KENYA, Jabez Community School

From Kenya we have received these designs from the Jabez Community School to join in the 2016 International Peace Quilt Project.

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Emmanuel Nzioki

This first design has been drawn by Emmanuel Nzioki and says: Having fun without anything dangerous happening around is a sign of peace.

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Ishmael Oghari

The next design is by Ishmael Oghari and says Peace in the World.

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The final design reads: Peace is Love 

Thank you to Head Girl, Betty for sending the designs through and to all the students involved from the Jabez Community Orphanage School. Additional thanks to Jabes Odhiambo for coordinating the project for Kenya. We are delighted to have you all included.

Kenyan Flag Description:
The flag of Kenya consists of three horizontal stripes – the top stripe is black; the middle one is red; and the bottom stripe is green. The red stripe in the middle is bordered on the top and bottom by a thin white stripe. There is an emblem in the center of the flag that consists of a Masai warrior’s shield and spears.


AUSTRIA, St. Gilgen International School

Diana St Gilgen International School Peace Quilt 2016Here we have the design chosen to represent young people of Austria and the St. Gilgen International School, for the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt. Thank you to Diana for her lovely piece.

Diana says:

We all wish for Peace because people deserve to live in Love, Happiness and Peacefulness. Peace brings Hope.

Special thanks also to Kirsty Lamont for coordinating the project for Austria and to everyone who took part in the school.

 “We love this project and the students are just so proud to be apart of it.”

Legend has it that Duke Leopold V. of Austria (1157-1194) was involved in a battle during the Crusades, and after the fight his white battledress was soaked in blood. When he removed his belt, though, the cloth underneath was still white. That very sight is said to have inspired the red, white and red stripes on the Austrian flag.


Well done to Daniel age 8 and Timothy age 5, two wonderful brothers who created this drawing together to represent Benin . The boys say,

Peace is….

not fighting,

putting others first,

being fair,

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.

KAZAKHSTAN, Miras International School

Here we have some of the drawings received from Miras International Kazakhstan. Thank you to art teacher Deepa Sharma for the fantastic competition organised in this school. All the drawings are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much to everyone involved. It is so moving to see what is being created here 😉

“We all wish for Peace because we want to be happy.”


We all wish Peace because the World will be united and together, all of us are family, a strong family.

We all wish for Peace because we want us,our relatives and friends be happy.



We all wish for Peace because we want to be happy.

We wish for Peace because we love it.


“Footpath to Peace” day at Miras.

Friday 21 September has been named “Footpath to Peace” day at Miras.

We invite our school community to share with our students to celebrate the meaning of peace and join with us in expressing what peace means to you. All students and staff will gather at 1000 to sing “We are the World” which is a symbol of our unity.

We will then proceed to display on the footpaths of the school the images of peace that will be drawn by our students and staff. So please join us on this special day and be part of “Footpath to Peace”. The event will conclude at approximately 1100.

Kazakhstan flag has sky blue background. In the middle of the flag of Kazakhstan there is a golden sun with thirty two rays and this sun is placed over an golden eagle. On the hoisting side of the flag there is a golden ornamentation.

The sky color signifies several Turkic people and also indicates the sky god. The ornamentation stands for the cultural heritage of old Kazakhstan while the eagle indicates to the golden rule of Genghis Khan empire in Kazakhstan.

TURKEY, Islim Marufogu Elementary School

Here we welcome the drawing to represent Turkey on the International Peace Quilt. Thank you to all the students involved from Islim Marufogu Elementary School, Nizip. 

Their message reads: “We all wish for Peace because peace gives birth to love and love gives birth to a human….”

Thank you to Songul Csonka for co-ordinating the project in this school. Also special thanks to Eva Fejer for helping us  reach Turkey and  the Islim Marufogu Elementary School.

Interesting Turkish Flag Facts:
The Flag of Turkey is called ‘Ay Yildiz’ in Turkish which means ‘moon star’ in English.

Another nickname for the Turkish flag is ‘al sancak’, which translates roughly into ‘red banner’.

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