'Inspirational' peace scholar addresses Rotary meeting at Teesdale School, Barnard Castle

The Advertiser Series: SPECIAL GUEST: Peace scholar Sang Luaia with Teesdale School co-principal Simon Maguire, Ian Hodgson, international chairman of Barnard Castle Rotary Club, and Chrissie Michaels, club president SPECIAL GUEST: Peace scholar Sang Luaia with Teesdale School co-principal Simon Maguire, Ian Hodgson, international chairman of Barnard Castle Rotary Club, and Chrissie Michaels, club president

THE plight of people displaced by ethnic violence in Burma was highlighted by a peace envoy during a visit to the region.

Rotary Peace Scholar Sang Luaia and his family were guests of Barnard Castle Rotary Club.

During their visit, Mr Luaia, who is based at Bradford University and sponsored by Rotary International to study a masters degree in peace studies, gave a talk at Teesdale School.

He explained the causes and consequences of the ethnic violence in Burma and highlighted the plight of those displaced by the conflict.

He also shared his experiences of working with refugees from different sides of the conflict, helping to provide food, water and shelter as well as building trust and understanding between the different groups.

Teesdale School co-principal Simon Maguire said it had been an inspirational evening.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree