On September 15, singer-songwriter Andrea María, representative of the Latin American CC of Musicians (Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos), organized an activity called "LIVE PEACE WITH CHILDREN", with the purpose of enhancing and promoting the essential values of Peace from the experience of children. This activity was carried out in San Diego, Carabobo State, in Venezuela. The activity counted on the participation of 25 children and 14 adults between parents and representatives.
The activity was structured with a conversation: “A World of Peace,” games, painting and music. Words of welcome were offered and the URI vision and mission as an interreligious and intercultural network was made known. It was done with an open exposition of the meaning of Peace in our school community, family, local, national and world community. Children and representatives participated freely in expressing their particular vision of Peace, with situations of daily living. In the end, all the guests understood the important reason to spread peace in all their actions: in their family, school, and community of friends.
In the end, all the guests understood the important reason to spread peace in all their actions: in their family, school, and community of friends.
I played games around my values. We were divided by team and were offered example situations by the program facilitators. The gave us the freedom to identify what value existed in the situation narrated, and see who managed to hit it correctly, and decide should his representative dramatize it or pass it to another team. This dynamic allowed the participation of parents with their children as a team, as well as offering a diverse opinion on the values that stimulate peace in the lives of people who live daily.
Then the children and representatives made “doves of peace” with the technique of origami, with recyclable material, thanks to the facilitator María Ángela Cisnero. Working as a team: Yellow, Blue and Red (the colors of our national flag), children and representatives selected a value that promotes peace and made a painting called “SEEDS OF PEACE” that reflects this value.
In the end, each team displayed its result and placed it around the central afiche of the activity. The closing of the activity was done with music: “A Song for Peace,” sharing two songs: where everyone sang melodic lines of PULGA Y EL PIOJO (a Venezuelan children's song). She sang the chorus of the song LIVE PEACE (of the Andreamaria Cantautora) with her participation as a soloist, accompanied by her spouse Dwight Carpio G (guitar)
Collaborators: Dwight Rafael Carpio, Dwight Nicolás Carpio, Laura López
Special guest: María Ángela Cisneros. entrepreneurship @TITERESECOPLANES
Photography Support: Alfredo Salazar.