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Fly Kites Not Drones

Fly Kites not Drones

Fly Kites Not Drones is a creative non-violence project for young people. At its heart is the true story of Aymel, a boy who never really knew his father because of a drone strike. Teachers and anyone who works with young people can find resources here to learn about human rights and the effect of armed drones in the skies above us.

A kite in the sky is a beautiful image wherever you are.  Whether pieced together from bin bags and string, or manufactured with high-tech fibres, when we see a kite fly, part of us flies with it. The lives of the people holding the string can be very different, however. In Afghanistan, the perfect blue skies children would use to fly kites are feared because they are also perfect for armed drones.

Fly Kites Not Drones is a joint project of Pax Christi, Voices for Creative Nonviolence UKQuaker Peace and Social Witness, and Drone Campaign Network.

Download the Resource at flykitesnotdrones.org

Hard copies are available from the Pax Christi Office for £5. Email Matt to place an order

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