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Pupils from Limassol elementary schools fly kites for peace

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“Books not bombs” and “Our world is better with peace”, are some of the messages written on kites created by students of two elementary schools in Limassol and presented on Sunday afternoon, at the main dock of the Coastal Multifunctional Park.

The event was organised under the auspices of the Minister of Education, Prodromos Prodromou, who commended the children, parents’ association and other school organisers, for making it happen.

“Today is a joyful day, which carries a great message – a message of peace in a world that is being tested, a message that through kites, can fly and be seen everywhere,” Prodromou said.

He expressed gladness that such events offer the chance to “give the voice to children, in the colours of their souls” and thanked the Limassol cheerleaders and the Ayios Nikolaos scout troupe for their participation.

Limassol mayor Nicos Nicolaides also expressed his satisfaction that the municipality had hosted another initiative by teacher Georgia Solomou, who last May had lead an event to support the “Make-a-Wish” association in aid of cancer-afflicted children.

Students who spoke at the event, stated that their motivation was the war in Ukraine and other wars that continue in various parts of the world, such as Syria, Yemen, Congo and Myanmar.

As part of the event, a sum of money collected by pupils was handed over to a representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, while all the children had the opportunity to fly kites and draw small kites, with their own messages for world peace.

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