Students Organise Plant A Tree For Peace followed by a Peace Tour in Dubai

September 22, 2014

Reported by:
Simran Vedvyas,
COE Chapter Leader, Green Team Student Coordinator & Student at UAS Dubai

‘Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.’- Lyndon B. Johnson

Simran and the ESOL-UAS Green Team at The Universal American School, Dubai UAE partnered with global organisations like Eno Program, Peace Pals International and Peoples Climate March and participated in the ‘Plant A Tree For Peace' project. Every September 21st trees are planted to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The ENO Program has empowered 10000 schools in 157 countries to plant trees. The program is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. So far, 17 million peace trees have been planted, with the aim to plant 100 million trees by 2017.

Enthusiastic students participated and supported the ‘Plant A Tree For Peace' as they planted Tacoma trees in the school premises. The students also took a selfie beside the sapling with the message "I Plant A Tree For Peace", which was then tweeted.

Another interesting highlight of the day was the ‘Ambassador of Peace tour in Dubai’. This was up throughout the week till 25th September 2014 and was organised for the first time in UAE with the consent of Peace Pal International that encourages children from around the world each year to submit their artwork for the Annual Peace Pals International Arts Exhibition and Awards. 2014 was the 17th year celebration of spreading the message - ‘Right to Peace’, under the theme of the 2014 UN International Day of Peace. The Program by World Peace Prayer Society, promotes the message - ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ as a simple, universal expression to unite the hearts of all people in our common desire and hope for peace on earth. The Ambassador Peace Tour project will also be showcased at the "What Works Conference" organised by KHDA ( Knowledge and Human Development Authority).

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