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Mine Mark Exhibition Opening Day
15 December, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
ABOUT THE MINE MARK FOUNDATION
The Mine Mark Foundation is a Mine Risk Education initiative which aims to protect children living in conflict zones from the harm of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.
Mine Mark’s mission is reducing the number of casualties from explosive remnants of war by providing free and state-of-the-art Mine Risk Education to children living in contaminated areas.
OUR PLAYFUL AND EFFECTIVE METHOD
Mine Mark adapted the UNMAS guidelines on how to survive in landmine-contaminated areas into cartoons and games. Their innovative translation equips children with life-saving information that are appealing and easy to understand. This ensures that Mine Mark’s approach to Mine Risk Education is child-centered and provides the children with the right tools to identify landmines and warning signs.
The Mine Mark Foundation implements board games, cartoons and educational material in an effort to raise awareness, create risk sensibility and enable safer living conditions in contaminated regions.
Besides physical learning tools, the Mine Mark Foundation is developing an online platform which will enable to publish online material and educational games. This platform combines e-learning and educational video games and it will enable a broader and faster distribution of Mine Risk Education to
children living in different conflict areas.
AN EXHIBITION TO SHOW CHILDREN’S PERSPECTIVE
In 2020, children accounted for 54% of all civilian land mine casualties, representing a 12% increase over the past two reporting years. In an effort to raise awareness about landmine contamination and casualties, Mine Mark is organising an online exhibition showcasing drawings by children living in landmine contaminated areas and contrasting them with drawings done by children raised in peaceful, unaffected countries.
The children were asked to draw images of “Peace & Dreams” to give space to their experiences and the impact that conflict had on their lives and aspirations.
In this online exhibition, the visitors will admire artworks of children from local schools of Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Both countries have been through conflicts, and the Mine Mark Foundation has conducted landmine risk education in schools of the affected regions.
To expand the representation of children’s perspective, the Mine Mark Foundation collected other images from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), courtesy of United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, and other parts of Europe.
HAVE A LOOK
The Exhibition will take place at https://minemarkexhibition.org/ from the 15th of December, 2020 to 15th of February, 2021.