Thursday, August 19, 2021

Kids' Guernica Exhibition in Nagasaki

August 6, Kids Guernica exhibition was started along the riverside near the hypocenter of the atomic bomb blast on August 9, 1945 in Nagasaki. A peace pinting focusing on SDGs from Ecolint school in Geneva, Switzerland and a peace painting, "the Laughter of our Children", from the young people of Cushendall, County Antrim, Northern Ireland were also exhibited with several Japanese Kids' Guernica paintings. This exhibition is held until the end of August.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

KIDS' GUERNICA: The Cultural Association Liberarte-Art of Free Souls in Taranto, Italy

The Cultural Association Liberarte-Art of free souls with the president Cacace Rosa organized in 2020, in the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Kids-Guernica,  a day dedicated to the peace project of Kids Guernica. Thanks to the supervision of the artist Savina Tarsitano and in collaboration with the "Frascolla" Institute of Taranto, on the occasion of the 2020 Memorial Day, the association organized the event, which was sponsored by the Municipality of Taranto, and saw protagonists more than 100 children from 6 to 13 years of age. In that occasion also a Kids-Guernica exhibition has been organized with canvas from Japan. Currently the Manifesto is located at the headquarters of the association in Taranto.

KIDS' GUERNICA in Nikko 2021

 March 06-07, 2021  Kids' Guernica workshop 2021 was held in collaboration with " Hearts for the Earth" project in Nikko, Japan. This year the organizer tried a new style of the workshop to connect the real workshop with the virtual communication during this difficult time of the pandemic. Many heart images sent from U.S.A., Cuba, Belgium, and Nepal were printed on waterproof paper and pasted on the Kids' Guernica size huge canvas.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

KIDS' GUERNICA in Setúbal,Portugal

You Tube Portuguese students facing COVID – 19 worked for the 7th Edition of Kid's Guernica Project

The Association of Municipalities of the Setúbal Region - AMRS, enthusiastically embraced the project Kid's Guernica, due to its historical, humanist and artistic relevance. AMRS it’s an association that works the interests of its associated municipalities, located in Setúbal – Portugal.

 In 2005, first launched the challenge to all schools from Setúbal and, so then, all of its students would be able to work around this project.

Due to world’s pandemic COVID-19 and the scenario the public health community fear right now, people all around the world are watching a deadly virus emerging spreading rapidly.  2020 saw the world united against this virus, from small personal gestures to protect others, to international collaboration on research and innovation.

Public and private organisms have their stories about how they rearranged their methodic work, facing limitations.

The relation between AMRS, their municipalities and schools, brought an individual e collective vision in order to maintain this Project. Gratefully, we've found the answer suitable to achieve the right response and it was with effort and pleasure that we built it with them.

The most challenging crisis we have ever faced also brought us the capacity, resilience, commitment and the tools needed to beat COVID-19 limitations. We’ve became more aware of the best practices during this pandemic, respecting the "stay home" measures, the closure of schools, businesses, and public places. The outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic was impossible to predict, but we didn´t stopped.

The 7th Edition of the Kid’s Guernica Project, who brought together over 5250 students to work the theme Participation as a tool for Peace and Equality, was interrupted, due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This theme was based on the importance of Participation and the fundamental role of children in society, through their ability to reflect about the act of Participating, taking part, intervening, sharing, denouncing, so it is a way to defend and promote Peace and Equality.

Schools and students, with our support, developed this work, facing gigantic limitations. In their behalf, AMRS and the municipalities of the Setúbal Region developed this video to signalize the 7th edition.

A Secretária-Geral

Sofia Martins


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Kids' Guernica at Shimura Daiichi Elementary School in Tokyo

December 2020, Shimura Daiichi Elementary school in Tokyo challenged Kids’ Guernica to show a huge painting for the school exhibition. 88 students of the sixth grade studied SDGs and decided to show “Happiness, Health, and Peace” in their painting. They thought they will not feel happy without solving racial discrimination and world worming.

They expressed happiness through painting hearts, peace through painting a rainbow, and no racial discrimination through a picture of holding hands. They also added some images of getting rid of Corona virus to wish the end of this pandemic. Many school programs were cancelled due to the pandemic but Kids’ Guernica gave a wonderful memory to them.