Inclusion International, together with the Global Observatory for Education, Global Education First Initiative and the Youth Advocacy Group, have launched an exciting global awareness campaign entitled #DrawDisability. The campaign was motivated by the belief that when children and young people are informed about the issue of disability, their perceptions and actions can change the lives of millions of people with disabilities around the world. As such, the project, aimed at students aged 6-17, with and without disabilities, works to encourage open discussions about disability among students and teachers. Students are prompted to create art projects portraying their feeling about what disability means, whether this relates to accessibility, inclusion, discrimination, or other topics.
Teachers will be provided with guidelines on promoting disability awareness within the classroom. They will be supported in both exploring the definition of disability and in presenting a set of activities educating students about disability-related matters. Students will then create drawings depicting they way they see persons with disabilities in their communities. The best pieces of art will be presented at the World Education Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea and during the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York.
Partners encourage submitting the drawings early, by April 1, 2015, with the final deadline being July 15, 2015 after which an on-line vote will determine a shortlist. A designated jury will then select the 30 winners.
To find out more, please check the #DrawDisability website.
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