We came across the #DrawDisability on Twitter and it immediately made us think of our book 'Chuskit goes to School'
#DrawDisabilityis a global campaign launched by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and theUnited Nations Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG).
The campaign has two main goals:
- to encourage dialogue and raise awareness on disability and related issues among teachers and students within educational environments
- to create a global art project focused on disability
Schools from all over the planet are encouraged to get involved in the project. Teachers can use the #DrawDisability guidelines to promote critical reflections and awareness on disability within the classroom. Children with and without disabilities are encouraged to #DrawDisability. Drawings can portray their understanding and feelings towards disability and related issues, such as accessibility, inclusion and discrimination. The best drawings will be showcased at the World Education Forum in May 2015 in Incheon, South Korea, and the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-CRPD) in June 2015 in New York, USA. The deadline for all submissions will be July 15, 2015 after which date, the general public will be invited to vote their favorite drawings on-line. The 60 most voted drawings by the public will be shortlisted and a designated jury will then select the 30 best drawings. The final selection of 30 artworks will be exhibited on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly.
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You can also read or download our book 'Chuskit goes to school' in multiple languages.
Image Source : GLOBI - Observatory