Burkina Faso, Life Academy

26 Sep

Jessica Gray age 12

Jessica Gray age 12

We very much welcome these designs from the Life Academy School in Burkina Faso.  

Jessica says: I want peace because we can help so many more people if we work together.

Josh Gray age 14

Josh Gray age 14

Josh says: I want World Peace because we need it.

Ben Minotti age 12

Ben Minotti age 12

Bens quote: I want World Peace because that’s how the world was created.

Aron Gustar Yochenan Baarsan age 10

Aron Gustar Yochenan Baarsan age 10

Aron Gustar Yochenan Baarsan says: We all wish for peace because it is good to have.

Hezekiah Black age 11

Hezekiah Black age 11

Hezekiah says: We all wish for peace because that is what Jesus wants.

Katie Gray age 9

Katie Gray age 9

Katie’s quote: We all wish for peace because that’s what God wants.

Ruth Baarsan age 8

Ruth Baarsan age 8

Ruth Baarsan says: We all wish for peace because it doesn’t kill people.

Miriam Black age 9

Miriam Black age 9

Miriam says: We all wish for peace because Africa should be peaceful.

Thank you very much to Lynne Bogle who organised the Schools’ International Peace Quilt competition for Burkina Faso and to all the students that have participated.

As Lynne said at the time, “Never has the statement ‘we all wish for peace…’ seemed more ironic!!”

Landlocked Burkina Faso had unfortunately been put under a military coup last week when we received these designs. Thankfully the situation is now in hand and the coup guard unit (a controversial autonomous military unit) has been disbanded, unfortunately not before some people needlessly lost their lives! The Burkinabes started their own resistance movement and showed that military coups will no longer be tolerated in West Africa. Life is hard enough for the people of Burkina Faso (Burkinabes), it also being  one of the world’s poorest countries. Let’s hope now that their upcoming elections may be held in a peaceful and democratic way. 

The Burkina Faso flag was adopted on August 4, 1984. In August 1984 there was a coup, and the country’s name was changed from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso and the new Burkina Faso flag was adopted. Burkina Faso roughly translates into “The land of honorable men.”

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