Let’s Heal the World music video sends a prayer for child rights
Youth voices ring in a message of peace symbolising UNICEF and Limkokwing University partnership for children and youth.By Indra Kumari Nadchatram
CYBERJAYA, 20 October 2009 –Youth from different nationalities across the world are sending a message of peace and hope through the “Let’s Heal the World” music video, setting the tone for Limkokwing University and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) partnership to create a world fit for children.
Composed, sung and arranged by students and staff of Limkokwing Sound and Music Design Academy in 2009, the three minute music video symbolises both organisation’s vision for a peaceful and safe world where the rights of every child are protected and celebrated.
“Let’s heal the world,” invited UNICEF Representative to Malaysia and Special Representative to Brunei Mr. Youssouf Oomar. “In the year when we honor twenty years of child rights, we must remind ourselves to work together to ensure childhood for every child is free from fear and want. Only then can every child grow up in peace”.
Originally created for the children of Gaza, the music video’s uplifting chorus underscores the student’s steadfast commitment to realising a common humanity: “Let’s make a change, Let’s make a stand, The world must be together as one, Let us be strong, let us be free”.
Students in the video represent all continents, with participating countries including Argentina, Bosnia, Botswana, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, USA, and Zimbabwe.
“They are the new generation and they are the bridge between all races, age and nationality. They want to live in a better world and the only world that makes us one. Through Let’s Heal the World, they pledge for peace, for harmony, love and care for one another,” explained Limkokwing University CEO Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Dr. Lim Kok Wing.
Some 30,000 students from 150 countries attend the university which has a presence in eight countries across three continents and a global collegial network of 177 institutions in 77 countries
Youth voices to shine
Let’s Heal the World will shine a path for a three year partnership between UNICEF and Limkokwing University that aims to take the tertiary institution’s students on an educational and inspiring journey that will see them embrace personal leadership roles for change and innovation.
"Studying together, understanding differences and respecting each other is something that we are doing to build a better world,” said Limkokwing University student Kotryna Stankute (22) from Lithuania who also sang in the music video.
Added Kotryna: “This is my dream. And I am sharing this with you because, we, each of us are change agents for tomorrow!"
Let's Heal the World Music Video
CRC@20 newsline: Malaysia