By Cape Town artist: Indiphile
“It was a nice experience to be part of breaking walls. I had so much fun and learned different things from the Ambassadors, Director Chivonne and my loving artists.
“I learned about our backgrounds and communities and how it is in the other countries. We might think that they live a better life but ‘we are all the same’. The challenges that they face are the challenges that we come across each and every day. We learned more about each other, our likes and dislikes and we united, created peace. We became a family that loves and supports each other. A family that feels another persons pain and sorrow and supports him/her to be their very best. We cried together, laughed together and stuck with each other through strife and joy.
“We went to Table Mountain, Robben Island and also to the District Six Museum. We went to the American Consulate to see Ambassador Chowdhury of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace. This was such a wonderful opportunity and great experience to see and Skype with him. But what I really liked is that we all want the same thing which is peace and unity and, that we are striving for it. And, that with love we can conquer anything in life. With patience and tolerance we can pass the most difficult obstacles that we face in life. I learned that we must know that ‘ we are not the product of our situations, but the product of our decisions, and we win or lose by the way we choose’.
“With perseverance and motivation we can go far in life. You must stand for what you believe in, which is love, peace and unity. This is why I am proud to be a breaking walls artist.”