Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK
Supporting Non-Violent Afghan Resistance
Newsletter April 2015
Kite flying events took place up and down the country, from Edinburgh to Bournemouth, peace groups flew kites in solidarity with children who have to live under armed drones. We calculated that, internationally, over 30 groups took part.
Also, in collaboration with Quaker Peace and Social Witness peace education workers, we took part in the initial trials of the Fly Kites Not Drones education resource pack - soon to be available for teachers to download for use in classrooms and youth groups. The pack was trialled in Argyle Primary school, Camden, with 2 classes between the ages of 8 and 11. The results were very exciting, at the end of a 80 minute workshop children voiced their feelings of empathy and sadness for children in Afghanistan; they wished that children in Afghanistan could play safely, and that drone pilots realised the damaged they caused.
We're extremely excited to announce that the pack will be ready for teachers to use by the Autumn term.
Peace groups in the US, Australia and Sweden also took part in the action, as well as the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, who launched the campaign last year.
For photos see @kitesnotdrones #flykitesnotdrones