The event had no information available in Arabic, but staff members were available to talk at length on the project and CISV.
CISV Egypt is a registered NGO under CISV international which operates in 65 countries and 200 cities, focusing on intercultural learning and educational activities with a focus on informal learning or learning through participation and living in multicultural settings," said Rowan El Shimi, staff member of Spaces of Expression.
CISV Egypt's International People's Program is inviting 25 volunteers, both local and international, from 12 countries, to live in Alexandria for three weeks starting on 27 December.
The Art Lab Festival raised EGP 9,000 and CISV Egypt hopes to raise more.
Katie Plathonoff of CISV explained the history of the Peace Festival.
The musical line-up for the Peace Festival included the bands Zabaleen (garbage collectors) - some of whose members are also active CISV International participants - and Digla, who are considered "CISV family friends.
Six children from the North East are already at CISV
Villages in Germany, and four others are about to travel to a Village in Japan.
Jennifer Watson, secretary of CISV
, said: "CISV
is founded on the belief that peace is possible through friendship - and that the real difference can be made by starting with children.
Henrietta became involved with the project after the CISV contacted her school and she jumped at the opportunity to make friends with children from other cultures.
The CISV was founded in 1951 by Dr Doris Allen and evolved from the belief that lasting peace is possible in the world if individuals and groups from different countries can learn to live together as friends.
As well as organising the village exchange programmes, the CISV also runs summer camps, youth meetings and projects at a regional, national and international level.
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