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ERITREA, Semaetat Secondary School Asmara

17 Mar

2016 Eritrea Semaetat Secondary School Asmara

From Eritrea and the Semaetat Secondary school we have received this dual design. These two designs were drawn by two boys Danait Yosief age 10 and Haben Ressom age 11 and were joined as one so as to fit the A4 required size for the International Quilt.

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The above design was drawn by Hespon Goitom age 10.

This school has done well in getting their submissions to us as they had no network in order to scan their drawings. The Headmaster went to the next village where he was able to capture the drawings by using a camera and sent them to us from there.

Thank you so much to everyone for doing what they could to be involved no matter the barriers.


Eritrean Flag Meaning:
The green stripe symbolizes the agricultural and livestock economy of Eritrea. The red stands for the blood shed during Eritrea’s struggle for independence. The blue represents the marine wealth while the yellow represents the mineral wealth of Eritrea. The olive wreath and branch on the flag originate from Eritrea’s first national flag which was used between 1952 and 1959. The olive wreath was adopted from the United Nations flag and symbolizes peace.

ERITREA, Asmara International Community School

16 Mar

This is the chosen drawing to represent Eritrea and the Asmara International Community School on the 2012 art quilt. Both Eva Heerschap, Grade 4 and Danique Diks, Grade 5, completed this drawing together.

Eva and Danique’s message: “People don’t understand that war is wrong!”

Thank you to Jack F. Shepherd Jr., Director of the school, and to everyone involved in this project from your school. It is so great to have the young people from Eritrea represented.


Eritrean Flag Meaning:
The green stripe symbolises the agricultural and livestock economy of Eritrea. The red stands for the blood shed during Eritrea’s struggle for independence. The blue represents the marine wealth while the yellow represents the mineral wealth of Eritrea. The olive wreath and branch on the flag originate from Eritrea’s first national flag which was used between 1952 and 1959. The olive wreath was adopted from the United Nations flag and symbolises peace.

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