Oman IPYG Promoting Video Made by Sultan Khalfan Al Abdali
Mr. Sultan Khalfan Al Abdali is the founder and CEO of Target Photography Studios. He is a great man who contacted us personally after watching the 'Arirang' video clip online. He loves Korean cultures, especially Taekwondo which he has been learning for more than 10 years. Furthermore, he has been learning the Korean language as well as how to use chopstick since he participated in the 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP summit in September, 2016. Although he usually says that his circumstances are not good enough to support us well, we truly believe that he is a reliable cooperator who loves Korea as much as Oman.
1. Could you introduce what peace activities you have done so far?
I haven’t had many opportunities to work for peace projects but I have participate in many humanitarian events such as cleaning the beaches, helping the poor, bringing smiles to the workers that take care of our country. After attending the WARP summit in September 2016, I made an IPYG promotional video with dearest heart for peace.
2. What kind of country is Oman? How do the youth in Oman define peace?
Oman is a Muslim, Arabic country in the Middle East. The youth in Oman care so much about world peace and believe that we can achieve peace by respecting others’ opinions.
3. What role can the youth play in achieving peace?
I think it’s very important to gather the youth from all around the world to one large event and provide them with the opportunity to sit together and share their opinions and thoughts on how to spread love and respect. This is why I participated in the last WARP Summit. Now I feel as if I have a family in Korea. I hope many youth of the world can participate in these events to communicate and understand each other. I think this experience should be given to many more youth of the world.
4. You recently made a promotional video of IPYG with Omani kids. It has moved many youth of the world and made them work for peace more. What message do you want to spread through this video?
The idea of this video is to tell the world that every human is born with pure heart! As we have seen through the video, all kids have very pure hearts! First of all, did you know that these kids had never met each other before? It was their first time to meet but they smiled so beautifully to each other and became friends in just minutes! We also never told them what to say in the interviews. We just asked them what they would like to do for those kids around the world who are dying from wars and hunger. So the message is “Let’s all think like a child, with a pure heart”.
5. Please let us know what activities you want to do with IPYG in the future.
I don’t really know about all the projects which IPYG is doing so I can’t select one which fit me well. But I have a small idea of what you doing and I think it will help spreading IPYG popularity in Oman and maybe other country as well. In Oman and in all Gulf countries, people use social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. These are so famous and almost every youth in the Gulf countries have all of these social media applications on his or her mobile. So I think it would be great if IPYG convinced each group to create a video of their team and their activities which they did during their staying in Korea and IPYG should open a special page in social media to share all these videos from these various youth.
We hope to get build a stronger friendship between Mr. Sultan and IPYG in 2017 so that numerous youth in Oman may join IPYG.