Milan, Italy

report by Vito Palladino

For the 2021 SOPP in Milan, I worked with 250 elementary and middle school students over a period from March to May. During this time, they worked on handwritten mandalas and created an exhibition of them. On May 14, we celebrated the SOPP by holding a flag ceremony using a labyrinth that the students created, and then the students presented all 193 flags of the world, pronouncing the word ‘peace’ in the languages of each nation. The event also included speeches, music, and other presentations. Articles and links related to the event were published on the Internet. A video of the event can be viewed at

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