SGI-Brazil Youth Engage in Dialogues with "One Million Amigos-Amigas"; Youth Groups Meet
During January 2007, SGI-Brazil (BSGI) youth groups held rallies in several locations to celebrate anniversaries and kick off the new year. Two years before in 2005, the youth had launched their "One Million Amigos-Amigas Campaign," an effort to spread understanding of Nichiren Buddhism and the BSGI in their local communities through dialogue and friendship. By September 2006, the BSGI youth had met and conversed with 1.5 million people, surpassing their original goal. In 2006, they launched "Amigos-Amigas--Part 2," aiming to visit again the new friends they had made. By January 26, 2007, the young men had met and held such discussions with 260,000 friends.
The young men's Gajokai, a volunteer group that provides security for BSGI centers, held a national leaders' meeting on January 13 and 14. The young men's drivers' group, who serve as volunteer drivers during large BSGI events met on the 6th for an 18th anniversary meeting at the BSGI Memorial Hall. On the 14th, the young women's Arco Iris (Rainbow) translators' group met at the Saúde Center in São Paulo and the young women's Taiga (Large River) dance group met at the BSGI Nature and Culture Center.
[Adapted from an article in the January 31, 2006 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]