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.
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.