Rabat - “Where words fail, art speaks.” Art has been used to understand the world and the people in it through many forms.
Rabat – “Where words fail, art speaks.” Art has been used to understand the world and the people in it through many forms.
#DrawDisability is a global campaign launched online in 2014 on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the United Nations Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG).
The campaign encourages children to draw how they view Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in their communities. Using art, the campaign aims to examine what aspects, struggles, and challenges of the life of a PWD these children highlight, which will create a larger discussion within the community, and with the help of the hashtag #DrawDisability, hopefully around the world as well.
In Rabat, Morocco, the international NGO Echo Change partnered with the campaign and launched a #DrawDisability activity on May 16th in which forty students aged 6-11 participated. The project was split into two sessions: the first, a brainstorming session at Al Amana school, and the second, a drawing session at the Hassan Tower.
The drawings will be showcased later this month in Incheon, South Korea, at the World Education Forum, as well as in the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-CRPD) in June 2015 New York, USA.
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