KHF Outreach
Children Employ Creativity in Drawing Contest about Human Rights
17th October 2012
Students in Karak win new Swatches Oct 7, 2012

October 17, 2012 – The Noor Al Hussein Foundation’s Community Development Program just finalized the distribution of new “Swatch” watches to children in Karak, Mafraq, Aqaba and Balqa’ as part of a contest to encourage creative expression among children in regards to human rights.

The 36 winners, nine from each governorate, received the new watches after winning a contest in which 200 children ages 11-to-14 submitted drawings expressing their feelings about human rights, with a special emphasis on women and children’s rights.

The competition was the brainchild of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor or DRL in the US Department of State.  The overall project was implemented by the King Hussein Foundation and the King Hussein Foundation International.

The competition, which is part of an ongoing awareness campaign under the DRL funded project, is entitled, “The Case of Women’s Rights in Jordan – a Struggle from Childhood to Adulthood.”

One of the winners, Leen Madadhah from Karak, is pictured here with her drawing representing violence against children.

Leen Madadhah displays her drawing
Winner Muhammad Abu Nassar of Karak drew a picture depicting children’s rights in regards to the right to education, food, and health care.

Muhammad Abu Nassar shows his drawing
The children were honored for their creativity at special ceremonies in the four respective communities from October 7 – 11, 2012.

The project has also created a desk top calendar displaying 12 of the winning drawings which will be distributed to the children next week.

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