GLOBAL GARDENS OF PEACE
Global Gardens of Peace is an Australian charity founded by Moira Kelly AO in 2013. The aim of Global Gardens of Peace is to plan, design and deliver natural play spaces to communities around the world that have suffered significant hardship through war, natural disaster, or economic hardship. Global Gardens of Peace is an apolitical, non-religious organisation. Our belief is that gardens are the centre for which to build a community around; the seed for hope and a positive future; a place for children to play and families to connect. We believe strongly that we should focus on new beginnings and provide space where children can simply be children. Where they can find their wild place to make sense of their world, safely test out their environment and interact with one another in a safe, unstructured and gentle place.
Our inaugural project planned for the Gaza Strip, Palestine, has been designed by founding committee member and landscape architect, Andrew Laidlaw, together with a dedicated design team of David Wong and Wendy Clarke. As our team of volunteers work on the financing, logistics and legacy of the Gaza project, we are also casting our eyes to our next project, one that will be closer to home in Australia or possibly East Timor.
We will continue to identify other communities where the creation of a garden for children will bring peace joy and laughter to their world.
We encourage you to follow our journey on Facebook, read more about us on our website or support us through donation at www.globalgardensofpeace.org
On behalf of our team we thank you for travelling on this journey thus far and hope that you continue with us.
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