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TANZANIA, Hope International School

27 Nov
Tanzania 2

We welcome the drawing to represent the young people of Tanzania in the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project.

This design is the winner from the schools contest and was created by Rylee Helbling, 7th Grader at Hope International School.

Rylee says: We all wish for peace because peace brings unity.

Well done to Rylee who also answered the additional questions:

1) What was on your mind when you were creating your drawing?

I wanted to show the beauty of Tanzania with the mountain and the bright colors.  I also wanted to say something in Swahili so I chose ‘amani,’ which means peace.

2) Why do you think peace is important?

Children in the past have grown up in peace so it’s our right to be able to grow up in peace.

A huge thank you to Amanda Batterson, Curriculum and Logistics coordinator for running the contest and for sending us the schools winning piece. Also special thanks to all staff and students involved.

Tanzanian Flag Meaning:
The green stripe symbolizes agriculture and the fertility of the land. The black represents the citizens of Tanzania. The blue stripe stands for the Indian Ocean which is on Tanzania’s eastern coastline, and the yellow stripe represents the country’s mineral wealth.

 

TANZANIA,The School of St. Jude

1 Dec

Thank you to the students from The School of St. Jude in Tanzania for this wonderful drawing and also to Tara Crowe for organising the project in this school. Great work by everyone.

The students’ wish for peace: We all wish for peace because in times of peace children have the opportunity to play, learn and develop as all children should. 

http://www.schoolofstjude.org/AboutUs/history.html

In 2002 a young lady, Gemma Rice (now Gemma Sisia), from a sheep farm in Australia, opened a small school in Northern Tanzania with the help of her family, friends and local Rotary Club.

Gemma had inherited the passion and zeal  from her ancestor, Edmund Rice (founder of the Christian Brothers movement)

Tanzanian Flag Meaning:
The green stripe symbolises agriculture and the fertility of the land. The black represents the citizens of Tanzania. The blue stripe stands for the Indian Ocean which is on Tanzania’s eastern coastline, and the yellow stripe represents the country’s mineral wealth.

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