This is the drawing received from Dili International School, East Timor/Timor Leste.A Special thank you to Alex Sword Gusmao from grade 5/6 and aged 10. Candice Tappin, their Teacher held an art exhibition last week , and this is the winning entry.
Alex says, “We wish for Peace because in conflict people suffer and lose their belongings and beloved ones.”
“I would just like to take this opportunity for thanking you for organising such a fabulous project, my kids thoroughly enjoyed taking part in it and it meant a lot to them, especially with all of us living in a country such as Timor.”
East Timor Flag Meaning:
According to the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of East Timor (Timor-Leste), the yellow triangle represents “the traces of colonialism in East Timor’s History”; the black triangle represents “the obscurantism that needs to be overcome”; the red base of the flag represents “the struggle for national liberation”; whilst the star, or “the light that guides”, is white to represent peace.