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International "Drawing for life", comics exhibition in Stockholm

The international project Drawing for life, earlier run in Belarus, Kosovo and Macedonia, has moved on to the Ukraine.

With 10 exhibitions already held in the Ukraine, the time has come to Stockholm, open 3-14 December. The opening of the Stockholm exhibition was successfully held on Tuesday 3 December at the Stockholm City Central Library (Stadsbiblioteket), with drawings from Ukrainian teachers and students.

The opening started with an interview between Patrik Schylström, event coordinator from the City Library, Esbjörn Jorsäter, our comics expert, and the Ukrainian delegation, Tetiana Remekh and Olena Zarichna.

Esbjörn explained the concept of the 'hero’s journey' and how that can be connected with Sustainable Development. Our Ukrainian delegation explained the teaching experience in Ukraine and how the project is implemented. The project has great results, far beyond expectations; in total 192 schools and 8,340 teachers and students have been involved this year.

Comics have been proven to be a great tool for communicating the concept of sustainability. Based on the methodology of empowerment and with focus on the concept of a sustainable lifestyle, the project has been successfully carried out internationally with the support of the Swedish Institute and our Ukrainian partners, Teachers for Democracy and Partnership.

For more information, please refer to the project website, http://comics.globalactionplan.com/history/

 

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