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“I realized that Americans and blacks are equal they can do same things, however difficult it may be. All I have to say it was very interesting for us all, I liked the way children from OTHER COUNTRIES expressed their culture and it was an opportunity for me to learn more about them and their background. “
– Matovu Martin, Namilyango Junior Boys School; Kibuuka Mark, Green hill Academy. Uganda.
“Everything was great. I had the feeling students enjoyed it very much and, as a teacher, I’ve had a beautiful and enriching experience giving a workshop for children from all over the world. Even though ashes from the volcano in Chile made my arrival a little bit accidental, I had a wonderful time, SHARING with colleagues and kids.”
– Cecilia Caruso,host of the Myths and Legends of the Americas workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“The WCF gives children from around the world an opportunity to partici- pate with and get to know many others of various nationalities, races and religions, and to JOIN TOGETHER in a growing friendship which manifests a model for World Peace. I saw so much enthusiasm and joy, and serious devotion in the eyes, hearts and minds of the children. All seemed to be having a valuable, unforgettable experience.”
– Professor Fred Jeremy Seligson, Founder of the Children’s Peace Train.
“My greatest accomplishment was winning the Art Olympiad competition back in 2014. The painting portrayed the world joined together through playing squash, a racquet sport. Winning this competition allowed me to go to MEET many INTERNATIONAL students at the 2015WCF and I was given the opportunity to teach origami.”
– Michael Wong, Arts Olympiad winner from New York.
“The International Child Art Foundation had a sizable role in my education. I first MET many other children coming from very DIFFERENT CULTURES and I learnt that the languages don’t count.”
– Claudia Suteu, Ph.D. Classical Music; Delegate to 2003WCF and 2007WCF.
“The World Children’s Festival is one of the most relevant examples of the “best thing ever” for me. It is a world of children, a place of knowledge, and most of all, a nation of FRIENDSHIP.”
– Teodora Lazar, 4th Arts Olympiad winner from Romania; Delegate to 2015WCF.
“Each time the WCF happens, members of the Peace Bridge create a GLOBAL DRUMMING CIRCLE. This year, the drumming circles started in Australia, California, Canada, Germany, and Iran, and then culminated ay the WCF.”
– Jean Campbell