Saint George School, Dominican Republic “Displays the Quilt”

Dominican RepublicWe are delighted that the Schools’ International Peace Quilt has eventually made it to the Saint George  School in the Dominican Republic. Though its itinerary here has been very much curtailed due to customs problems in other countries, we are still glad that the students here have been able to view the quilt and children’s art work. This is very much down to the persistence of Valinda Valdez, Director of International Projects/School Development for whom we are very thankful especially as it was her vision in the first place for the quilt to visit The Caribbean.

Saint George School Quilt  visit

It is good to hear that this school and the St. Patrick school in Santo Domingo are interested to take part in the 2016 quilt project. Their participation is very welcome, as is every other school around the world.

Saint George School

Special thanks also to Mr. Benavides, Art Dept Head for sending on the wonderful pictures and for coordinating the quilt display.

“As you may know, we are exposing the Peace Quilt in Saint George School, Dominican Republic in our multi purpose room during this week, our “Semana por la vida” week. Here are some pictures of our middle school kids visiting the quilt. Its an honor to work with you on this special peace movement. Can’t wait to start the new one.” Mr. Benavides

Domincan Republic  064Congratulations again to Mary Liang who created this wonderful design which represents the young people of the Dominican Republic on the Schools’ International Peace Quilt.

We all wish for peace because it is a state of mind in which we can all accept each other as EQUAL.


“Saint George School proudly presents the art work of  Mary Liang to be part of the Peace Quilt for the Summer Olympics 2012 in London.
We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude for allowing our students to be part of such an important event and message to all the world. We firmly believe that these types of educational projects also serve a  lesson in civics and the need for Peace during times of conflict throughout the world. I would like to thank Mr. Mauricio Benavides, Head of the Art Department for all the  guidance he provided to the students during this project.

Once again, thank you for considering Saint George as a representative of the Dominican Republic and the values we share.

Valinda Valdez, Director of International Projects/School Development”

Well done to Mary whose quote reads: “We all wish for peace because it is a state of mind in which we can all accept each other as equal.”

A huge thank you to all the students who took part and to Valinda Valdez for making it all possible.

The Dominican Republic flag image - free download

Dominican Republic Flag Meaning:
The flag of the Dominican Republic was designed by founding father Juan Pablo Duarte, and adopted in 1844. It is centered with a white cross that extends to the edges and divides the flag into four rectangles. The colour blue is for liberty, red for the blood of heroes, and white for salvation. A small coat of arms rests at the centre of the flag.

Coat of arms of the Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic coat of arms features a shield in quartered colours of the flag, with a laurel branch to the left and a palm frond to the right. The blue ribbon above the shield displays the national motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty). Below the shield, the words República Dominicana appear on a red ribbon. In the centre of the shield, flanked by six spears, is a Bible with a small golden cross above it. Popular belief claims that the pages are opened to the Gospel of John 8:32, which reads, “Y la verdad os hará libre.” (And the truth shall make you free.)

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