2nd Teacher’s Mind Education
Following the 2nd Volunteers Workshop that took place from the 4th to the 6th of May, there was a second Mind Lecture for teachers and the Manzini Central High school. Within the smooth collaboration between the Swaziland Teacher’s Federation and the IYF, the Mind Education has been run through the first and second week. Although the second Mind Education was during the school term, the head teachers of each school sent out letters of cooperation, and the university students, who had attend the first and second volunteer workshops went to deliver letters to each school, in person. So, around 300 teachers had gathered to partake in this Mind Education. The teachers showed a great passion towards this Education. “It was an innovative education that I have never heard of before.” “This Mind Education will change our lives and our thoughts and will change Swaziland.” These were just two of the many adoring comments that we had heard.
Missionary Young Do Oh (Good News London Church) and Pastor Sung Eun Kim (Good News Gyung San Church) were invited to deliver the Mind Lecture. Especially, throughout this training process, there was also a time to listen to the Bible Lecture, which interested many of the teachers. After the Lecture, we were able to have Gospel fellowship with those people who wanted to have some private counseling.
Moreover, there was a press conference for the ceremony of mutual cooperation between the IYF and the Teacher’s Federation. The questions were led by two newspapers in Swaziland and one broadcasting company. Starting with a report of activity from IYF Swaziland branch Manager Tae Uk Kang, Pastor Young Do Oh delivered his message and there was a presentation from the president of the Teacher’s Federation and the Secretary-General.
The president of the Teacher’s Federation and the Secretary-General thanked the IYF for holding this event. President Freedom Dlamini of the Teacher’s Federation, who views the Mind Education in such high regard, said, “The Mind Education of the IYF is an innovative program that will change all the education of Swaziland and eventually the whole world. The Mind Education is having a much greater effect than we had ever expected, and it is drawing positive feedback from many of the teachers. I am certain that we will be able to plant happiness and hope inside of the hearts of the students through this Education.” Furthermore, the Secretary-General added, “I will drive this forward so that this Mind Education is placed inside of all the curriculums of schools and club activities, so that every student has the chance to receive this Education. It is planned for the Swaziland Teacher’s Federation and the IYF to form a written Memorandum of Understanding at the World Education Forum in Korea.
In terms of the teachers, towards the end of the 2nd Mind Education, we gathered those who were willing to volunteer as World Camp leaders. After the 2nd Teachers Mind Education, there were 150 people who had registered to become teachers at the World Camp and 100 of those registrants participated in an Orientation that was held for them the following Sunday. It is scheduled to have five further workshops with these people to teach a deeper understanding of the Mind Lecture and also have a class for the Bible Lecture. We are hopeful of the teachers who volunteered to be leaders/teachers at the World Camp to continue to be active with the IYF and teach the students about the true world of the heart, as well as preach the Gospel.