Project Peace of Happiness – the story behind…..
My first “peace of happiness” Leiden, Netherlands, April 2018
Have you ever felt so strongly about something that you just had to pursue it, whatever the outcome?
Well, that’s why I have just started “Project Peace of Happiness”
THE BACKGROUND STORY
Several years ago, I worked as a project leader for young refugees.
Since then, and with the current situation in Syria, where so many
children have died or have had to flee to, for example, the island “Lesvos” in Greece,
I have wanted to do something but didn’t quite know what or how.
Then, about a month ago, I went to the beautiful island of Cyprus for a week.
During that week, there was a chemical attack in Syria, that injured and killed many innocent children.
Also during that week, Jet fighters were preparing their counter-attack from the military base in Cyprus.
I couldn’t believe that just over 300 km away a tragedy was taking place while I was
sipping my coffee in the sun.
While visiting a town called Paphos, I saw a beautiful installation created by 3 inspiring women called “Peace to Peace”.
In the photo below I am admiring the installation in Paphos, Cyprus
So I just started to crochet, peace by peace.
Up until now, I have made 45 pieces in my free time and am currently in the process of installing them in my area.
My ideal goal is to raise money and go to Lesvos myself, in a year’s time
to offer the children art-materials and art-lessons (I am an artist and a social psychologist)
I am taking it step by step and doing this project in all the free time that I have to spare.
For now THE FIRST STEP is to CREATE AS MANY “PEACES” as possible and spread them all over in order
to create awareness for the situation of all refugee children around the World.
If you would like to participate- please follow me on instagram @project peace of happiness.
It would be a great way to share a” peace of happiness”, and
it’s a small gesture that could have a large impact!
Thanks for sharing ☮️