Performing & Fine Artists For World Peace

1. Performing & Fine Artists for World Peace emphasizes the arts as a means to promote certain ideals. These include harmony between the earth and its inhabitants, respect for the human rights of all people, and the equitable sharing of the earth’s resources so that all people will have the necessities of life."

Our mission is to establish a global network of performing & fine artists who dedicate their work to Peace promote freedom of expression through the arts and opposes governmental repression of creativity preserves the diverse cultures of the world through cultural exchange supports environmental, human rights, world hunger and Peace education organizations with their work and supports the goals of the United Nations and other international bodies addressing global issues.

2. Within the 8 paths of Peacebuilding we focus much of our attention on the environment. One of our most successful programs is Earth-Friendly Schools Hawaii-International. This program not only promotes caring for the earth, but the values of respect, responsibility, commitment and service. It was created on the island of Kaua`i in 1992 and has since expanded to include schools across the state of Hawai`i, on the mainland US, and internationally. One of the major projects of this program is Caring for the Earth Month that we created in 1996 and that is celebrated annually in April.

Gateway To Peace

The Gateway to Peace caters to unite the strength of individuals, and organizations into a cohesive movement to make Peace a practical reality for the future generations. The organization increases the collective will among children, women and men to live harmoniously with one another. It also develops intergenerational decision making expands the participation of young people in united Nations Conferences and Summits. It protects the rights of children particularly those who live in difficult conditions and to sensitizes the public about these rights.

Some of the activities of the organization includes
1. To promote cooperation among existing organization groups and projects by forcing Peace partnership along specific paths
2. Create events on the International Day of Peace which are multi cultural, intergenerational, interfaith and which foster community at all levels. To expand the understanding and definition of Peace through symposia.
3. To participate in exhibition and special events that create a vision for a positive future (e.g. arts shows, films, concerts essay competition) etc. To gather funds and other resources to help eliminate childhood diseases and to promote prenatal heath education.

Report, plans and activities of the organization.
The Gateway to Peace was able to organize some activities and programmes during 2000/2001 despite all the challenges and difficulties during the January 6, 1998 rebel incursion even as our office was burnt down including all of our office equipment and documents.

A successful symposium was held on the 19 September 2000. The theme was "The Future is Ours" Young people were able to spell out their goals, analyze and contribute to the political education of future African decision makers. Another symposium was held on the 20th December 2000. The theme was "Peace Building in Sierra Leone" a key to national reconstruction and development. This symposium was held in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Gateway to Peace, and included the presence of the Vice President of Pathways To Peace Mr. Masankho Bhanda, who gave the key note address. T

Apart from those programs the organization is planning to organize the Peace concert and related programme on the International Day of Peace 3rd Tuesday September. We are hoping to celebrate this day as it serve as a reminder of our permanent commitment to Peace above all interest and difference of any kind and gives positive evidence of that commitments through actions of cooperative good will. We are also planing to host a week conference for youth leaders and young people. It is scheduled to take place during December 1 to 7 2001 respectively.