About four dozen children and young people from the municipality of Lagoa put their hands in the clay, in the paints, in materials that they recycled, to celebrate peace.
At the Mestre Fernando Rodrigues School of Arts, in Lagoa, five moments took place in which, along the path of fine arts, young people reflected on human rights and citizenship. On July 27 and 28, August 17 and 18 and September 21, 2020, modeling clay, creating engravings and illustration with recycled materials, experimenting with different painting techniques, discovering creative tools and languages, were the ways of commemorating International Day of Peace.
These activities counted on the collaboration of the young Domingas Veiga, resident in Lagoa, who shared with the participants her experience as an inspiring model and ambassador for Peace and Human Rights in Portugal, as well as her personal path and professional ambitions.
Associated with the “Network of Role Models” initiative promoted by the Lagoa city council, this youth awareness program for human rights and the fine arts involved 39 children and young people aged between 6 and 19 years.
"Valuing the ideals of peace and non-violence, spreading them among the people and nations of the world", is one of the objectives that led the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim the International Day of Peace that has been celebrated since 1981.