Aayats birthday and horseback riding in Tydal

Aayats birthday and horseback riding in Tydal

Hello dear readers! During Aayat’s visit to Trondheim both she and all the volunteers in the Peace Project have had pretty busy schedules so we made sure to have some fun and relaxing breaks! We kicked this off on the second day of the festival with a traditional Norwegian birthday celebration for Aayat. The current and previous Student Peace Prize team and Aayat’s host family were all invited. The celebration had to include the birthday song and cake – of course! In addition to this we added some fun traditional party games such as the “chair game” and “put the heart on the ISFiT-horse”. We all had a great time and the birthday girl was very happy.   The Peace Project and Aayat were so lucky to visit the Patrusli farm in Tydal. It was quite an adventure, both in finding our way there and to have dinner inside a lavvo! Once we arrived at Patrusli we were dressed up in warm suits (which...
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Aayat Alqormozi in ISFiT 2017

Aayat Alqormozi in ISFiT 2017

Hello everyone! ISFiT 2017 has just come to and end, and we in the Peace Project have spent many days together with Aayat Alqormozi in Trondheim. As mentioned in an earlier blog post we invited Aayat back to Norway and ISFiT to support her in spreading her message and share her story about her fight for human rights, democracy and freedom of speech. So in addition to being a regular participant in one of ISFiT’s workshops, she has held several workshops, speeches and presentations. On 12th of February Aayat held a speech at one of ISFiT’s plenary sessions together with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 2003, Dr. Shirin Ebadi. The laureates talked about their work for peace, the situation in the Middle East and their personal sacrifice for their work for human rights. Aayat also visited two high schools in Trondheim at 13th of February. She attended their class in “politics and human rights”. She shared her story and talked about the...
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Aayat Alqormozi’s visit in Tromsø, Røros and Oslo

Aayat Alqormozi’s visit in Tromsø, Røros and Oslo

Dear readers, here is a new update from us! The main goal for The Peace Project is to follow up the work of former Student Peace Prize laureates, through concrete projects to promote peace, democracy and human rights. The Peace Project has therefore invited Aayat Alqormozi (Student Peace Prize laureate of 2015) to Norway and ISFiT 2017, to share her story, tell students about the situation in Bahrain and to inspire others to fight for a better world. Aayat arrived in Norway 30.01.2017, and after two days in Trondheim she went to Tromsø with Ingrid Eriksen (Head of Peace Project) to visit Amnesty International Region North. The purpose of the visit was to give a speech to the volunteers in Amnesty to tell them how important their work is. Amnesty worked hard to get Aayat out of prison i Bahrain, so the meeting was special for both Aayat and the volunteers in Amnesty. After two days in Tromsø the tour continued to Røros,...
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The Student Peace Prize 10th Anniversary

The Student Peace Prize 10th Anniversary

During ISFiT 2017, the Student Peace Prize will be awarded for the tenth time. To mark this historic event, you are all invited to Jomfrugata (in Trondheim city center) on the 18th of February. The marking starts at 11 am and is finished at approximately 12:45. There will be speeches, the reveal of the newest monumental stone put down in honour of this year’s winner, Hajer Sharief, and cultural elements. We have even been so lucky to have 2015’s Student Peace Prize winner, Aayat Alqormozi, to participate. In addition to all of this, volunteers from the Student Peace prize committee will be there to celebrate, answer questions and hand out free waffles and hot chocolate. This will be a great opportunity to have a good time as well as to educate yourself and give support a meaningful cause. Come to Jomfrugata on the 18th of February, and discover the world! We hope to see you there!...
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The Walk of Peace

The Walk of Peace

On Friday the 17th of February, The Walk of Peace will be lighting up the city of Trondheim once again. The traditional torchlight procession is an important part of ISFiT and symbolizes the spirit of the festival: our goal is the same, each and every student has our support, and we are all in this together. With the winner of the Student Peace Prize, Hajer Sharief, marching in front, the procession will make its way through the streets of Trondheim and end up at the award ceremony at Olavshallen. The Walk of Peace begins at Studentersamfundet at 5 pm and will reach Olavshallen at approximately 6:30 pm. The procession itself is mainly for the ISFiT participants and volunteers, but it will be a beautiful and extraordinary event that everyone is encouraged to go out and experience. We hope to see you all in the streets of Trondheim on the evening of the 17th of February, showing support for the students fighting tough...
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