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The COVID-19, has affected every country around the world and, we are aware that every country is putting their best efforts to defeat the deadly disease. In case of my country, under the dynamic leadership of our King, also having a medical doctor as PM and with cooperation from the people, we are able to keep everyone safe and secure. So far, there is no human mortality caused by COVID-19 in the country.
However learning has not stopped and eLearning platforms are activated to air the lessons prepared by our educationist. At the same time, we also encourage our children to explore the real essence of education through reading, meditating, painting, dancing and other forms of arts. These activities are initiated to nurture their creativity, boost their innovation and more importantly, to keep them psychologically, socially, emotionally and physically strong during the crisis.
On behalf of Bhutan and Bhutanese people, I would like to wish a very happy World Art Day. The 2020 Art Day is even more relevant where every people in the world is fighting against the common enemy, COVID-19, that has affected the entire humanity. The day can be marked with portrayals of inner journeys and self-reflection through different forms of arts.
You can find the Minister's vision for the role of Youth for ESD
Sing, dance and act with peers on digital platforms
Engage your families in activities
Read out poems and stories
Create a story for a musical piece/composition or draw a painting to music
Add voice narration or sing along to a story
Create a rhythmical pattern with objects you can find at home
Create artworks reflecting your current situation
Participate in the #ShareOurHeritage exhibition (please find information below)…
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Send us your artwork, ideas and messages!
Find more information about
World Art Day and learn about the launch of the global movement
Let´s use the power of arts to strengthen our network in sharing ideas and good practices!
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We invite all students of ASPnet to participate in the
#ShareOurHeritage Artwork Exhibition!
To encourage creativity, UNESCO is inviting students between ages 6 and 12 to draw a
UNESCO World Heritage site that matters to them, from now until 17 May 2020. This could be a World Heritage site in their own community, a memory from a recent family vacation, or a place they saw in a book, movie or TV show.
call for artworks by an Indian student and find out how to participate
UNESCO will be exhibiting a selection of these drawings, chosen for their artistry, originality and diversity, on the UNESCO website.
"In moments of crisis, people need culture"
Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture
See the full speech on culture and COVID-19
Learning and teaching about UNESCO World Heritage within ASPnet schools
Check out the
learning platform "Transboundary European World Heritage – a topic for UNESCO associated schools". This platform is the result of an intercultural project on World Heritage by and for ASPnet schools in Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and Germany together with the
Institute Heritage Studies an der Internationalen Akademie Berlin.
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We encourage you to send us your messages of solidarity and other contributions, in words, pictures, videos and art works in order to build and strengthen our network, encourage and take care of each other.
We would also like to hear from you about your experiences and innovative ways to learn, out of schools and within your families.
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The ASPnet Team
Julie Saito, Fouzia Belhami, Melanie Seto,
Katja Anger, Simon Wanda, Helene Darne, Kangni Chen, Erik Eschweiler, Alba Moral Foster