KUWAIT, New English School

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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!

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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

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

 Riyam AlEnezi Class 11.7

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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.


PERU,La Union School

2016 Peru DRAWING

From the La Union School in Lima, Peru we have received this symbolic design which has been drawn by a 15 year old female student.

We all wish for peace because we want a world without wars and better education globally.

This student went on the answer the following questions.

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

I was thinking that we have to work together to make peace possible around the world. In my drawing I drew people holding the world, to show how important it is to be united.

2. Why do you think peace is important?

I think peace is important because everybody is living in a state of panic due to the terrorist attacks around the world. Many people are fighting each other and when people fight, they die and there is a lot of sadness. Peace gives us happiness and we become better people in many aspects.

A big thank you to Maria Esther Linares, Head of English for coordination of the project in Peru and to all other staff and students involved.

Peruvian Flag Meaning:
The red stripes represent the blood spilt for Peruvian freedom; while the white stands for peace


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


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.


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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PUERTO RICO, Saint John’s school

Well done to all the students and staff from Saint John’s School in Puerto Rico for this original design to represent their young people on the Quilt.

We all wish for PEACE because we want UNITY

Special thanks to Maru Fuste,  Art teacher in Saint John’s School, San Juan, for coordinating the International PeaceQuilt for Puerto Rico’s students.


The mission of Saint John’s School, is to ensure that all of our students develop a passion for learning, build strength of character, and contribute compassionately as independent thinking members of society, all within a learning environment committed to academic excellence.

The Puerto Rico flag is similar to the flag of Cuba, as both were designed at the same time.

THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO, International School of Pointe-Noire

Here we have the design to represent students from The International School of Pointe-Noire in The Republic of The Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). This colourful piece has been collaboratively designed by all students from the School. Well done to everyone involved.

” Our students have just completed a yearly performance, through which they earn money that they dedicate to humanitarian projects around the world. Their performance company is called Peace Productions Unlimited, and it is dedicated, like you are, to sending out ripples in the service of advancing peace on the planet.
The focus for the past two years’ performances has been the people of Africa, most recently the many orphaned children of Pointe-Noire, where we live.”  Jeff Bushnell

Middle School Reflections on Peace Productions Unlimited:

I’ve learned so much, about directing and teaching, but even more, about myself, about what is important, and about what I can do.  I can’t even describe it all, it’s so big. (seventh grade performance director)

I couldn’t wait to get out of the school; I was so ready to leave.  Then Peace Productions Unlimited work happened.  I got to work with all of you. I feel so connected now.  Now I can’t imagine ever leaving.  (eighth grade performance director)

Now, I know what I want to do.  I want to teach.  I want to teach first grade. I come to the first grade room and feel unconditional love from everyone—working on PPU lifts me up—this is my favorite place in the school.  I absolutely have to do something to make a difference.  I know that now.  (eighth grade performance director)

 You have helped us grow and become the people we are today. Thank you for teaching us peace, friendship, love, and to be ourselves inside and out. You have helped us to realize our greatness and abilities in the world. You have helped us to take care of those who are not so well off and need assistance.  You help make this world a better place every day. You enlighten us to follow our dreams and see faith in everything that we do. You have sent out so many ripples of love, hope, peace and kindness. They have lifted up so many hearts, including ours!  (two eighth grade performance directors)-

Thanks  to Jeff  Bushnell M.Ed. and Traci Bushnell M.Ed. Co Principals in this school for helping us to include young people from The Republic of Congo.
The motto of the Republic of the Congo is ‘Unite-Travail-Progress’; which translates to ‘Unity-Labor-Progress’. The Republic of the Congo is often called Congo-Brazzaville, to avoid confusion with the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as Congo-Kinshasa (formerly Zaire).
The earliest inhabitants of the region were Pygmy people. Today many Pygmies in Congo live in precarious conditions, to which UNICEF and human-rights activists have voiced their concerns .On 30 December 2010, the Congolese parliament adopted a law for the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples. This law is the first of its kind in Africa, and its adoption is a historic development for indigenous peoples on the continent

ST.KITTS AND NEVIS, Beach Allen Primary School

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.


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.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, Woodford International School

Thank you to everyone in Woodford International School Solomon Islands for these drawings.

We all wish for Peace because we want all the Countries to be united as one.


We all wish for Peace because there shouldn’t be only war in the World.

Both these wonderful drawings have been done by grade 6 girls.

“I will explain a little what the girls have drawn.
The canoe in the picture is a means of transport they use here in the Solomon Islands. Long time ago people would visit other islands in their canoes. If the canoe had a Nguzu Nguzu (which is a symbol of the Solomon Islands)on the front holding a scull, the people came for war. If the Nguzu Nguzu was carrying a dove, they came in peace. The canoe on the picture has a Nguzu Nguzu on the front holding a dove.

In the other picture the Nguzu Nguzu is carrying a dove in the colours of the Solomon Island flag and the background represents the Solomon Island flag as well.” Barbara Vollrath  IB Coordinator

FRENCH GUIANA, College Justin Catayee

French Guiana – College Justin Catayee
Representing the College Justin Catayee in French Guiana is this drawing chosen to represent the students of the school as well as their country.

The Students wish: We all wish for peace because we want to live together!!!

The drawing was inspired by the Olympic Games with a running track and cup used to dispose of unwanted weapons, which in itself symbolises the Olympic ideals of peace and freedom.

Thank you to all involved in creating this design, with additional thanks toPascal Gautherot, English teacher at the school, for helping to co-ordinate this project for French Guiana.

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