These are the drawings received from the Marnie Smith Middle School and the Bakhtar Middle School of Quetta in Pakistan to join in the International Peace Quilt project.
Thank you to students Nadia,age 13, Qais,age 15 and to Najeem, age 14 for their lovely pieces of art above.
Some of the children’s quotes: “The family is always happy where Peace is………..”
“Peace causes the people to get education.”
Thank you to Marnie Summerfield Smith from the Trust Sulha Organisation for coordinating this project for Pakistan and involving Afghanistan refugees. One drawing will now be chosen to represent Pakistan on the 2012 art quilt.
Pakistani Flag Meaning:
Green is a traditional Islamic colour and the crescent and star are also Islamic symbols.The white stripe represents the non-Muslim, minority, religious groups in Pakistan. According to modern meaning, the green represents prosperity; white symbolises peace; the white crescent represents progress; and the white star represents light and knowledge.
Afghanistan Flag Description:
The Afghanistan flag consists of three, even vertical stripes running from left to right of black red and green background. In the centre of the red stripe is the emblem of Afghanistan – either in white or yellow/gold. The emblem consists of an Arabic religious inscription and below it lays a mosque with a prayer mat inside it facing Mecca. There are two flags attached to the mosque which represent flags of Afghanistan. Underneath the mosque is an inscription stating the name of the nation and surrounding the mosque are sheaves of wheat.
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