For a culture of peace
Since the beginning of the Damanhur School, we have promoted a culture of world peace.
Amongst the various activities and initiatives for peace that the children have participated in is ‘A Poster for Peace,’ part of the Lions International Conference. This event began in 1988 and invites children ages 11 to 13 years old to express themselves on the theme of peace. More than three million children from 75 different countries have taken part in the conference.
Our students have shared their vision of peace through their art, interpreting the theme with creativity and originality. Mirò Olami won first place during the 2007 – 2008 conference. In the 2006 – 2007 conference, Sofia Venturelli was awarded first place at the school level and 25th in the regional competition.
We have taken part in many other initiatives that support world peace, including international assistance for countries in states of emergency. Our school received a merit certificate for participation in ‘Operation Smile,’ a project to sustain orphan children and those with handicaps after a severe flood in Romania in July 2005. The students of the Damanhur School collected funds, food, clothes and toys to be sent to the Romanian children in need as a result of the flood.