PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Ela Murray International School


We are delighted to receive designs from Ela Murray International School, Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately some of the pieces went missing the end of last year but thankfully some were found again and have now been received. This one of the lovely rose has been done by John Pundari.

I think Peace is a good thing

Thank you so much to everyone from the Ela Murray International School for your participation.

A competition was held to design a flag for the country in 1971. The government approved a design submitted by local art teacher, Susan Karike. It became the national flag upon Papua New Guinea’s independence.

PALAU, Palau High School

Thank you to the students from Palau High School in The Republic of Palau for their contribution to The International Peace Quilt. Well done to Fremont Mengidab for this first one which includes a colourful rainbow,flags of many different Countries,and the islands.

World Peace

This drawing has also been created by Fremont and describes the many different ways Peace is shown in Palau.

A.Our traditions promote Peace by exchanging gifts.

B.Our tradition promotes Peace by offering sanctuary and refuge to foreigners in need.

C.Our tradition promotes Peace by setting the extended families to gather money for financial burdens.

D.Our tradition promotes Peace by relatives coming together and contribute money to purchase a new home.

Thank you so much to Ibuuch Tomoichi Principal of Palau High School for coordinating the International Peace Quilt for Palau.

The blue base symbolizes the political maturity of Palau, and its journey from foreign control to independence. The yellow circle represents the moon, a sign of national unity and, according to Palauan belief, represents the best time for traditional activities, such as fishing, harvesting, planting and festivals.

BHUTAN, Utpal Academy Girl’s High School

Sherab Lhamo

We thank all the girls from Utpal Academy in Bhutan, Bhutan’s first all-girls school for this selection of drawings.

The top design has been drawn by Sherab Lhamo. Sherab delivers a wonderful message.

United we stand. Divided we fall. For me Peace is a place where only happiness exists and where the people get harmony. Peace is where the people are blessed with everything. Sherab

The next design has been originally created by Sonam Choden and the second by Rada Om Tshering.

We want Peace to have a happy life. Sonam 

Peace is the source of glory and harmony all around the World. It eases all the violence and misery of all. Rada 

Nyingtob Lhamo

The third design has been created by Nyingtob LhamoClass- VII

Peace is the main source of Happiness. 

The next deigns have been drawn by Kinley Sonam Selden, Sonam Dechen and Pem K Choden.

Our World is Peace by Kinley   

Peace means happiness,if there is no peace there will be no life and not even our mother earth. Let us help the Earth to be in Peace,so that we rest in Peace and enjoy the moment together by Sonam Dechen

We want Peace because we want to see happiness and success in our people by Pem

World Peace – Pema 

We need Peace because to help our Earth fly towards the heaven of values by Sonam.

We wish for Peace because it makes our future bright

P…ROTECT    E…..ARTH     A….ND   C…..ORE  E……ARTH  by Tshering

Very well done to all these girls and to Dawa for helping coordinate the project for this school . “Its completely their original work without any edition done.” Dawa.

Utpal is another name for lotus flower, which is believed to grow from mud and yet blossoms into a beautiful and majestic flower. It stands for purity. Symbolically, it also stands for the transformation of our girls. What an apt name for the school!


The colours of the Bhutan flag represent spiritual and temporal power within the country.

BENIN, English International School

Well done to everyone from the English International School in Benin for these drawings to join in the International Peace Quilt project.

Our first student says: We all wish for Peace because it is too tiring to fight.

The next design reads: We all wish for Peace because it gives freedom to all the people of the World

And finally: We all wish for Peace because with Peace there is happiness and we all deserve happiness.

Thank you so much to all the students involved and to Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky (Head Teacher) for coordinating the project for this school.


Benin Coutonou

Thank you so much to Rebecca for sending us this photo from Benin’s circle of peace.

“We took part in International Peace Day at our small school by going onto our field and forming the peace symbol.We look forward to a continued collaboration… ” Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky

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