness,they will expect kindness from other people.In addition children don’t pay attention to humans even to simple things and they think only themselves.Parents’s one of the careless and kindless cause that’s in condition.If people want to worthy somebody’s kindness,you give attention to each other.They believe,commend,give motivation,converce by heart with each other.I certain that they will receive thanks as a result.Soul like this to vacant seat.Masters can feel with kindness, attention and love only its.Can you tell me which person go out to the moon first? Yuriy Gagarine.If I ask about the secondone, somebody can rememberit, but many don’t even know it.The sentence reveals that individuals always should be first.Particularly if you going to say gratitude to somebody, you say first.You going to beg somebody’s pardon for your mistakes, you ask first.Someones need to help,you help first to them.Doing this way we can create a society full kindness.
    In my conclusion is, if we can share kindness to each other we will bend our head near each others kindness,we will ask far long life for ech other from God,we will converce with each other with our tidg heart and 2 guests will enter to our life without permist;1-love, 2-happyness.Kindness possession to greatness such.If we look towards with hope, to upper with believe, to around with kindness and sympathy such all the things will be amazing.
    Money is not expensive for me.If I crack match it will burn.House is not expensive for me.If ground tremble,it will destroyed.Life is not expensive for me.Of course, one day I will die.Soul is very expensive for me.Because it will get cool to wind just a bit.We every day should do thank to God for create all the things.We always should tell about good intention to our relatives.Because God know about all the intention,even think too.

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