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Alwin and Arnel will give a snapshot of the Tutubing Bakal and will share with us samples and stories of their renowned artworks. This is on March 23 (Monday) at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City.

We would like to invite you or your representative to join the orientation and press conference. Details on the venue will follow once we’ve finalized the arrangements.

In the Tutubing Bakal Project, child evacuees from Maguindanao shall design peace helicopters or dragonfly lanterns made of indigenous materials to creatively express their thoughts and experiences on peace. Helicopters give a sense of flight and we hope to encourage the batang bakwits to imagine that a better life is possible. The workshop will culminate in the painting of designs on the lanterns and lighting of these lanterns on the last night! This is set on March 24-27 at the Ruins of NDU.

This activity is organized by the Kids for Peace Foundation, in collaboration with Museo Pambata and Notre Dame (NDU) Peace Center. The Tutubing Bakal Peace Helicopter Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Embassy.

In the celebration of communal spirit, we will appreciate if you be with us in this effort to provide a venue for the child evacuees to express themselves. You may share with them what you can in the form of peace messages for the batang bakwits, encouraging children and youth from your communities to write peace messages to the batang bakwits, disseminating information about their stories to organizations and the media, documentation, participation/facilitating in the workshop, buying I Speak Peace tshirts which were designed as advocacy for peace for the batang bakwits, in-kind contributions such as rattan and bamboo materials for the construction of our tutubing bakal (for local organizations) or donate a certain amount in support to the activities of the child evacuees.

We are excited to see you. Rey or Jo can share with you more exciting bits about the event. You may call us at 064-4214752 or email at kidsforpeace_ph@yahoo.com . See you there! (Kids for Peace)

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