Archive | January, 2012

IRAQ, Qashla School

31 Jan

Thank you to Noor from Qashla School in Iraq for this drawing.

” We all wish for Peace because Peace is no war . “

This drawing has been done by Mariam , thank you.

“We all wish for Peace because of the happy life which comes after…….” 

Thank you very much to Dhoha for this drawing for Iraq.

” We all wish for Peace because Peace is no discrimination. ” 

One of these drawings will be chosen to represent young people from Iraq in the International Peace Quilt Project. Special thanks also to Benoite and Team from Insan Iraqi Society for their help in coordinating this project for the Iraqi young people. Your help is very much appreciated.

 

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SLOVENIA, Gimnazija Kocevje

31 Jan

Thank you to everyone from The Gimnazija Kocevje for this drawing to represent young people from Slovenia. This drawing has been done meticulously by Klara Perusek whose mentor is Ivica Ciglic. Klara definitely epitomizes Peace with this painting to join the project, no words are needed.

Also special thanks to Mojca Adamic Varga for coordinating this project for Slovenia.

MOLDOVA, Lucian Blaga Lyceum

24 Jan

Welcome Moldova to the International Peace Quilt Project. Thank you to Cornitel Felicita Form VI – a, for this drawing to represent young people of Lucian Blaga Lyceum and Moldova. Great to have you involved.

” We all wish for Peace because we are Family.”

Thank you also to Olesea Bolocan from the Promo- Lex Association which is a Non-Governmental Organisation focused on promoting democratic values and on implementing internationally recognised  standards in the Republic of Moldova.

Special thanks also to the very wise  Mr. Ion Iovcev, Director of this school for accepting our invitation to participate in the International Peace Quilt Project.

îţi mulţumesc atât de mult

Moldavian Flag Meaning:
The Moldavian flag was based on the Romanian national flag and represents Moldova’s shared heritage with Romania. The coat of arms consists of the eagle of Walachia holding an Orthodox Christian cross in its beak and an olive branch in one talon, with the scepter of Michael the Brave of Walachia in the other. Walachia is a historic region of Eastern Europe.

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, St. Anthony’s Secondary School

19 Jan

Thank you to the young people from St. Anthony`s Secondary School in Antigua & Barbuda for this  design chosen to represent them on The International Peace Quilt and to Principal Joann Boulos-Callias for the schools participation.

” Peace to us transcends nationalities,race,creeds,and religions and encompasses living in  a harmonious World without hostility.”

” It is a collage of symbols relating to the Antigua as well as to highlight SASS. The meaning of peace came from the fact that regardless of the differences in culture among our students and staff, there can still be peace.”

H. Nathan     art teacher

One of the schools mottos………

From a Dream , to a Vision, to Reality….Anything is possible when you put your mind to it !

I think this is in reference to the amazing story of how this school came about  http://www.sassantigua.org/about_us.html        Very Inspiring to say the least.

ESTONIA, International School of Estonia

13 Jan

The first drawing/painting to be received for 2012. Thank you very much to everyone from The International School of Estonia and especially their Reception class -it is their ‘little hands of PEACE’.  All grades (pre school to grade 12 ) in the school took part in this project. A competition was held and this was the design chosen to represent young people from Estonia.

A simple message for Peace. 

Thank you Paulo Santos,PYP/MSP/DP Art Teacher /IT integrator………..Fantastic work !

One of this schools visions is to make a difference in their local and global community, I can safely say this school is doing that for sure. 😉

 

The colours of the national flag represent Estonia’s history, nature and folk costumes. The blue stripe represents faith, loyalty and devotion as well as the sky, sea, and lakes. The black symbolizes the dark past and suffering of the Estonian people as well as the traditional black jacket of the Estonian peasant. The white represents striving towards enlightenment and virtue, hope and freedom. White also symbolizes the color of birch bark and snow, and Estonian summer nights illuminated by the midnight sun.

2011 in review

1 Jan

Thank you so much to everyone involved in The International Peace Quilt Project for having this project what it is today.

We wish you all  A Very Happy New Year full of Fun, Exciting Surprises, Joy, Peace, Love and all that you wish for and more  in 2012.

“Go n-eiri an bothar leat”…i.e. “May you be successful on your journey.”

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed close to 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.  (It is actually very close to 16,000 at this point.)

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