TURKMENISTAN, Ashgabat International School

21 Apr
Spread Peace  by the Children of Turkmenistan

Spread Peace
by the Children of Turkmenistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you so much to all the young children from The Ashgabat International School in Turkmenistan for these lovely designs. Their wishes are truly heartfelt.

We all wish for Peace because Peace increases the value of Love by Alisya age 12.

We want Peace because we want our relations to stay with us.

We all wish for peace because it is what the World needs right now. We need Peace from you.

Peace is always beautiful.

We all wish for peace because WE ARE HUMANS.

Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is noise, trouble, or hardwork. It means to be in the midst of those things and STILL BE CALM IN YOUR HEART. 

We all wish for peace because kids cry for it.

We all wish for peace because war doesn’t help anything.

I wish for peace to keep my family safe.

I wish for peace because peace silences war and brings the key of life.

Let all wish for Peace because with it the world stays strong.

We all wish for peace because the world could really use some.

I wish for Peace because Peace brings change for the better.

I want Peace so we are happy!

Peace is important in our World. If no peace, no world by Shaun

Love peace forever so it never ends by Dasha

We all wish for Peace!  by Lisa

A huge thank you to everyone in this school for their wonderful wishes, especially to Melissa Stalker for coordinating the project for the school and to all the staff involved. We are also very grateful to receive these strong and thoughtful messages for Peace from all these wonderful children. Thank you.

Turkmenistan Flag Description

The flag of Turkmenistan consists of a green base with a vertical stripe on the left side that features five carpet designs above two olive branches. There is a white crescent moon and five white, five-point stars to the top right of the stripe.

The art of Carpet weaving in Turkmenistan has been present for over a thousand years. Its importance is represented in the flag which incorporates five of the country’s basic patterns (called ‘guls’ locally). In the mid-1990s Turkmenistan declared a policy of permanent neutrality and a pair of olive branches, like those on the United Nations flag, was added to the Turkmenistan flag to represent this. The green base represents Islam and the crescent symbolizes a bright future and hope. The five stars symbolize the five regions or Turkmenistan as well as the five human senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch. The five carpet designs represent the traditions of the country and are a national symbol.

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Annual General Meeting of the Schools’ International Peace Quilt

15 Apr

The Schools’ International Peace Quilt Project’s AGM is to be held in Belmont House, Rectory Lane, Guisborough UK  on Monday April 20th 2015 at 10:30 am.  If anyone would like to know more about this ongoing project, please don’t hesitate to attend as your presence will be warmly welcomed. 

AGENDA
1) Welcome and Introductions
2) Approve Minutes of previous AGM
3) Chair’s Report
4) Treasurer’s Report
5) Election of Committee
6) Any other relevant business and/or
Any Questions
7) Time and date of next meeting

QATAR, Qatar Leadership Academy

10 Apr
Khaled Alkhodhair

Khaled Alkhodhair

From Qatar and the Qatar Leadership School (QLA) we have received many designs. A big thank you to everyone involved in the whole process of the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project.

The first design has been done by Khalid Alkhodhair age 14.

We all wish for peace because war separates people and peace unites them by Khalid.

Sultan Al Kuwari 9A

Sultan Al – Kuwari 9A

We all wish for peace because its a right by Sultan Al Kuwari 9A.

Basil Al Kanderi

Basil Al Kanderi

We all wish for peace because we are one family by Basil Al Khanderi age 14.

Eyad Al Khanderi

Eyad Al Khanderi

We all wish for peace because we all want to have a peaceful life by Eyad Al Khanderi 9A.

Mohammed Al Qasmi

Mohammed Al Qasmi

Peace is precious so we should share it through the world by Mohammed Al Qasmi aged 14.

Abdulla Al Haram

Abdulla Al Haram

Peace and Joy by Abdulla Al Haram from 9A.

Khaled Sharfadeen  9A

Khaled Sharfadeen

We all wish for peace because the world could be a better world by Khaled Sharfadeen aged 14.

Salman Muamen

Salman Muamen

We all wish for peace because a peaceful world is a beautiful world by Salma Muamen 14 yrs old.

Abdullaziz Alowaidan

Abdullaziz Alowaidan

We all wish for peace because its just right by Abdullaziz Alowaidan.

Fahad Althuaiti

Fahad Althuaiti

Fahad has included a variety of flags in his drawing, thereby bringing countries together in the name of peace.

Hamad Sulaiti

Hamad Sulaiti

We all wish for peace because its relaxing by Hamad Sulaiti aged 14.

A big thank you to all the students for their lovely, artistic designs. Additional thanks to Ms Vassiliki Varellas for helping to coordinate the project for Qatar and to all other staff involved.

Qatar Flag Meaning:

The white portion of the Qatar flag symbolizes peace and the maroon, which was formerly red, represents the Kharijite Muslims of Qatar and the bloodshed in Qatar’s many wars. The serrated edge represents Qatar as the 9th member of the ‘reconciled Emirates’ of the Arabian Gulf at the conclusion of the Qatari-British treaty in 1916.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Saint George School

6 Apr
D Figueroa

Daniela Figueroa

We welcome these great designs from the Saint George School Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. The winning design (above) has been drawn by Daniela Figueroa age 14.

Daniela says: We all wish for peace because without it, we won’t progress.

A Seravalle

Andrea Seravalle

This second design has been created by Andrea Seravalle age 15.                                                                           
Andrea says: We all wish for PEACE so we can LIVE free.
G Marquez

Gabriella Marquez

Gabriella Marquez age 14 has done this creative design.

Gabriella says:  We all wish for Peace because Peace gives us wings and it frees our world.

M Welle

Maiah Welle

The fourth design has been drawn by Maiah Welle age 15.

Maiah says: We wish for peace because we want to stop war.

A big thank you to all students and staff involved in the school’s art competition for the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project. Many thanks to Victoria Yoh, Visual Arts for coordinating the project in the school. Additional thank you to Valinda Vasquez, Director of International Projects for her valued support.

“Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no Art” -Leonardo Da Vinci

Dominican Republic Flag Meaning:
The blue in the Dominican Republic flag stands for liberty; the colour red for the fire and bloodshed of the struggle for independence; and the white cross symbolizes the sacrifice of the people.

EGYPT, Global Paradigm School

4 Apr

From the Global Paradigm School in Egypt we have received many designs to join in the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project. Thank you to all students for this brilliant selection of drawings.

Ahmed Saleh

Ahmed Saleh

This first design has been created by Ahmed Saleh age 14 from Grade 8.

Ahmed says: We all wish for peace because we want to live in a safe environment.

Why do you think peace is important?

Because we need it to be happy, live in a safe environment, and be able to enjoy our lives without violence.

What were you thinking while you were doing your drawing?

I was thinking of making earth clean and safe, and showing millions of people holding up the peace sign as a way that everyone wants peace in the world.

Omar El Alamy

Omar El Alamy

This second design has been drawn by Omar El Alamy Grade 8.

Omar says: We all wish for peace because we are …looking for…a bright future.

Why do you think peace is important?

Peace is important, because peace will make people more respectful and caring. Will reduce fighting and bullying around the whole world. I think that we really need peace nowadays.

What were you thinking while you were doing your drawing?

I was thinking about sending an effective message to people to spread peace all over the world in a creative way.

Hana Mostafa

Hana Mostafa

This colourful design has been drawn by Hana Mostafa aged 14 from Grade 8.

Hana says: We all wish for peace because we need to love each other – we all need to be happy!

Why do you think peace is important?

Peace is important because it makes people happy, it makes people love each other, and it will make no wars between people. Thus, no kids or people die in the wars around the world.

What were you thinking while you were doing your drawing?

When I was doing the painting, I was thinking about presenting all of the good things in peace in just one drawing. I was thinking about the people that were dying every day because of the wars around the world.

Alhussein Mowafi

Alhussein Mowafi

This wonderful design has been done by Alhussein Mowafi aged 14.

Alhussein says: We all wish for peace because everyone should be peaceful and love all others.

Farida Amgad

Farida Amgad

Here we have a design created by Farida Amgad who is 13 years old. 

Farida says: We all wish for peace to enjoy your life.

Hala Tamer

Hala Tamer

This next piece has been beautifully drawn by Hala Tamer who is 15 years old.

Hala says: We all wish for peace because peace is happiness.

Hussein Hesham

Hussein Hesham

Hussein Hesham age 13 has done this design.

Hussein says: Peace is important because it makes life better!

Jana Ehab

Jana Ehab

This drawing has been done by Jana Ehab who is 15 years old.

Jana says: We all wish for peace because we need peace and love!!

Laila Osama

Laila Osama

The next piece has been created by Laila Osama aged 14.

Laila says: I wish for peace because Peace is happiness!

Mamdouh Ayman

Mamdouh Ayman

Thank you to Mamdouh Ayman aged 13 for this design.

Mamdouh says: We all wish for peace because it makes us happy!

Mariam Ahmed

Mariam Ahmed

This next design is by Mariam Ahmed aged 14.

We all wish for peace because we don’t want fights and haters… by Mariam.

Youssef Sherif

Youssef Sherif

Here we have a design lovingly created by Youssef Sherif. Well done to Youssef.

Zeina Abdel Elr

Zeina Abdel Elr

We all wish for peace because we want the world to be better by Zeina Abdel Elrazek.

Zeina Salama

Zeina Salama

And finally, We all wish for peace because we are one big family by Zeina Salama.

“It was really a very exciting experience for the school and the students. Looking forward to participating again in this project.Thank you.” Heba Lolah, Head of the Visual Art Department in the Global Paradigm School.

A big thank you to Heba for coordinating the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt in Egypt. Additional thanks to all other staff involved and to all these special students for their expressive designs for peace.

Egyptian Flag Meaning:
The colours of the Egyptian flag are traditional Pan-Arabic colours. The red stripe refers to the period before the 1952 revolution; which brought a group of army officers to power after deposing King Farouk, the King of Egypt. This period was characterized by the struggle against British occupation of the country. The white symbolizes the revolution which ended the monarchy but without bloodshed. The colour black symbolizes the end of the oppression of the Egyptian people at the hands of the Monarchy and British colonialism.

KAZAKHSTAN, Kazakhstan International School Almaty

2 Apr

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From the students of the Kazakhstan International School Almaty, Kazakhstan we have received a wonderfully creative selection of drawings and pictures. Well done and a big thank you to each and everyone.

The first design has been created by Amanda Krukziener in Grade 6.

Amanda says: We all wish for peace because it is impossible to live in war.

I was thinking that this picture could make someone kind.

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This next design is from Nukpi Assyl Grade 6.

Nukpi says: We all wish for peace because without peace war would never end.

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The third design has been done by Gunaseelan Isaac Grade 6.

Gunaseelan says: We all wish for peace because we don’t want war.

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 This next design has been drawn by Abu-Laban Narmin Grade 2.

Abu-Laban says: We all wish for peace because we are friendly kids and we want to play together.

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Sendilkumar Satveer Grade 2 has nicely drawn this picture.

Sendilkumar says: We all wish for peace to have a better life.

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This design has been done by Yakushina Tatyana Grade 7.

We all wish for peace because it gives us hope for the future by Yakushina.

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Xiao Daweivic Venya Grade 2 has brought this design together.

Xiao Daweivic says: We all wish for peace because it’s our life.

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This design has been drawn by Song Yeona Grade 2

Song says: We all wish for peace because it brings happiness to the children all over the world.

 

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This artistic design has been created by Mamedaliyeva Zhanel Grade 7.

We all wish for peace because a peaceful environment motivates us for growing by Mamedaliyeva.

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A colourful picture done by Azhibayeva Anel Grade 6.

Azhibayeva says: We all wish for peace because we want the whole world to be better.

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This art work has been drawn by Song Yeona Grade 2.

Song says: We all wish for peace because it helps to make friends from other countries.

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Last but not least we have this heartfelt design by Mamedaliyeva Zhanel.

Mamedaliyeva says: We all wish for peace because the world is as vulnerable as the heart.

Special thanks to Tanya Yakushina, Art Teacher in this school for coordinating the project. Tanya wrote: “We are very glad to join your wonderful project. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the creation of peace in the world.”

What a fantastic contribution to peace by all involved. Thank you all!

Flag Meaning

The pattern on the flag represents the artistic and cultural traditions of the old Khanate and Kazakh people. The light blue symbolizes the various Turkic peoples who make up today’s population of the country – including the Tatars, Mongols, Uyghurs and others. The blue has a religious significance, representing the Sky God to many of these people. A modern interpretation states the blue background stands for Kazakhstan’s broad skies, and for freedom. The steppe eagle and the sun represent freedom and the flight toward greater heights and fulfillment of aspiration.

 

MOROCCO, CAS Casablanca American School

1 Apr
Hamid Sabri

Hamid Sabri

The winning design received from CAS Casablanca American School in Morocco. This design has been wonderfully created by Hamid Sabri aged 14. Hamid also gives his insightful views on Peace.

Hamid says, We all wish for peace because some of us don’t…

1. What was in your mind when you were creating your drawing?

While I drew my artwork, I had a lot of mixed feelings roaming through my head. I felt sad, and happy during the whole time. When I was drawing I thought of the innocent,  the lives that were taken away during wars which allowed me to be sad. I thought of the years since a major world war, that has taken millions of lives which made me happy. I aimed for a mixed piece, which reflected my feelings about peace in this world.
                                                                                                                                                           2. Why do you think peace is important?
                                                                                                                                                             In my opinion, there will never be peace. Peace is like a delicious piece of cake, at one point it is a delicacy and amazing but when you finish that piece you’re left with nothing. Peace is that piece of cake, being a delicacy. Something that happens once, and never stays for a long period of time. Once the period of peace is over, war will wager on. In all honesty, peace is an addition to our lives which all of us want but we all know will not last forever.
                                                                                                                                                  Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 competition in this school, Mr. Mauricio Benavides, art teacher, Hamid for the winning design and to all other students involved.
Moroccan Flag Description:
The flag of Morocco consists of a red base with a green outlined, five-point star known as the ‘Seal of Solomon’ in the center of it.
Moroccan Flag Meaning:
Green and red are traditional colours of Islam, which is Morocco’s official religion. Red is also the color of the reigning Moroccan dynasty. The Seal of Solomon represents the link between God and the nation.
Interesting Moroccan Flag Facts:
The Moroccan flag remained unchanged when the sultanate of Morocco was restored by the two colonial rulers of France and Spain, and independence was granted in 1956. A year later, the sultan became a king and Morocco became a kingdom.
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