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PERU,La Union School

19 Dec

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
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PUERTO RICO, Saint John’s school

4 May

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.

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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

24 Apr

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

BELIZE, San Pedro High school

29 Mar

Here we have the chosen drawing/painting to represent the students and young people of the San Pedro High School, Belize. The school held a competition from which there were many wonderful designs created.

Their message: We all wish for peace for better, living, people, union.

Thank you to all the students involved and to Emil Vasquez, the Principal at this school, for bringing this project to fruition for Belize.

Belize Flag Meaning:

On the white circle is an inner green circle consisting of 50 olive leaves. The 50 leaves represent the year 1950, which was when Belize, which was formerly known as British Honduras, began its quest for independence from Britain. The country was renamed Belize in June of 1973. When independence was realised, the two red stripes were added to the country’s previous flag. The Belize flag represents the unity of the nation’s people.

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