Today we are delighted to receive the design that represents the young people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the International PeaceQuilt. This design has been wonderfully created by a 13-year-old student who attends a middle school located in the capital city of Pyongyang, DPRK.
We wish for world peace because we all want to unite and play together.
This student wanted to show the entire peninsula as “One Korea” with a rainbow uniting both the northern and southern halves of his divided country. The two Korean children in the picture represent his dream in which one-day children from both sides of the Korean peninsula come together and play in peace.
Note: Since the Korean War (1950-1953) the Korean Peninsula remains divided
as two sovereign states, the DPRK and South Korea (ROK).
We are so very grateful to our contact for helping us include young people from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the International Peace Quilt Project in time for the London Games.
We would appreciate your impressions of this drawing. We will then share these thoughts with the artist.
The blue stripes signify sovereignty, peace and friendship. The white stripes signify purity and the heritage of the Korean people. Red represents the revolutionary spirit of the people. The red star is the symbol of communism.
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Well we have received 600 drawings/ designs from the Maldives. Very well done to everyone involved into having the project a huge success for Iskandher School in The Maldives. For the moment we have just a few of the drawings on the page but more will follow in due course.
We all wish for Peace because we love World
We all wish for Peace because its very peaceful at night
We all wish for Peace because it never harms
We all wish for Peace because …for a better future
We all wish for Peace because we all need freedom
We all wish for Peace because we will get along more together.
We thank Diane Stephens from Skillshare, North East LTD, for using her available contacts through Government to help us reach a school in the Maldives. Iskandher school has been reached through the British High Commissioner Farahanaz Faizal through Hon. David Amess,member of parliament for southend west. From them the journey went through Soodha, teacher educator in The Maldives Education Department who found a school wishing to take part. Well done everyone.
Special thanks to everyone in the school, to Rinzy deputy Principal,all staff and all the students involved for completing a wonderful journey of what can be achieved by many working together.
Thank you so much to everyone in St. Kitts and Nevis and The Beach Allen Primary School for this drawing to join in the International Peace Quilt Project. This piece was created by Kennedy De Silva from sixth grade.
We wish for Peace so that people around the World can live together happily no matter where they are from or the colour of their skin.
Thank you also to Juanelle Primus for coordinating this Project for St. Kitts and Nevis.We are delighted to have you all included.
The stars on the Flag represent the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis and symbolize their liberty and hope.
The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis was adopted on September 19, 1983 when the country received independence from Britain. The country is also known as St. Christopher.
Interesting Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag Facts:
The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis is based on a design submitted by local teacher Edrice Lewis in a national flag competition.
Here we have the chosen drawing to represent students from College Justin Catayee, The French Guiana on the quilt.
This drawing revolves around the Olympic theme ,with the running track and the cup used to dispose of unwanted weapons. What a good idea. This helps to show how the Olympic Games promotes Peace between Countries.
“We all wish for Peace because we want to live together.”
Thanks so much to Pascal Gautherot ,the English teacher at this school, for the successful outcome of this project for College Justin Catayee and French Guiana.
Green represents the forests, yellow represents gold and other minerals of the region, while the red star represents socialism
This drawing has been created by Bethel Tafere,age 15 from the Khartoum International School, Khartoum Sudan.
Bethel says ” We all wish for Peace because Peace brings the World together.”
Thank you to everyone involved, to Bethel,all the students, staff and Jamie Sanchez, the art teacher in this school.
“Thank you very much for this opportunity. We are all very excited. If you get a picture of the finished quilt, we would love to see it.” Jamie Sanchez
Khartoum (Arabic: الخرطوم Al Ḫarṭūm) is the capital and largest city of Sudan and of Khartoum State. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as “al-Mogran“, meaning the Confluence.
Interesting Sudan Flag Facts:
The Sudan flag’s design was the result of a nationally held flag competition and it is based on the Arab Liberation Flag of Egypt.
The Lovely drawing received from students in Academie Britanica Cuscatleca,El Salvador which was chosen to represent El Salvador from their quilt competition. Thank you to their art teacher Carmen Chavez for having this project possible in your school and to Graeme Keslake Head of Secondary for agreeing to participate.
We all wish for Peace because Together we can Make a Change
We love the schools motto, Effort leads to success.
The blue stripes represent the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea; while the white stripe symbolizes peace. The state coat of arms on El Salvador’s flag is based on the coat of arms of the former United Provinces of Central America.The coat of the arms shows a triangle which represents equality and the three branches of El Salvador’s government.