5th International Day of Education

Two quotes for this 5th UNESCO International Day of Education:

“No country in the world should bar women and girls from receiving an education,” 

Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

 

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world,”

Malala Yousafzai, UN Messenger of Peace and Nobel laureate.

 

The day has been dedicated by UNESCO to all the girls and women in Afghanistan, who have been denied their right to learn, study and teach. The Organization condemns this serious attack on human dignity and on the fundamental right to education.

Thank you Jacinda Arden


 
On the announcement by Jacinda Ardern the Prime Minister of New Zealand of her decision to retire I thought I would post my painting and words from March 2019 after the heartbreaking tragedy of the Christchurch mosque attack:
 

“Compassion, strength, comfort, and humility: true leadership for leaders of the world to learn from.”

2022 Review

2022 Look Back I

The joy of the luckiest and proudest parents and grandparents in the world celebrating with gratitude our love for our children and our beautiful, amazing and unbelievably talented grandchildren.

Wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Joyful 2023

#FamilyIsEverything

 

Look Back II

 

Celebrating two special places that uplifted our spirits throughout the year, from a sunny Pacific Spirit Park to a very snowy Kitsilano.

 

Look Back III


 

These final images of the year are to honour its heroes and despise its villains as we stand with the brave people of Ukraine and Iran and with the girls and women of Afghanistan hoping that 2023 brings victory, peace, freedom and justice for them all.

Christmas Day 2022


 
Happy Christmas, with thanks to all those working today, and as always a special thank you to our frontline healthcare heroes who are there for us each and every day.

Nobel Peace Prize 2022

“You don’t have to be Ukrainians to support Ukraine. It is enough just to be humans.”

From the Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2022 Center for Civil Liberties,

delivered by Oleksandra Matviichuk, Oslo, 10 December 2022.

#StandingWithUkraine today and everyday.

TIME Heroes

 

 

Standing with Ukraine and the Women of Iran today and every day.