Every year the September 21st represents the International Day of Peace of the United Nations. Since 2016 Shaktya e.V. from Bremen, Germany organizes an International Peace Festival called “Painting for Peace”. It is a celebration for all ages in which we especially give young people, like children and students, the chance to get active for peace in a very colorful manner. All children will have the opportunity to paint colorful pictures that will be assembled to create canvas pictures. This festival is celebrated in different parts of the world and you are very welcome to participate
How can you participate?
Shaktya e.V. invites you to participate at your own venue, which could be a school, a kindergarden, a youth club, university, college, an organization, or what ever feels right. We kindly ask you to:
• offer a place for the children/students to get together (like a school hall, an art room, etc.),
• provide working spaces with paper, colors, brushes, and the like, and
• create an atmosphere for the children/students to be creative.
In order to spread the message throughout the world we would like to ask you to provide us with:
• the number of participants and the age group
• photos of the event that we can publish online – Please ensure to have relevant authorizations
According to the number of participants we will send you certificates so everyone will be appreciated for his or her work and contribution.
Intentions and Motivation
With Painting for Peace our intentions are to create and spread the vision of a peaceful world among the people. This vision unfolds differently in everyone’s fantasy and gains particular expressiveness through participation. Colors are one of the best instruments to illustrate thoughts and feelings without verbal expression. In this way we can create entire landscapes of colorful ideas that enhance our mutual understanding of peace. We work on the development of a global community that carries the mutual wish of a peaceful world. Within this collective body each member self-organizes his individual project. Doing so everyone is invited to get in touch with each other.
Get in touch with us
We would be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us for further information or ideas from your side!
International Program Coordinator
Shaktya e.V. | Halmstraße 35 | 28717 Bremen | Germany