LET S DO THE PEACE VILLAGE ACTIVITIES
And now let s continue to think of this village :
Can you explain what you do in your village, your area ? And according to you who are the IMPORTANT People who play a vital role there for everyone ?
You can discover the story of Fatna .
So why don t you make a poster :
You may paint it to represent yourself and your group of friends, then you may answer the following question :
IF YOU were President, village chief, or Mayor...of your country, your town, your area OR IF together you would have to run your country, your town, your area
WHAT would you do ?
And HOW would you do it ?
And then send the poster or its photo to the following address :
NEWS OF THE TAPORI GROUPS
in Central Africa, Ivory Coast, France and Switzerland
You will get more messages and drawings on the tapori letter : it will be possible soon to receive it by post. But from now you can download it !
Because of the conflict in the country, no group can get together, and many children live in a very difficult situation. Yet, often, the children who are part of Tapori continue to be friends, even if they are divided by the war: Some children try to get news from their friends and to help them. But others had to leave the country and there are no news of them. In the comic strip «BA A BA» by Yvon and Benold, one of the heroes says: " I ask all my friends, Muslims and Christians, to become builders of peace."
We THANK all the children from Central Africa for their messages and efforts to build peace. We are not forgetting them.
"We, the children, can bring back Peace if we stay all together." (Naomie)
"In our village we only have one water fountain to get drinking water... so all the children have to be all together in order to keep peace." (Babia)
"I am at peace when I bring back fish for my family...and when I am together with friends." (Calèbe)
A new Tapori group was born in GBINTOU at N`GATTAKRO in the central part of Ivory Coast. About a hundred children got together in their neigborhood of Banco 1. It’s great news and we welcome them warmly! The children from Colombes in Abidjan drew a Village of Peace and sent us messages.
"PEACE is not a WORD but an ATTITUDE" (Adama)
"GETTING TOGETHER and LOVE are our STRENGTH"
In Aix en Provence (France), the children watched together the movie «Come with us.» They imagined new adventures for the Friendship Train in different countries like India, Palestine, and other African countries. And in Marseille some children wrote minibooks about their lives.
In Epinal, Toulouse and also Aix en Provence, France, some children participated in the construction of a Village of Peace.
"PEACE means to be at ease and not to be sad." (Ambre, Epinal)
"I would like everybody to board the TRAIN" (Myriam, Aix en Provence)
In Geneva, 150 children came to the Villa Yoyo - Charmille - and attended various workshops. They built elements for the Village of Peace, and fruit and tree bark for tree of the rights for all children.
How to build a world for all children ?
Every individual has rights
Children, especially, need to be protected, and hence, have specific rights as well. The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1989 by the UN’s General Assembly.
Children from various countries have sent us messages encouraging us to think about children’s rights.
“We are crying because there is no peace in our country. We do not study, we do not eat. There is so much war, we do not have parents anymore, no more friends.” (children from the Democratic Republic of Congo)
“To live in peace, I need my family. It is what makes me a happier child.” (a child from Bolivia)
During Universal Children’s Day, last November 20th, we welcomed you to have a think about:
How one builds a united and fair world for all children?
And complete the following activity :
The Tree of Children’s Rights
Draw your fruit on children’s needs :
1. Alone or with someone else, have a think about what a child needs to grow?
2. Draw your favorite fruit
3. Write every need on the fruit
Now we welcome you to have a think about: What actions do you take to make your fruit grow?
Let us know by writing on the roots or the bark of the tree, what actions you take to ensure that everyone leads a better life, and what you do to make this world a better place.
Send all your fruits, roots and bark to the following address :
Tapori Chemin Galiffe, 5
1201 Genève, Suisse
, 27 March 2014, PDF
activity tapori letter 394, 28 May 2014, PDF
feuille d’activité Tapori avril 2014, 27 March 2014, PDF
letter 391, 17 March 2014, PDF
tapori letter of may-june 2014, 28 May 2014, PDF