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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, High School Bangui

11 Mar

We very much welcome the drawing received from the High School in Bangui, The Central African Republic as it has been most difficult to find a contact to a school in this Country.The school held a competition after doing a week on Peace Education with their Pastor Selonkoue Laurant.

Thank you so much to Jim from Integrated Community Development International, who mostly does well drilling in CAR  for helping us find this school. Jim through his connections with Encompass World Partners, Ginger and Heidi worked with the High school in Bangui to get this drawing to us. Thank you all so very much.

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Central African Republic Flag History:
The Central African Republic flag was adopted on December 1, 1958. It was designed by Barthélemy Boganda, the first president of the territory of Oubangoui-Chari, who believed France and Africa should march together. For the Central African Republic flag, Boganda combined the French tricolor flag’s colors of red, white and blue with the Pan-African colors red, green and yellow. The Central African Republic received its independence from France on August 13, 1960.

 

NEPAL, Ullens School

7 Dec

Thank you to the young people from Ullens School in Nepal for this selection of drawings. One will be chosen to represent them on The International Peace Quilt.

“We all wish for Peace because we want the World to be a better place to live in.”

 

Thanks also to all Staff and to the art teachers Sandhya and Satya for doing such a wonderful job in coordinating the project for Nepals young people.

 

The vision of Ullens School is to become an international center of academic excellence that fosters social responsibility and international-mindedness among our students.

Nepalese Flag Meaning:

The crimson/red color is a traditional Nepalese color and the blue outlined edge represents the country’s peaceful nature. The two triangular portions of the Nepalese flag represent the Himalayan Mountains and the two main religions of the nation – which are Buddhism and Hinduism.  The moon and sun originally represented the royal family and the prime minister’s family, the Rana family. They also represent the country’s desire to live as long as the sun and moon.

THE NETHERLANDS, Augustinus College

29 Mar

This is the received drawing to represent the Netherlands on the art Quilt. The school held a competition from which this design was chosen from several others completed. Special thanks to Laura Oest for this wonderful piece of art which really typifies this country. 

Laura’s wish for peace: “We all wish for Peace because war separates people and Peace unites them.”

Also thank you to Chantal Laarman for having this project possible for the Netherlands.

Netherlands Flag Meaning:
The red stripe which was originally orange, along with the white and blue stripes, are based on the heraldic colours (coat of arms) of Prince William of Orange, who led the fight for Dutch independence.

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