10 June 2016

Liberia: Carp Liberia to Launch Top Gun in Gbarnga

A group under the banner "the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles" or CARP-Liberia is expected to officially launch a program called 'Top Gun' in Gbarnga, Bong County, on June 15, 2016.

CARP-Liberia President Fofee B.W. Siryon told journalists Thursday in Monrovia that there will be a two day intensive training for core leaders from Bong Community College and the Cuttington University in Gbarnga.

According to him, the launch of the Top Gun Training for CARP-Liberia members is intended to train youth to become agents of change in society.

Siryon said his organization also intends to launch the High School Peace Club which will focus on character's education; helping students to remain focused on their lessons, career guidance for 12th graders, and public speaking, among others.

He explained that CARP is an international student movement which believes that unity has the power to guide humanity who is in the search for solutions to the world's problems.

Siryon who recently returned from South Korea pointed out that the CARP program began in Korea in 1955, and it was expanded to Japan in 1964, to America in 1973 and it is now an established organization in more than 70 countries.

He noted that CARP seeks to generate a new spirit of compassion, involvement and determination in the world's young people, by revitalizing their relationship with God and career development.

He named the three major goals of CARP as: spiritual renewal, new moral commitment and positive solutions to global injustice.

However, he said amongst CARP campus and community activities are the World Student Service Corps, which annually brings students to nations in need to work on a specific project for the benefit of that nation and for the education of the young people. Each year CARP sponsors the Mr. and Miss University Pageant, an international pageant to celebrate the beauty, moral character and artistic nature of students.

He continued that for the past four years, CARP has sponsored CARP Convention of World Students, a convention for students from around the world to discuss issues of world peace and to celebrate the unique aspects of each culture through arts, sports, music and dance.

He believed that CARP is trying to inspire and empower students by engaging them in the study and application of Unification Principles.

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