PSALM STUDENTS RECOGNIZE THE INTERNATION DAY OF MINE AWARENESS
On APRIL 16TH, PSALM: PROUD STUDENTS AGAINST LANDMINES AND CLUSTER BOMBS hosted a LEND YOUR LEG SOLIDARITY DAY at school. School community members and families were invited to join us, roll up one pant leg to symbolically “stand” in solidarity with the victims and survivors of landmines and cluster bombs.
PSALM students also hosted an exhibit at the MONONGALIA ARTS CENTER. The Art Exhibit will feature paintings by PSALM students. PSALM students composed artworks based on the theme, “The Light Within”. This theme reflects different ideas about the importance of eradicating the world of landmines and cluster bombs, assisting survivors and clearing affected areas. Students contemplated “The Light Within” each person that comes into contact with a cluster bomb or landmine and how their lives are changed forever. The works represent a survivor’s strength and resolve to transform the world in a way that will benefit others. They also exemplify the light within each person that dedicates themselves to making a change in the world and making sure that these weapons do not harm others ever again as well as PSALM’s mission to the enlighten others to the issues.Students met with the local press and gave their families tours of the exhibit. Colonel Perry Baltimore from Marshall Legacy Institute, Washington DC attended with his mine detection dog, Sammy. PSALM wishes to thank Marshall Legacy Institute, Legacies of War, Humanity and Inclusion and MAG for materials for our displays.