The “Lakbay para sa KapaYapaAn sa EDSA” (the Peace Journey in EDSA) – is a joint collaboration between Asia America Initiative (AAI), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), Dolphins Love Freedom Movement (DLFM) and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The launching of this Peace Mural of 3,770 meters will make it the longest peace mural in Asia and even in the whole world.
The themes of this mural/event: (1) Bayanihan (2) Call for Peace (3) National Unity and Positive Filipino Values.
The Opening Ceremony was held at the People Power Monument along EDSA on May 26, 2013. With millions of vehicles going through EDSA every day, it is a good avenue to create more awareness about how every Filipino can be a part of the peace-building process.
This was also a fantastic opportunity for COFFI’s Wheelmobiles to be parked along EDSA during the span of the day long event, giving the foundation incredible visibility and to create awareness about the need for accessible transportation for those using wheelchairs. The Wheelmobile has been in service since 2003 and is, thus far, the only rental service in the Philippines that accommodates people in wheelchairs.
It was an honor for COFFI’s artists with disabilities to be invited by the MMDA and AAI to take part in the painting of this historic mural. Throughout the day, they were like stars drawing attention and awe from passers-by and other participants who were inspired to see PWDS both very able and talented.
The painting of the mural along EDSA is broken up into sessions: the first of which was May 26. The remaining four sessions are scheduled on the the following Saturdays: June 1, 8, 15, 29 and July 6. The inauguration of the Peace Mural will be on Saturday, July 27th.
COFFI’s team of artists with disabilities exhibit their arts and crafts at the COFFI Gallery located at the 2/F Lifestyle Center located conveniently upstairs from the pearls in the Greenhills Shopping Center.
Please visit these official Project EDSA: Journey of Peace in EDSA, websites;