By FFWPU Philippine, Julius Malicdem: A Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new site of the Sun Hwa International Academy in the Philippines was held in the morning of April 4, 2016 in Antipolo City in the province of Rizal, which is east of Manila, Philippines. It was a dream come true for the Philippine Movement especially to the blessed families and members who have long time been longing for the development and expansion of the Academy. Sun Hwa International Academy has become the vanguard of education of the second generation children in the Philippines.
Sun Hwa International Academy started in the year 2002 with just 21 pupils in the Pre-school and now has complete elementary and high school programs duly recognized by the Philippines government through the Department of Education. Very soon, many members and even non-Unification members will see new facilities and building rise in this new 1-hectare campus. Aside from the School, portions of the property will also be developed and used as Training Center.
The Ceremony became so special because of the attendance of Rev. Cho Sung Il, Director General of FFWPU International together with Dr. Yoon and Dr. Thomas Walsh, President of UPF International. Dr. Chung Sik Yong, Special Emissary and Continental Director of Asia, led the Ceremony with Rev. Julius Malicdem, CIG Special Envoy and National Leader of Philippines. The program was also attended by the Vice Governor of Rizal, Hon. Frisco San Juan together with other Provincial and City Officials and other local VIPs. The program was also graced by the presence of several leaders from the Asia Region like Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Minister of Peace and Reconstruction of Nepal, Dr. Robert Kittel, Special Emissary for Asia, Mrs. Ursula McLackland, UPF Asia Secretary General and other Asian National Leaders from, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Myanmar, India and Singapore. Congratulatory Messages were offered and one of them is Rev. Cho Sung Il who addressed those present in behalf of True Mother. Dr. Yong gave a Special Message and emphasized how important vision is. He said that the vision to have a bigger and new facilities of the school is already becoming a reality proving the power of united prayers and absolute conviction.
As the unveiling of the building perspective was conducted, all those present were filled with excitement and anticipation. The Philippine leaders, school officials, teachers, parents and students of Sun Hwa International Academy were all beaming with great joy and expressed their gratitude for the great love and blessings from Heavenly Parents and True Parents.
For this great blessing, the more our Philippine leaders and members offered their greater determination to advance the realization of Vision 2020. Words are truly not enough to express our deep gratitude to our beloved True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.