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KUWAIT, New English School

3 Apr

2016 Kuwait Abad Ullah Awan L6.2-page-001

We welcome these lovely designs from students of the New English School in Kuwait. This first design has been drawn by Abad Ullah Awan  Class L6.2

We all want peace because it gives love no borders!

2016 Kuwait Jenan Razian 9.3-page-001

We all wish for peace because… it is our only Future!

Jenan Razian Class 9.3

2016 Kuwait Hala AbdulGhafour 7.5-page-001We all wish for peace because we are one big happy family and together we could be a better world

Hala Abdul Ghafour Class 7.5

2016 Kuwait Tahraa Lari 9.3-page-001We all wish for peace because CHILDREN need to live PEACEFULLY 

Tahraa Lari Class 9.3

2016 Kuwait Riyam AlEnezi 11.7

We all wish for peace because we are humanity and humanity means every soul matters! 

 Riyam AlEnezi Class 11.7

2016 Kuwait Shahed Taj 9.3-page-001

We all wish for peace because it will help us get along and to stop fighting.

Shahed Taj Class 9.3

A huge thank you to Tania Shah Povia for coordinating the 2016 Peace Quilt entries for Kuwait and to all the students involved. A special thanks also to the school Principal for allowing the school to participate.

Interesting Kuwait Flag Facts:

Up until 1961 the flag of Kuwait was always based on a red background.

Kuwait has used 24 different flags since 1714.

 

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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (DPRK), Middle school Pyongyang.

1 Jul

Today we are delighted to receive the design that represents the young people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the International PeaceQuilt. This design has been wonderfully created by a 13-year-old student who attends a middle school located in the capital city of Pyongyang, DPRK.

We wish for world peace because we all want to unite and play together.

This student wanted to show the entire peninsula as “One Korea” with a rainbow uniting both the northern and southern halves of his divided country. The two Korean children in the picture represent his dream in which one-day children from both sides of the Korean peninsula come together and play in peace.

Note: Since the Korean War (1950-1953) the Korean Peninsula remains divided
as two sovereign states, the DPRK and South Korea (ROK).

We are so very grateful to our contact for helping us include young people from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the International Peace Quilt Project in time for the London Games.

We would appreciate your impressions of this drawing. We will then share these thoughts with the artist.

The blue stripes signify sovereignty, peace and friendship. The white stripes signify purity and the heritage of the Korean people. Red represents the revolutionary spirit of the people. The red star is the symbol of communism.

 

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THE MALDIVES Iskandher School

18 May

From the Maldives we received over 600 drawings. A huge thank you to everyone involved into having the project a huge success for the Iskandher School. Following are a few of the designs submitted.

We all wish for Peace because we love World

We all wish for Peace because its very peaceful at night

We all wish for Peace because it never harms

We all wish for Peace because …for a better future

We all wish for peace because we all need freedom.

We all wish for Peace because we will get along more together.

We thank Diane Stephens from Skillshare, North East LTD, for using her available contacts through Government to help us reach a school in the Maldives. Iskandher school has been reached through the British High Commissioner Farahanaz Faizal through Hon. David Amess, member of parliament for Southend West. From them the  journey went through Soodha, teacher educator in The Maldives Education Department who found a school wishing to take part. Well done everyone.

Special thanks to everyone in the school: to Rinzy, Deputy Principal, and all the staff and students involved in completing a wonderful journey on what can be achieved by many working together.

http://www.iskandhar.edu.mv/main/index.html

Maldives Flag Description:
The flag of Maldives consists of a red background with a green rectangle in the middle of it. In the middle of the rectangle there is a white crescent pointing towards the right side of the Maldives flag. The Maldives flag was adopted on July 25, 1963. The flag of Maldives was originally a plain red flag. Up until 1949, the crescent pointed towards the left. The country gained independence from Britain on July 16, 1965.

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ST.KITTS AND NEVIS, Beach Allen Primary School

17 Apr

 

Thank you so much to everyone in St. Kitts and Nevis and The Beach Allen Primary School for this drawing to join in the International Peace Quilt Project. This piece was created by Kennedy De Silva from sixth grade.

We wish for Peace so that people around the World can live together happily no matter where they are from or the colour of their skin.

Thank you also to  Juanelle Primus for coordinating  this Project for St. Kitts and Nevis.We are delighted to have you all included.


The stars on the Flag  represent the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis and symbolize their liberty and hope.

History:

The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis was adopted on September 19, 1983 when the country received independence from Britain. The country is also known as St. Christopher.

Interesting Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag Facts:
The flag of St. Kitts and Nevis is based on a design submitted by local teacher Edrice Lewis in a national flag competition.

FRENCH GUIANA, College Justin Catayee

29 Mar

Representing the College Justin Catayee in French Guiana is this design chosen to represent the students on the international quilt.

Their wish for peace: “We all wish for Peace because we want to live together.”

This drawing revolves around the Olympic theme with a running track and cup used to dispose of unwanted weapons. It further promotes peace between countries while symbolising the Olympic ideals of peace and freedom.

Thank you to all involved in creating this drawing, with additional thanks to Pascal Gautherot, English teacher at this school, for the successful outcome of this project for French Guiana.

Green represents the nation’s forests, yellow symbolises gold and other minerals of the region whilst the red star represents socialism.
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SUDAN, Khartoum International School

26 Mar

This drawing has been created by Bethel Tafere,age 15 from the Khartoum International School in Khartoum, Sudan.

Bethel says: “We all wish for Peace because Peace brings the World together.”

Thank you to everyone involved, particularly to Bethel, all the students, the school staff and to Jamie Sanchez, the art teacher in this school.

“Thank you very much for this opportunity. We are all very excited. If you get a picture of the finished quilt, we would love to see it.” Jamie Sanchez

Khartoum (Arabic: الخرطوم‎ Al Ḫarṭūm) is the capital and largest city of Sudan and of Khartoum State. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as “al-Mogran“, meaning the Confluence.

Interesting Sudan Flag Facts:
The Sudan flag’s design was the result of a nationally held flag competition and it is based on the Arab Liberation Flag of Egypt.

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El Salvador, Academia Britanica Cuscatleca

3 Mar

The Lovely drawing received from students in Academie Britanica Cuscatleca,El Salvador which was chosen to represent El Salvador from their quilt competition.  Thank you to their art teacher Carmen Chavez for having this project possible in your school and to Graeme Keslake Head of Secondary for agreeing to participate.

We all wish for Peace because Together we can Make a Change

We love the schools motto, Effort leads to success.

The blue stripes represent the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea; while the white stripe symbolizes peace. The state coat of arms on El Salvador’s flag is based on the coat of arms of the former United Provinces of Central America.The coat of the arms shows a triangle which represents equality and the three branches of El Salvador’s government.