WILPF US receives Trinity Elementary School’s peace awardPublished on June, 02 2017
The graduating fifth grade students of Trinity Elementary School in Menlo Park, CA, have awarded WILPF US their World Wide Peace Award, which consists of a letter from the students, a medallion, and $100, which the students raise.
The members of WILPF Palo Alto are participating in an event at Trinity Elementary School on June 5. They will tell the children about Jane Addams and present three of the JAPA Book Award books to the library. Video will be forthcoming.
The award letter to WILPF US is reproduced here:
Dear Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,
Congratulations WILPF, Trinity School has chosen the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom to win our World Wide Peace Award! We have chosen WILPF to win this award because we think you are doing an amazing job for women’s rights. For example, we appreciate the “PeaceWomen Program” where equal rights for both men and women are insured. We also think that WILPF should win the award for your amazing work on the environment. Your Environment working group has done a lot about air and water pollution.
The Heart of Trinity awards are given to the best organizations we find working on Human Rights, Environment, Peace, basic needs, medical needs, and many other issues. Trinity school gives these awards out for people to recognize these organizations’ amazing work.
Trinity school students earned hundreds of dollars to help our environment, community around us, and around the world, and because of how you help many people we have decided to donate money to you! We earn our money during the first few months of school by doing chores and other kinds of things to help. As soon as time is up, we bring all the money to school and each class has a bucket. Also, you put silver coins and dollars in other bins and pennies in ours to make it competitive. We are happy to give some of the money to WILPF. You are supporting individual rights. We value peace and human rights and we think that you do very important things with these issues.
One thing that WILPF works on is Women’s rights. You gather women from around the world to hold events and raise awareness about issues that some people don’t even know exist. By bringing amazing women together, WILPF will teach people that all people should be treated equally. We like that the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom works on many issues. Another issue WILPF works on is environmental concerns. We like the way that you focus on war and how it affects the environment because this is a very important issue that not a lot of people are thinking about.
Thank you WILPF for helping our community and many issues around the world. We really think that you are a group of great people helping us all.
A big and massive thanks from Roan, Gaia, Derek, Fifth Grade, Trinity School, Menlo Park, California.