By John Smith • 04 February 2020 • 12:34
Hundreds of children took part
ONCE again, the students, parents and teachers of Jacaranda school became ambassadors of peace as Benalmadena Pueblo’s Plaza de España saw more than 800 young people became Ambassadors of Peace whilst taking part in the XXXII March for Peace last Friday.
The mayor of Benalmadena, Víctor Navas, who took part alongside a number of local councillors said “It is a day of celebration and commitment from the genuine architects of a better future: our children.”
After starting the march from the educational centre and passing through Avenida Juan Luis Peralta the parade finished in the Plaza de España where a stage had been constructed and a number of young people spoke about peace, quoting passages from the works of Nobel Peace Prize winners Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Gandhi.
Subsequent to this a number of those taking performed two songs, one the anthem of the AVOI Association (which works to make life better for children in Malaga hospitals) whose president, Juan Carmona, participated in the march.
At the end of the event, pigeons and doves, symbols of peace, were released in the square.
Both Emabesa and the Puerto Deportivo de Benalmadena donated 1,000 t- shirts commemorating the march for those taking part to wear and keep as a memory of the event.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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