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2009 Award Winning Essays
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T he Goi Peace Foundation
Japan Airlines


The International Essay Contest for Young People is one of the peace education programs organized by the Goi Peace Foundation. The annual contest, which started in the year 2000, is a UNESCO/Goi Peace Foundation joint program since 2007.
The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the "International Decade for a Culture of
Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World" and 2005-2014 as the "United
Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development." Not only should young people benefit from these global initiatives, but they should be empowered to play a leading role in them. Each year, the
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People that come from different backgrounds, but they were in common for their spirit to fight for what they believe and made a dream come true. People who dedicated themselves to make a better world for everybody else. They are Mahatma Gandhi for his life principle of truth and non-violence,
Albert Schweitzer for his cares, love and respect for all living things, Thomas Alfa Edison the great inventor of modern science, and Jacques Cousteau for his passionate love for the sea. Sea is two-thirds of the world. I live in Ambon, the capital of Moluccas province, Indonesia, where sea is ninety three percent of the total province. Moluccas has more than ten thousand six hundred kilometers long coastal side. Indonesia has eighty one thousand kilometers long coastal side. The sea and the coastal areas play important roles in our small place. We have many kinds of dishes made from sea product. In some area fishermen grow seaweeds to export. Sea vehicles are important as transportation infrastructure. Many people are depending on the sea.
But I am surprised to see that not too many people are taking good care of the sea. Many people only take benefit from the sea but give nothing except pollutant and damages in return. It is like symbiosis of parasitism. There are a lot of garbage, especially plastic
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