The workshop titled “Creating Together – Learning Together” is the third inclusive workshop within the project “Tinkering and Making for Human Rights – improving cultural participation of children”. The workshop is designed by the project partner “Zenica Vity Museum” and it will be held at the Public Institution Centre for Children and Adults with disabilities of Zenica-Doboj Canton. Specifically, centre’s residents will host students from Vladimir Nazor Elementary School in Zenica for joint event for children with and without disability.
The topic of the workshop is related to Articles 12 and 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is designed in a way that the residents of the centre, using traditional techniques of sewing craft, independently create and sew objects, and in this process involve and teach the students of elementary school Vladimir Nazor. In this way, the students of the school will be active participants in the creation of the objects – canvas bags that we will use in the continuation of the project. The workshop will be led by the educators of the centre, Aida Demirović and Emir Ribo, with the help of teacher Alma Kurtalić and Lejla Agić, museum educator from Zenica City Museum.
The final goal of the workshop is, beside creating specific objects, to raise the awareness of participants and the public about the rights of persons with disabilities (Articles 12 and 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities). Media promotion of the event will stress the importance of inclusion in everyday life and developing understanding about what persons with disabilities can do and how they can contribute to the society (Article 8).
The project ” Tinkering and Making for Human Rights – improving cultural participation of children with disabilities” is implemented by the Balkan Museums Network Association, in partnership with the Zenica City Museum and the Museum of Herzegovina in Trebinje, with grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.