Education International has launched its first world-wide photo action, which is part of the campaign Unite for Quality Education. Its aim is to show the great scope of teaching and learning conditions that can be found in different countries and regions. The campaign wants to show the importance of quality education and the diverse situations that are found around the world, bringing to the fore the learning and teaching community aspect. The pictures can either reflect the importance of teachers, of learning environments or of the teaching tools.
I’m participating in this campaign with a picture I posted on Facebook:
Its title is “ Arms of the Heart”. It shows students visiting my “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Siena country, Tuscany, Italy. I think in this picture we may catch some interesting elements about the “sense of learning today”. As you can see, there is a student who observes and another guy seems to watch in another direction… I focused my attention (and my camera) on the third one, at the centre of the scene. This student – perhaps with an unconventional gesture – wants to know, wants to touch and wants to find out about the art work on the wall… I think today’s world needs this kind of action: to put young people in the right situations to know and understand. As the photo shows, learning means not being afraid to throw up our arms and feel that life is everywhere and in everything.
Education International will select the photographs that best depict the elements described above and will aim to organize an exhibition at its headquarters in Brussels, coinciding with the culmination events of the campaign Unite for Quality Education and on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day on October 5th. Some of the pictures will also be part of a photo book that will be handed to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon. The photo action will end with a raffle and the award of 3 iPad minis to the lucky participants!
I’m participating in “Education International photo-action” with the aim to support “Mt.Everest Top of the World Mission in Nepal” and its appeal to provide school supplies for 65 Orphans and Destitute Children of Western Nepal who are missing school because they cannot manage the necessary funding required. Rajendra Nhisutu, Chairman of Mt. Everest Tower Organization (an entirely volunteer based multi-denominational, non-governmental, non-profit association), is seeking help for school admission fees, books, stationary and uniforms. For info, see its website: http://www.mission2nepal.org/
This campaign is also launched by Marysia Zipser, Founder of UK based ACT GROUP (ART-CULTURE-TOURISM), voluntary community organisation in Beeston, Nottingham.
If my ways are lucky enough to win the photo-action contest, I’ll donate the iPad to Mt. Everest Tower Organization for the 65 Orphans and Destitute Children of Western Nepal in need of school supplies. So, please, vote for my picture if you want this dream to come true…