Archive for November, 2013

Peace Pals International – 3rd Place Winners – India and Turkey

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards is so pleased to share with you two of our Third Place Winners who competed in this years Art Exhibition and Awards.  Shibajyoti, who is 10 years old and from India is one of our youngest Ambassadors of Peace.  Shibajyoti is very well known to us at Peace Pals International as one of the youngest organizers of our Peace Pals Ambassador of Peace Tour organizers.  http://www.eco-generation.org/ambassadorReportView.jsp?viewID=1178

Shibajyoti Choudhury - Age 10 - India - Third Place Winner.

Shibajyoti Choudhury – Age 10 – India – Third Place Winner.

We are also so proud of Sibel Melek Arat, age five from Turkey.  Young Sibel is one of our youngest winners in this years Art Exhibition and Awards.  We welcome Sibel and her family to the world of Peace Pals.

Sibel Melek Arat - Age 5 from Turkey - Third Place

Sibel Melek Arat – Age 5 from Turkey – Third Place

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World Peace Flag Ceremony at UNESCO Youth Forum – Paris – France

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

World Peace Flag Ceremony at UNESCO Youth Forum
8th Unesco Youth Forum – October 29 – 31

The Goi Peace Foundation, Sister organization of WPPS, organized a cultural event in cooperation with UNESCO and Stiftung Entrepreneurship on October 30th at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.  The program was titled “Drumming for Youth Civic Engagement” and was part of the three day 8th UNESCO Youth Forum.

The program began with the sounds of Japanese Taiko drumming as a symbolic and energetic opening to address youth civic engagement.  Following the dramatic opening, three young social entrepreneurs from Sweden, Bangladesh and Switzerland presented their innovative projects aiming to inspire the Forum’s young participants to become agents of change.

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The event was also used as a platform to launch the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition to honor and foster young entrepreneurs ages 15-30 who are creating positive change in their communities by helping to solve some of the key challenges of today with their innovative ideas and leadership.

To close the program, The World Peace Flag Ceremony was presented by youth leaders to send peace out to every region on earth.  It was enthusiastically received by all participants who in the end mounted the stage to embrace the spirit of global oneness.

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Peace Pals International – Winner and Finalists – Demonstration School, Bangkok – Thailand

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Congratulations to the children of The Demonstration School in Bangkok, Thailand.  Under the supervision of teacher, Pichai Niyomthan who had the children of The Demonstration School create their artwork for The 2013 – 16th Annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards, we congratulate the Winner and Finalists.

Laptawi Rachatathamagul, age 7 is the First Place Winner in his age category.  Laptawi has won a 6 foot Peace Pole in which he and his family can choose where to have the Peace Pole Planted.  What a wonderful honor for Thailand to have such a young and talented artist.

Laptawi Rachatathamagul - 7 years old - First Place Winner.

Laptawi Rachatathamagul – 7 years old – First Place Winner.

Thittwat Boontaveesomboon, age 12 is the Third Place Winner in his age category.  Thittwat  has won an 8 inch Peace Pole and other prizes.

Thittwat Boontaveesomboon - 12 Years Old - Third Place Winner

Thittwat Boontaveesomboon – 12 Years Old – Third Place Winner

Nopawut Kittirochanasatien - 9 - Finalist

Nopawut Kittirochanasatien – 9 years old – Finalist
Pattariya Kanson - 15 years old - Finalist

Pattariya Kanson – 15 years old – Finalist

We thank the Demonstration School and Pichai Niyomthan who have been supporting Peace Pals International for years by having students participate.

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Peace Pole at Kilimanjaro Airport, TANZANIA – AFRICA

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

November 6th, 2013

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Rollstuhl-Kurier (wheelchair-Courier) Germany features artwork from Finalist in Bulgaria

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The Rollstuhl-Kurier (wheelchair-Courier) is one of the leading magazines for wheelchair users in Germany and we thank Dagmar Berkenberg of the World Peace Prayer Society in Germany for contacting the magazine and sharing with them the artwork of Desislava Tsvetanova Dimitrova a 10 year old Finalist from Bulgaria who participated in the 2013 – 16th Annual Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards.

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Desislava was featured in the September/October issue of Rollstuhl-Kurier, with her message for this years theme “Peace Day,” and what this day means to her. Her artwork conveys the message, “peace means joy between handicapped and non handicapped people.”

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Granite Peace Pole – Veterans for Peace – Maine – USA

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

November 3rd, 2013

Mary Sturtevant inspects a granite Peace Pole and bench dedicated in the memory of her late husband, Thomas, on Sunday in Winthrop. A veteran who served in the Navy during the Korean War, Thomas Sturtevant, a former Cony High School teacher, helped found the Maine chapter of Veterans for Peace. The granite Peace Pole and bench stand in a garden outside the Winthrop Elementary School.

Staff photo by Andy Molloy

Staff photo by Andy Molloy