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IFLAC International Poetry Contest for Children: "Peace for All"
an article by Dr. Ada Aharoni, IFLAC President

IFLAC - The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace – invites children between 9 and 14 years of age to submit a poem about peace:

"What Is Peace To Me?"

It can be about inner peace, worldwide peace, family peace, society peace...

Deadline: October 30th, 2011

Languages of final submissions: Children may write their poems in their native languages; however, the final entries should be translated into English, Spanish or French before submission.

First, second and third winner in each language, in each age category (9 to 10, 11 to 12, 13 to 14), will receive an IFLAC Honorary Diploma signed by the IFLAC Committee, and a special gift.

The winners list will be posted on the IFLAC websites December 30th, 2011.

For more information and registration form, please visit the IFLAC Blog at


Question(s) related to this article:

Can children be involved in the peace process through literacy?,

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Latest reader comment:

Students, especially children are easily moved when they hear about other children. Parents and teachers should take time to explain to students about world situations. Show them pictures or documentaries so that they will have a better understanding of how they can promote peace. Simple facts of life like living simply, recycling, protecting the environment can be shared with them so that they develop a different kind of maturity - be prepared to serve others than to be served.  They will realise that peace is important if you want to improve the condition of the unfortunate. As they grow, they choose careers whereby they will be able to meet the needs of the unfortunate.

This report was posted on July 3, 2011.