Have you ever tried to draw UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Believe us, that’s not that easy. But who could possibly do that better than children?
Within the framework of the UN Day commemoration activities, 40 children gathered for that exact purpose: learn and draw the SDGs by participating in UN Armenia’s art event. Children aged 6-14 joined us from Yerevan and provinces, in particular from different Children support centers, Source Foundation, Abovyan School number 10, as well from UN agencies’ programmes.
In the first part of the event, the children interacted with the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, Shombi Sharp. Mr. Sharp played a quiz with the kids through which introduced them the UN and its main mission. The winners of each question received symbolic gifts from Mr. Sharp.
After that the children participated in an interactive game organized by our partners and got acquainted with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with fresh energy which were introduced to them by the members of the Youth Coalition supported by UNHCR Armenia. Each kid then chose their favourite SDG to draw it.
To help the children in this challenge, we asked Armenian famous artist, Samvel Sevada to introduce to kids the basic rules of painting, teach them several artistic skills, which the children then used to draw many of the SDGs.
Take a look at a short video from our event where kids talk about their paintings and describe their solutions to build a better future for all.
This initiative will be continuous and similar events will be held in different schools across Armenia during next year.
We want to thank all our partners for actively supporting this initiative: UNDP in Armenia, UNFPA Armenia, UNICEF Armenia, WFP Armenia, UNHCR Armenia's Youth Coalition, Tovmasyan Foundation, and artist Samvel Sevada.