This year The English International School Benin linked their ‘Sports Day’ with the Stride for Truce/Peace Project, the aim of which is to mobilise youths globally for the Olympic ideals of building a more peaceful world.
Benin Stride for Truce 2016
Under clement skies in the heart of Cotonou’s rainy season, our children competed in fun races and games, sporting their ‘Stride for Peace’ t-shirts in the colours of their houses: Einstein, Newton and Mandela. We marked the start of the event by striding and then jogging around the school field 3 times. Even our youngest ones were able to keep pace for the sake of peace! A grand time was had by all.
By Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky
Benin Flag Meaning:
The colours of the Benin flag are explained in the Benin’s national anthem as such – the green represents hope and revival; the red symbolizes the courage of ancestors; and the yellow represents the country’s wealth. The colours are traditional Pan-African colours.
” Greetings from Benin and thank you for all the news. In the wake of the tragedy in the U.S. school, we must indeed pray for peace and do all we can to promote it in our own ways.
We took part in International Peace Day at our small school by going onto our field and forming the peace symbol. I believe it might be late to send you the photo, but I am inspired to do so now. (I thought I had sent it, but given our many network and internet connection problems, perhaps it never reached you.)
Please find it attached.
We look forward to a continued collaboration…
Our compliments of the season to all…
Kind regards Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky ”
Thank you so much to Rebecca and the children for coming together in Peace. We also look forward to further collaboration with this 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.
CIRCLE OF PEACE for BENIN
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
Well done to Daniel age 8 and Timothy age 5, two wonderful brothers who created this drawing together to represent Benin . The boys say,
putting others first,
treating others kindly,
Thanks so much to Donna Cox for connecting us to Fiona Kennedy whose two sons have created this design for Benin. We are delighted to have a wish for Peace from Benin included.Well done to the boys.
You know you are in Benin when….instead of watching for cars on the main road, you watch for scooters, goats and chickens
Benin Flag Meaning:
The colors of the Benin flag are explained in the Benin’s national anthem as such – the green represents hope and revival; the red symbolizes the courage of ancestors; and the yellow represents the country’s wealth. The colors are traditional Pan-African colors.The Country was names Benin in 1975.