Tag Archives: We all wish for peace

Burkina Faso, Life Academy

26 Sep
Jessica Gray age 12

Jessica Gray age 12

We very much welcome these designs from the Life Academy School in Burkina Faso.  

Jessica says: I want peace because we can help so many more people if we work together.

Josh Gray age 14

Josh Gray age 14

Josh says: I want World Peace because we need it.

Ben Minotti age 12

Ben Minotti age 12

Bens quote: I want World Peace because that’s how the world was created.

Aron Gustar Yochenan Baarsan age 10

Aron Gustar Yochenan Baarsan age 10

Aron Gustar Yochenan Baarsan says: We all wish for peace because it is good to have.

Hezekiah Black age 11

Hezekiah Black age 11

Hezekiah says: We all wish for peace because that is what Jesus wants.

Katie Gray age 9

Katie Gray age 9

Katie’s quote: We all wish for peace because that’s what God wants.

Ruth Baarsan age 8

Ruth Baarsan age 8

Ruth Baarsan says: We all wish for peace because it doesn’t kill people.

Miriam Black age 9

Miriam Black age 9

Miriam says: We all wish for peace because Africa should be peaceful.

Thank you very much to Lynne Bogle who organised the Schools’ International Peace Quilt competition for Burkina Faso and to all the students that have participated.

As Lynne said at the time, “Never has the statement ‘we all wish for peace…’ seemed more ironic!!”

Landlocked Burkina Faso had unfortunately been put under a military coup last week when we received these designs. Thankfully the situation is now in hand and the coup guard unit (a controversial autonomous military unit) has been disbanded, unfortunately not before some people needlessly lost their lives! The Burkinabes started their own resistance movement and showed that military coups will no longer be tolerated in West Africa. Life is hard enough for the people of Burkina Faso (Burkinabes), it also being  one of the world’s poorest countries. Let’s hope now that their upcoming elections may be held in a peaceful and democratic way. 

The Burkina Faso flag was adopted on August 4, 1984. In August 1984 there was a coup, and the country’s name was changed from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso and the new Burkina Faso flag was adopted. Burkina Faso roughly translates into “The land of honorable men.”

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QATAR, Qatar Leadership Academy

10 Apr
Khaled Alkhodhair

Khaled Alkhodhair

From Qatar and the Qatar Leadership School (QLA) we have received many designs. A big thank you to everyone involved in the whole process of the 2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt project.

The first design has been done by Khalid Alkhodhair age 14.

We all wish for peace because war separates people and peace unites them by Khalid.

Sultan Al Kuwari 9A

Sultan Al – Kuwari 9A

We all wish for peace because its a right by Sultan Al Kuwari 9A.

Basil Al Kanderi

Basil Al Kanderi

We all wish for peace because we are one family by Basil Al Khanderi age 14.

Eyad Al Khanderi

Eyad Al Khanderi

We all wish for peace because we all want to have a peaceful life by Eyad Al Khanderi 9A.

Mohammed Al Qasmi

Mohammed Al Qasmi

Peace is precious so we should share it through the world by Mohammed Al Qasmi aged 14.

Abdulla Al Haram

Abdulla Al Haram

Peace and Joy by Abdulla Al Haram from 9A.

Khaled Sharfadeen 9A

Khaled Sharfadeen

We all wish for peace because the world could be a better world by Khaled Sharfadeen aged 14.

Salman Muamen

Salman Muamen

We all wish for peace because a peaceful world is a beautiful world by Salma Muamen 14 yrs old.

Abdullaziz Alowaidan

Abdullaziz Alowaidan

We all wish for peace because its just right by Abdullaziz Alowaidan.

Fahad Althuaiti

Fahad Althuaiti

Fahad has included a variety of flags in his drawing, thereby bringing countries together in the name of peace.

Hamad Sulaiti

Hamad Sulaiti

We all wish for peace because its relaxing by Hamad Sulaiti aged 14.

A big thank you to all the students for their lovely, artistic designs. Additional thanks to Ms Vassiliki Varellas for helping to coordinate the project for Qatar and to all other staff involved.

Qatar Flag Meaning:

The white portion of the Qatar flag symbolizes peace and the maroon, which was formerly red, represents the Kharijite Muslims of Qatar and the bloodshed in Qatar’s many wars. The serrated edge represents Qatar as the 9th member of the ‘reconciled Emirates’ of the Arabian Gulf at the conclusion of the Qatari-British treaty in 1916.

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