My day – art by children from Palestine

If you happen to be in the Stockholm area this weekend, why not visit the International Child Art Museum in Huddinge?

Currently they are exhibiting art made by Palestinian children from the Tamer Institute of Community Education, the 2009 winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The works describe the children’s daily life and dreams, in joy and in sadness.

The exhibition wants to open people’s eyes for children’s life situations and highlight the importance of creating, in words and pictures.

The jury’s verdict when Tamer Institute won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award read:

With perseverance, audacity and resourcefulness, the Tamer Institute has, for two decades, stimulated Palestinian children’s and young adults’ love of reading – and their creativity. Under difficult circumstances, the Institute carries out reading promotion of an unusual breadth and versatility. In the spirit of Astrid Lindgren, the Tamer Institute acknowledges the power of words and the strength of books, stories and imagination as important keys to self-esteem, tolerance and the courage to face life.

Learn more about the work of the Tamer Institute here.

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