The Endangered Planet Foundation sets the great Alexandria Library afire with radiant with colors created by children and youth of Alexandria as a sample of more than 5,000 magnificent murals that will be exhibited in 2010 in a unique and one-of-kind MURAMID Exhibition. Hundreds of youth and families swarmed around two very special unpublicized guests, famed architect, Tarek Naga and younger brother, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Khaled Abol Naga.
International Directors, Dr. Fouad and Mrs. Joanne Tawfilis described the evening as a wonderful experience with “Two brothers-One Heart!” Many schools from the Alexandria area participated in creating murals that were on display. The eastern Exhibit Hall of the Bibliotheca, one of Egypt’s most famous landmarks, came alive with colors and energy as vibrant as the youth themselves.
At the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the large model MURAMID greeted children and families upon arrival with over 700 miniature murals printed on a pyramid shaped installation. This represents what is to be created on a much larger scale in Cairo in 2010, and will commemorate the closing year of the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non Violence Among Children of the World. More than 4,000 murals have already been created around the world with a little over 1,000 more to go to reach the project objective of 5,280, representing 12 miles of murals.