CELEBRATING PEACE WITH THE WORLD
By: Russelle Sampang
Did you know that the International Peace Day is one of the yearly celebrations Childlink has observed since its early years in 1997? And now, many years later, Linkers still carry on the tradition to continuously renew our commitment to seeking peace in the community.
Last September 2020, the Linkers celebrated the peace month by doing acts of peace in their Homeroom Guidance Activities. One of the activities was to create a peace poem wherein each student must give his or her meaning of peace. Each student did contribute a line to make one beautiful poem about PEACE. Each class was able to create a masterpiece.
Some may wonder, what is the point of celebrating Peace Day? Will it even make a difference? To which, we Linkers would answer: with all the violence and problems we face in society, this is all the more reason to continue celebrating it because it’s just one of the ways we can continue to devote ourselves to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people from different places. In the words of our principal, Maria Theresa Tio, “Each one of you can make ripples, and these ripples will eventually become waves.”