The founder of International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP) is Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, affectionately called Mother Moon. She established IAYSP in February 2017. In 1960 she was blessed in marriage to the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon (1920 – 2012). Together, with her husband of 52 years, they devoted their lives to laying the foundation for a world of universal peace and prosperity—centered on faith and family.
After decades of supporting, investing in and developing numerous youth-related programs, Mother Moon created IAYSP to raise young people to be the hope of the world. She has traveled the globe, spoken in the halls of congresses around the world, including at the United Nations, and worked together with the heads of state and government, even Nobel laureates. Yet, she still finds some of her greatest hope and joy in being with young people.
YSP believes young people are future leaders today! The lifestyle choices they make during their formative years will influence them and society for generations. The most important choice is the way in which they choose to love.
Filial piety focuses on the love between children and parents. Hyo jeong, a Korean term meaning filial heart, integrates the internal quality of selfless love found in filial piety and expands into public mindedness in individuals, then cultivates good citizens in the community, loyal patriots in the nation, and a responsible peace-loving global citizenry.
To remind youth and students of the importance that hyo jeong plays in human relationships at every level of society the initials “HJ” are part of the IAYSP logo.
Mrs Mica (b. 1985 in Mali) has a Bachelor of Arts and Business, majoring in International Relations, Sociology and Human Resource Management from the University of Tasmania, Australia. In 2013 she went on to pursue her Masters in Theology at the Sun Hak UP Graduate University from where she graduated in 2017. Since graduation she has been active as a youth worker in Australia and Oceania Islands and She is currently serving as President of IAYSP, Africa.
Kenta has a Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Planetary Science Science from Kyoto University.Kenta also holds a Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology from Sunhak Universal Peace Graduate University. Kenta is currently serving as Secretary General of IAYSP Africa
Wansu is a Doctor of Oral Medicine
and has been servings as Manager and physician at Song Hwa Medical Center Hospital since 2019. He has previously served as the Leader of the Collegial Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) in the DRC is currently serving as the President of IAYSP Central Africa
Tae Hwan holds a bachelors degree in Actuarial Science from the Strathmore University, Kenya. Tae Hwan is passionate about a society, nation and world of peace. Since 2016 he has worked with CARP Kenya, and is currently serving as IAYSP president of East Africa .
Pangil is an Award of national level Poetry for youth moral values in Burkina Faso,2016. He
has previously served as national vice president of IAYSP Burkina Faso chapter and is currently an undergraduate student of Bachelor degree in Law at ISPP university
Myoga holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Law and Bachelor of Honors degree in Finance from the university of the Western Cape , South Africa.
Since 2015 Myoga has been involved in youth leadership as youth staff. Myoga is currently serving as IAYSP president of Southern Africa
Gaétan holds a bachelor’s degree in educational sciences and a master’s degree in educational and vocational counseling psychology from the University of Abomey-Calavi. Since 2009 he has been heading the Benin Chapter of CARP, YFWP, and is currently serving as IAYSP president, West Africa.