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EDITED BY Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) LAYOUT AND DESIGN Alessandro Saglietti - www.saglietti.it PRINTED BY postcardBuildertm #DrawDisability is a global advocacy campaign by GLOBI and YAG launched and supported by the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) ©2015 Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS we would like to express our gratitude to all the organisations and individuals who contributed to the #drawdisability global campaign: your passion, support and expertise were the foundation of #drawdisability’s success. we would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the teachers who conducted #drawdisability workshops with their students. Finally, the biggest “thank you” goes to all the children and youth worldwide who took part in the campaign: your drawings and messages are an infinite source of inspiration.

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FOREWORD GLOBI Global Observatory for Inclusion

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GEFI UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative

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GEFI YAG Youth Advocacy Group

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Ngebe, clinton Omondi, daniella Noemie Hulbert, kyongola Kitumba, Emmanuel Godswill Addy, Arian Nelly, Japhet Nyamosi

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rachel Yao, davonnah Green, ricky Fuentes, Adam A. Sifuentes Aguilar, cristian Arley Blanco, Ale Fariña, Juan david Merchan Gallo, diana camila Gudenschwager Rodriguez, mónica Fabricia Sánchez Beceira, Suleyka Tórrez, Spoorthi Cherivirala, ryan Lee, kisara Moore, James Chen, Soledad Cañete, Xavier mauricio hilario Luñonuco, Saddat Nazir, Alejandra Costante, Sofia Zandalazini, raveera Toqeer, Valeska Alaniz

CHAPTER 4 ArAB StAtES Alaa khalid Siddiqui, Aicha Baali, Shahad Ahmad Al-Qattan, Abdulaziz Al otybe, Fatima Ansari, maleeha Muhammad, mohamed Adnan, Ahmed Mokadam, malak Emad Matter, majed khalefa Ebeed

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master Swastik Jana, Nilay, Aaditya Vardhan Gupta, Alina Mohammad, Zhang Gaoguo, Mahnoor, pitchayatida Simaprom, mikko miguel Calingacion, kim Siam, Zhengkun Yue, Sayaka, raamaansh Gupta, Eloise Saw En Yi, trubador m. Wisley, kim Jiheon, Sonya, phan Bao Tram, Senitha Amarasekara, meha Kwon, meha Bensal, Azalia chalula reisa Cahyani, Li Xueyao, Yating Sun, maliha Jahan Maisha, meassray Tih, Aras Sulaimany, Fatemeh Fallah, dodge Crouch, prashansa Shrestha, Lee Sang Eun, choong Yun Ni, Ananda Wisely, Nurui Syahira, pham thu Giang, payendakhlel Hameedullah, Asia Ramzan, Alisha Wagh, devin Som Theany, Jack Thackray

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Elisa Pia, Andrea Manovska, Alessio D’introno, tiago Ribeiro, daniela Gaju, katerina Mandilari, Zarja Ozvatič, melis Ucok, Basak Belice, molnár Henrietta, Anika Bracovi V, miriam Wohlfarter, daria Bogomazova, michele Petilli, tsvetelina Tsvetanova Kurteva, Eleni Pasiata, karolina Biedron, Becky McMillian, carolina Petrova, Arca Crespo, hushyk Maria, polona Mertelj, Nasmah Aljzaine

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On december 3, 2014, on the occasion of the International day of persons with disabilities, the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI), the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and the Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG) partnered to launch #drawdisability, a global campaign on disability and inclusive education. Our main objectives were to encourage dialogue and raise awareness on disability and related issues among teachers and students worldwide, and to create a global art project focused on disability. Over 20 national and international organisations joined the campaign and contributed to its success. we created Guidelines for teachers in different languages and accessible versions, inviting teachers and educators around the world to engage their students, both with and without disabilities, and to ask them how they see disability and inclusion within their own communities. children and youth were then asked to turn those ideas into drawings. the response was overwhelming, and we received almost 3,000 drawings from 50 countries around the world: children and young people participated with brilliant creativity from china to Andorra, from washington dc to kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, to the philippines, where blind children participated creating collages with natural materials, such as leaves and small woods. One of the goals of the #drawdisability campaign was to promote active global citizenship, demonstrating to children and youth that what they have to say – no matter whether they live in an African slum or a chinese metropolis – can have an impact at a global level. For this reason, we selected some of the most powerful drawings and we prepared the #drawdisability exhibitions that were presented at major international events. during the summer, we asked the public to vote online for their favourite artworks. the #drawdisability book is the outcome of this process. the 100 drawings displayed before you represent the great variety of contexts and perspectives conveyed by children and youth. Some of them portray positive messages of persons with disabilities succeeding and being happy; others portray disability as a burden, something we should get rid of. Interestingly, a great number of artworks are about helping persons with disabilities: these drawings carry a positive message of acceptance and inclusion, but they also reflect a limited understanding of persons with disabilities as people in need of help. All these messages are important: next to higlighting the need for our increased efforts to overcome stereotypes, they also teach us that where we may see obstacles and suffering, children often see beauty, strength, resilience and hope. Art is a narrative tool of social transformation: taking part in #drawdisability children and youth truly became active global citizens. All we did was build the bridge between young people in kibera, kathmandu, Beijing, turin, Buenos Aires, and the round tables where decisions that affect us all are made. And through their drawings, children and youth are telling us what is the world they see around them, and what is the world they want to see in the near future. Let’s listen to their voices and create a more inclusive and empowering world for persons with disabilities, together.


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children and youth with disabilities remain one of the main groups being widely excluded from quality education. UNEScO estimates that 93 million children worldwide, one in 20 up to the age of 14, live with a moderate or severe disability. In principle, these children have the same right to education, but in practice, they are far more likely to be denied this basic human right. disability continues to be one of the least visible yet most critical factors in educational marginalisation. By missing out on a quality education, these children and youth are denied the opportunity to realize their full potential, lead decent lives and contribute fully to their societies. while many of the barriers to education faced by these children and youth may be physical and structural, they are also cultural and attitudinal. this is where the rest of our children and youth come in. If children and young people are informed and motivated, their perceptions and actions can challenge existing stereotypes, reduce discrimination and potentially change the lives of millions. the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the GEFI Youth Advocacy Group (YAG), set out to enhance the knowledge, understanding and perception of children and youth have of persons with disabilities. And thus, the #drawdisability campaign was born. the unprecedented response from almost 3000 children in 50 countries led to the exhibitions at major events during the course of the year-long campaign, including the world Education Forum (wEF), Incheon, republic of korea, in may 2015, the conference of States parties to the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (cOSp-crpd), New York, USA, in June 2015, and the exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the International day of persons with disabilities, 3 december 2015. putting every child in school is GEFI’s first priority, and that means advocating for the removal of all barriers to quality education and learning, particularly for the most marginalized children and young people. It is our hope that the wonderful selection of artworks showcased in this book will continue to inspire and encourage other children, youth, teachers and community leaders to carry on the campaign in their own schools and communities.


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the Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI YAG) is a youth-led movement of adolescents and young people, created to further GEFI’s three priorities of ensuring every child is in school, improving the quality of learning, and fostering global citizenship. Advocating for Inclusive Education and the rights of children living with disabilities has been one of the key priorities since our inception in September 2012. despite, international agreements and national legislations recognizing the universal rights to primary education of every child, children with disabilities continue to face discrimination and are among the groups most vulnerable to be denied the basic right to education. the Youth Advocacy Group, in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), launched #drawdisability, a campaign aimed to challenge societal perceptions, and highlight the understanding of and responses towards children and young people living with disabilities. From december 3, 2014, we invited schools to participate in the campaign by submitting drawings and sharing their understanding and feelings towards issues related to disability such as accessibility, inclusion and discrimination. Our aim was to encourage dialogue and raise awareness on disability and related issues within educational environments through the medium of art. this artbook features a selection of artworks received from 50 countries as part of the campaign. It is an attempt to bring the voices and experiences of children and young people living with disability directly to you. we hope you enjoy reading it, learning more about the issue of disability and inclusive education, and share it further.


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1. rolando Jr. Villamero Vice president of GLOBI conducts a #drawdisability workshop at rufino castellano Elementary School located in calatrava (philippines) 2. children with visual impairments (seven with low vision and two with total blindness) show their #drawdisability artworks created in a workshop lead by Storyahi at west city Exceptional child Learning center, dumaguete city (philippines) 3. A blind child participates in #drawdisability creating a collage with natural and recycled materials at at west city Exceptional child Learning center, dumaguete city (philippines) 4. two children from kibera, kenya participate in #drawdisability 5. children #drawdisability in kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, kenya and the largest urban slum in Africa 6. Students of the padre Gemelli primary school in turin (Italy) participate in a simulation activity


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7. A girl draws during a #drawdisability workshop in turin (italy) 8. Franca maria Gullace, teacher at Padre Gemelli Primary School in turin (Italy), shows the lyrics of a song on diversity and inclusion written with the students following a #drawdisability workshop 9. maria Omare, Executive director of The Action Foundation, leads a #drawdisability workshop at the Uweza Art Gallery in kibera, kenya 10. A child from the German school “Erich kastner� in Sofia (Bulgaria) participates in #drawdisability


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1. Ngebe No title Age: 8 / Gender: Female / country: democratic republic of congo / city: Lubumbashi / School: cS marafikir / class: 3rd

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2. clinton Omondi Happy with me Age: 10 / Gender: male / country: kenya / city: Nairobi (kibera) / School: Old kibera primary School / class: 3rd 3. daniella Noemie Hulbert The Story of My Dad Age: 8 / Gender: Female / country: Zimbabwe / city: marondera / School: Lendy park / class: 5th 4. kyongola Kitumba Drawing of a disabled person Age: 13 / Gender: Female / country: democratic republic of the congo / city: Lubumbashi / School: cS marafiki / class: 5th 5. Emmanuel Godswill Addy A boy drawing with his feet Age: 13 / Gender: male / country: Ghana / city: Obuasi-Ashanti region / School: Anglogold Ashanti School / class: JhS 1c


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6. Arian Nelly Let s walk together Age: 10 / Gender: Female / country: mauritius / city: moka / School: mount Ory 7. Japhet Nyamosi Disability is not Inability Age: 16 / Gender: male / country: kenya / city: Nairobi (kibera) / School: Olympic high School / class: 2nd


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“ This painting is a still life that was created by dripping paint onto the paper.

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9. davonnah Green Deaf America: Ann Billington Age: 11 / Gender: Female / country: USA / city: delavan / School: the wisconsin School for the deaf / class: 5th 10. ricky Fuentes Cruzando al mundo Age: 7 / Gender: male / country: Ecuador / city: Guayaquil / School: crear 11. Adam A. Sifuentes Aguilar No discriminar niños Age: 8 / Gender: male / country: mexico / city: San Nicolas de Los Garza / School: colegio Americano Anahuac v class: 3rd 12. cristian Arley Blanco My School Age: 9 / Gender: male / country: colombia / city: malaga / School: colegio custodio García rovira / class: 4th


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13. Ale Fariña La noche de las pinturas mostruosas Age: 9 / Gender: male / country: paraguay / city: Asunción / School: Fundación teletón / class: crit 14. Juan david Merchan Gallo Live for the world Age: 16 / Gender: male / country: colombia / city: malaga / School: colegio custodio García rovira / class: 11th 15. diana camila Gudenschwager Rodriguez Mis amigos Age: 7 / Gender: Female / country: perù / city: Lima / School: Santa maria Eufrasia / class: 1st 16. mónica Fabricia Sánchez Beceira Silenciados Age: 13 / Gender: Female / country: méxico / city: monterrey / School: colegio regiomontano contry, A.c. / class: 1st

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situation that a young dyslexic may face. Unbeknown to others, an internal struggle occurs that is only magnified by comments and insults.

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17. Suleyka Tórrez Happy with me Age: 11 / Gender: Female / country: Nicaragua / city: managua / School: Sagrado corazon de Jesus / class: 5th 18. Spoorthi Cherivirala Trapped Wisdom Age: 13 / Gender: Female / country: USA / city: Sugar Land / School: Quail Valley middle School / class: 7th 19. ryan Lee A Look Within Age: 16 / Gender: male / country: canada / city: calgary / School: Sir winston churchill high School / class: 10th

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“ Humans have their crutches for the physically disabled, and for

puppets, they have strings. The Marionette is an art piece that expands upon this message, displaying how the disabled are often labeled as “different”, not necessarily in a good way. On the other hand, our imperfections are our identity, and our flaws our characteristics. The piece aims to establish that despite their differences, the dance performance by the disabled puppet is just as worthy as any other. Disability is an issue that we must all be made aware of, and acceptance is the first step to a solution.

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20. kisara Moore New World Age: 9 / Gender: Female / country: USA / city: Austin / School: St. Stephen’s Episcopal School / class: 2017 21. James Chen The Marionette Age: 15 / Gender: male / country: USA / city: millburn / School: millburn high School / class: Freshman class of 2018 22. Soledad Cañete Mi Familia Age: 12 / Gender: Female / country: paraguay / city: Asunción / School: Fundación teletón / class: crit

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23. Xavier mauricio hilario Luñonuco Todos Unidos Age: 15 / Gender: male / country: perù / city: Lima / School: Jhon Napier / class: 4th 24. Saddat Nazir Ability Age: 11 / Gender: male / country: USA / city: Jersey city / School: Academy 1 / class: 6th 25. Alejandra Costante Todos iguales Age: 15 / Gender: Female / country: Ecuador / city: Guayaquil / School: crear / class: 1st

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“ My drawing explains that people with disability are

capable to do anything like anyone else in this world and they are proving in every field with their great ability and hardship to make our world a better place to live in. My personal belief and faith is if we all respect them and give them more opportunities, they will prove they are the greatest pillars of this society and they can make this world more successful, and modernized.

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26. Sofia Zandalazini Prejuicio y maltrato a un lado Age: 15 / Gender: Female / country: Argentina / city: Buenos Aires / School: colegio San Agustín / class: 3rd 27. raveera Toqeer Ability to do Anything Age: 13 / Gender: Female / country: USA / city: Jersey city / School: Academy 1 middle School / class: 7nt 28. Valeska Alaniz Son especiales porqye son mis amigos Age: 14 / Gender: Female / country: Nicaragua / city: managua / School: Sagrado corazon de Jesus / class: 5th


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“My mummy taught me about different kinds of disabilities.

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30. Aicha Baali Hand in Hand, we are brothers and sisters Age: 17 / Gender: Female / country: morocco / city: rabat / School: Almoubadara / class: 12th 31. Shahad Ahmad Al-Qattan No title Age: 10 / Gender: Female / country: kuwait / city: kuwait city / School: khawla Intermediate School For Girls / class: 5/2 32. Abdulaziz Al otybe Me and brother Age: 11 / Gender: male / country: Qatar / city: doha / School: Shafallah center / class: m.r. department 33. Fatima Ansari Flowers Age: 13 / Gender: Female / country: Qatar / city: doha / School: Shafallah center / class: Autism


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34. maleeha Muhammad #DrawDisability Age: 17 / Gender: Female / country: kuwait / city: Farwaniyah / School: Iscp (international school and collage of pakistan) / class: 12th 35. mohamed Adnan The only disability in life is a bad attitude Age: 10 / Gender: male / country: UAE / city: Abu dhabi / School: Albahya praivet / class: 5th 36. Ahmed Mokadam The Wheelchair Age: 15 / Gender: male / country: kingdom of Saudi Arabia / city: Jeddah / School: help center / class: pre-workshop – Boys 3 37. malak Emad Matter Young Innocence Age: 15 / Gender: Female / country: palestine / city: Gaza / School: Basher Alrayes high School / class: 10th 38. majed khalefa Ebeed Sports Age: 12 / Gender: male / country: UAE / city: Sharjah / School: Sharjah city for humanitarian Services / class: Autism

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“ The mainstream school teacher is providing sign language to students in a general school

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40. Nilay Let me dream today for a better tomorrow Age: 11 / Gender: male / country: India / city: Vadodara / School: Navrachana / class: 6th 41. Aaditya Vardhan Gupta If you want you can do anything Age: 10 / Gender: male / country: India / city: Noida / School: Somervill School Noida 42. Alina Mohammad No title Age: 11 / Gender: Female / country: Afghanistan / city: kabul/ School: tsapar center, Afghan women’s Educational center / class: 2nd 43. Zhang Gaoguo Touch the rainbow Age: 10 / Gender: Female / country: china / city: Beijing / School: Beijing Second Experimental primary School / class: 5th 44. Mahnoor How do I feel? Age: 10 / Gender: Female / country: pakistan / city: charsadda / School: Government Girls primary School Norai Shabqadar / class: 4th 45. pitchayatida Simaprom Never give up Age: 16 / Gender: Female / country: thailand / city: phayao / School: Srinagrindra the princess mother School / class: m5, Grade 11


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46. mikko miguel Calingacion Pressing need for public awareness Age: 11 / Gender: male /country: philippines / city: dumaguete city / School: Sibulan central elementary school / class: 4th 47. kim Siam The Power of Learning Age: 7 / Gender: Female / country: republic of korea / city: Seoul / School: Shinyongsan Elementary School / class: 1st 48. Zhengkun Yue Enable the Life Age: 10 / Gender: male / country: china / city: Beijing / School: Beijing Second Experimental primary School / class: 6th 49. Sayaka The only disability in life is attitude Age: 8 / Gender: Female / country: Australia / city: perth / School: wembley primary School


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50. raamaansh Gupta Success comes in cans! age: 8 / Gender: Male / Country: India / City: Delhi / School: lotus Valley International School / Class: 3rd 51. Eloise Saw En Yi We Are All Special in Different Ways No Matter What We Appear To Be Like Age: 9 / Gender: Female / country: malaysia / city: penang / School: Fairview International / class: 5th 52. trubador m. Wisley Give Love, Give Hope Age: 11 / Gender: male / country: philippines / city: Antipolo city / School: Juan Sumulong Elementary School / class: VI-3 53. kim Jiheon Go into space Age: 6 / Gender: male / country: South korea / city: Seoul / School: Shinyongsan Elementary School / class: 1st 54. Sonya Henna Hands Age: 10 / Gender: Female / country: India / city: Jodhpur / School: SkSN Institute / class: 4th


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and excluded from equal opportunities to study just because they have handicaps. PWDs have rights to get fair educations as we do and to chase their dreams. They need our love and attention as well as some technological aids which will support them to study more easily.Please give a hand to make our society fair and just.

65. Fatemeh Fallah He just doesn’t have leg but... Age: 17 / Gender: Female / country: Iran / city: Sari / School: Besat / class: 1st 66. dodge Crouch Everyone Has Something Special Age: 12 / Gender: male / country: Australia / city: coffs harbour / School: Grafton primary School / class: 2/6NF 67. prashansa Shrestha No title Age: 12 / Gender: Female / country: Nepal / city: kathmandu / School: Lyceum model School / class: 6th 68. Lee Sang Eun Playing Together Age: 17 / Gender: Female / country: republic of korea / city: Iksan / School: Jeonbuk Foreign Language high School

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79. Andrea Manovska I want to help persons with disabilities Age: 8 / Gender: Female / country: Bulgaria / city: Sofia / School: private German school “Erich kaestner” 80. Alessio D’introno Friendship is special Age: 8 / Gender: male / country: Italy / city: turin / School: Scuola primaria padre A. Gemelli / class: 3rd 81. tiago Ribeiro Personne n’est parfait, tous égaux Age: 10 / Gender: male / country: Andorra / city: Escaldes-Engordany / School: Escuela Andorrana de Escaldes-Engordany / class: pirates 82. daniela Gaju They Will Lose Hope No More Age: 10 / Gender: Female / country: republic of moldova / city: tipala / School: high School of tipala / class: 4th


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91. michele Petilli E-sprigionando Age: 13 / Gender: male /country: Italy / city: turin / School: Scuola media “pier Giorgio Frassati” class: 3rd 92. tsvetelina Tsvetanova Kurteva The Tolerance Age: 12 / Gender: Female / country: Bulgaria / city: Zlatitsa / School: SOU “Sv. paisiy hilendarski / class: 6th 93. Eleni Pasiata People with Disabilities Age: 15 / Gender: Female / country: Greece / city: Efkarpia - thessaloniki / School: Senior high School of Efkarpia / class: A


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disabilities. It acknowledges the difficulties and hardships they have to overcome in order to achieve success . This painting is a celebration of their determination and character as well as their many great successes in life.

94. karolina Biedron The good we do today becomes the happiness tomorrow! Age: 17 / Gender: Female / country: poland / city: kraków / School: VI Liceum Ogólnokształcace im. Adama mickiewicza / class: 1st 95. Becky McMillian Success For All Age: 17 / Gender: Female / country: United kingdom (Scotland) / city: Glasgow / School: holyrood Secondary / class: 6th 96. carolina Petrova No title Age: 15 / Gender: Female / country: modova / city: chișinău / School: Liceul teoretic Liviu rebreanu / class: 8th


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characteristics of Bipolar disorder. The facial expression consists of two sides: if we cover the right side of the drawing with a piece of paper we see a self-confident, optimistic person, full of positive energy. The right side of the face by itself expresses hopelessness and lack of interest, which is the other extremity of the Bipolar disorder. The portrait as a whole illustrates society’s perception of the Bipolar disorder: it seems that there is something confusing about the portrayed person - she seems quite normal, but because of her strange, asymmetrical grimace she seems also creepy. I think this is the case of bipolar people in the society.


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DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DRAWINGS Africa 1. Ngebe disabled people should take part in all the daily life activities. 3. danniella Noemie Hulbert It is the story of how danniella’s dad got disabled after a motorbike accident as well as his life. 4. kyongola Kitumba drawing of a disabled person. 5. Emmanuel Godswill Addy A boy who doesn’t want to give up on his dreams of art. he’s an orphan who takes care of himself. Even though he is armless he draws and does everything with his feet. 8. Arian Nelly we holds hand and walk together. we do great things that make everybody happy.

world. my second grade teacher who volunteers at an animal shelter, had once brought an baby injured horned owl to school, who was diagnosed with autism meaning he couldn’t fly properly therefore was unable to be set free; this owl is the centerpiece and inspiration of my artwork. I believe that the people who are diagnosed with Autism are simply special in certain ways, and as my title demonstrates, they only appear to be different; inside they have talents which are trapped within themselves. Like those children, this baby horned owl’s talents are hidden from the rest of the world; my hands resemble its protection, and since an owl represents wisdom, I believe trapped wisdom is the perfect title. to make the national autism symbols, the puzzle pieces, stand out, I filled them in with their corresponding colors making my entire drawing black and white except for the nails, emphasizing my purpose.

19. ryan Lee Around the world people of all sorts face the disability of dyslexia. It can be difficult to cope 8. rachel Yao with alone, especially for youth. Because of their this painting is a still life that was created by vulnerability, dyslexics require support from dripping paint onto the paper. I was inspired others to prevent them from having self-doubt by a visit to an orphanage when I was 7 that and built up animosity as they develop. my art housed kids with mental disabilities. Every piece depicts the frustrating situation that a drip represents a person and the vast range of young dyslexic may face. Unbeknownst to others, disabilities there are. In a way, almost everyone in an internal struggle occurs that is only magnified this world is disabled because disability can range by comments and insults. from down syndrome to not being able to open 20. kisara Moore up and express yourself. people with disability this drawing reflects the importance of children are often viewed as mental or physical defects, but they are humans that should be treated with with disabilities making art. creating art is crucial for them to express their hopes and dreams. respect instead of pity. doing so is such a powerful tool to unite children 9. davonnah Green of various backgrounds and disabilities toward I made a fun colored drawing of Ann (nee a common cause, and will inspire other children Billington) cassell. She won the First National and generations of children with disabilities (as Association of the deaf - NAd miss deaf America can be seen in the background) to contribute. crown. She was very happy. Ultimately, such efforts can create a “New world.” 10. ricky Fuentes 21. James Chen hice una persona con discapacidad que cruza humans have their crutches for the physically por un puente al mundo de las personas sin disabled, and for puppets, they have strings. the discapacidad. marionette is an art piece that expands upon this message, displaying how the disabled are often 11. Adam A. Sifuentes Aguilar labeled as “different”, not necessarily in a good todos somos iguales y tenemos los mismos way. On the other hand, our imperfections are derechos. “no a la discriminación”. our identity, and our flaws our characteristics. 12. cristian Arley Blanco the piece aims to establish that despite their Expresses the happiness to be part differences, the dance performance by the disabled of the school. puppet is just as worthy as any other. disability is an issue that we must all be made aware of, and 13. Ale Fariña La noche esconde sus colores. técnica de pincela acceptance is the first step to a solution. con colores azules y rosado en cartulina azul. 22. Soledad Cañete Los miembros de mi familia y yo. 15. diana camila Gudenschwager Rodriguez técnica sobre cartulina de color verde. No importa la discapacidad, lo importante es la amistad. 23. Xavier mauricio hilario Luñonuco todos debemos estar unidos ante todo y no 16. mónica Fabricia Sánchez Beceira discriminar si algun amigo tiene una dificultad. Igualdad por mentalidad y discapacidad. La discapacidad está en el que lo piensa como 24. Saddat Nazir una enfermedad. Justicia ante la forma de my artwork shows that disabled people all estudiar para todos. around us and in every field are as good as anyone else. disabled people can be artistic, 18. Spoorthi Cherivirala achieving, smart, athletic and brave. In my point the purpose of my drawing, trapped wisdom, of view, there is no human being in the world is to persuade people to contribute towards who is disabled. the development of autistic children around the Americas

25. Alejandra Constante En el mundo todos somos iguales y no importa ni la raza, ni el sexo mucho menos la cultura así que no hay por que discriminar. 26. Sofía Zandalazini Usando un lenguaje actual y universal (los símbolos del teléfono celular y otros símbolos) la alumna quiso dar un mensaje en contra de los prejuicios. 28. raveera Toqeer my drawing explains that people with disability are capable to do anything like anyone else in this world and they are proving in every field with their great ability and hardship to make our world a better place to live in. my personal belief and faith is if we all respect them and give them more opportunities, they will prove they are the greatest pillars of this society and they can make this world more successful, and modernized.

42. Alina Mohammad we want from the government to provide jobs for disabled people. 43. Zhang Gaoguo A little girl draws the rainbow and lets the blind touch and feel the beauty of a rainbow. with a childlike innocence and goodness, the author wants to awaken people to the heart of caring for the disabled. 44. Mahnoor mahnoor is hardworking student of grad 4th, learning in school with normal children. She is unable to hear or speak, but she can make great drawings, her classmates and teachers recognize her as one of the nicest girls. 45.pitchayatida Simaprom her mother is an encouragement to her and she motivates her not to look back and Never Give Up what you want to do in life.

46. mikko miguel Calingacion the drawing depicts the philippine society’s 29. Alaa khalid Siddiqui diminutive awareness towards people with my mummy taught me about different kinds of disabilities in which the ripple effect is for them, disabilities. She had depression for many years and people with disabilities, to be left behind. though is now recovering. All mental health problems are a couple of mandates have been circulated to real. Sometimes it can be a matter of life or death. advocate on the rights and privileges of people we should always take care of people with mental with disabilities the extent of public information health disabilities by being respectful, kind, loving and education has not been given serious and supportive. attention. this perpetual problem has affected those with disabilities to a lot of extent like 32. Abdulaziz Al otybe psychologically, emotionally, etc. If other children this painting show me and brother in our have been enjoying their rights and privileges to national clothe. the fullest extent many children in the philippines 34. maleeha Muhammad are still struggling to go out and immerse in the they also have dreams like us so we should mainstream society due to this lack of concern support them and never let them down. and to the larger community surrounding. It is my hope that through this drawing a little message of 35. mohamed Adnan concern will be transcended to whoever gets the See the person not the disability. chance to see this. As a child it is my dream that the 36. Ahmed Mokadam philippine society will be as caring and nurturing like In our center there is a child sitting on a wheelchair, the others and will serve as the best playground for he cannot walk but he can move around his all children regular or special they may be. wheelchair wherever he wants by himself. 47. kim Siam 37. malak Emad Matter the innocence of young people when the express this drawing illustrates a classroom scene, them suffering, die of hunger, savagery and wars. in which students are learning sign language. through this drawing opportunity, Sian first Blame our silence. asked herself “what to do to help people in 38. majed khalefa Ebeed need?”. which eventually led her to the question, Sports provide us with vigor and vitality. “why learn?” As reflected in the title, “the power of learning”, she attempted to express Asia and the Pacific her findings that learning becomes much more powerful when we learn for others, than for self. 39. master Swastik Jana the mainstream school teacher is providing 48. Zhengkun Yue sign language to students in a general school type of work: Oil painting descriptions: setting so that the deaf student can follow the the word “disabled” is from “disable”, class-room teaching and communicate well. and the opposite of to disable is to enable. this is inclusive education. “Enable the Life” describes that disabled people Arab States

40. Nilay Give me good food and save me from disabilities such as rickets, blindness and cretinism. 41. Aaditya Vardhan Gupta my drawing is a story of a lady who lost her leg in an accident but she never lost her dancing passion. with her prosthetic leg she practiced, participated and got a standing ovation in the final round from the audience.

don’t have to live disabled life. the author hopes more and more disabled people get involved in daily activities and enjoy the splendid life just like people without disabilities do.

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51. Eloise Saw En Yi my piece of work is about equality and no matter what disability we have we are all the same. In society there are many people with different disabilities however we must be all treated the same. we should never judge people by what they look like because it is what is inside that counts. 52. trubador m. Wisely we shouldn’t judge those persons with disabilities, because we don’t have the right to do so. And even if we were given the right to do so, still, we shouldn’t tolerate the discrimination. the blind, autistics, etc., should be provided with the love and care they badly need. As we can see, they are special. we should be the ones who understand them. Give love, give hope. 53. kim Jiheon I believe, in space, everyone will be alright and equal no matter what disability they may have. 54. Sonya my disabled hands can paint with henna, do housework, write my homework, and help my mum cook” Girls with disabilities from SkSN Institute are a dab hand at painting henna – underprivileged and ostracized students with physical disabilities from rajasthan are provided free education at this boarding school. 55. phan Bao Tram people with disabilities have a right of getting married, have the own family as other that the society has no right to interfere. 56. Senitha Amarasekara Always we should help disabled people. In Sri Lanka a person with a wheelchair can’t access some places, so they need help. 57. dan Kwon I have a dream: a dream of a world in rainbow colours where I joyfully play with children with disabilities and help each other. 58. meha Bansal I have shown how each one of us can support and enable the differently abled in various spheres of life and make them capable of supporting themselves. In schools and educational institutions, parks and play areas, on the roads in our cities and at workplaces if we all work to include such differently abled friends and colleagues, we can make a huge difference. Lets each of us do our bit!! 59. Azalia chalula reisa Cahyani we are playing “play and seek” game. I help my friend with disabilities to push her wheelchair and looking for friends who hide around us.we are so exited. 60. Li Xueyao I hope that the disabled can live happily like us. we should treat others as equals. Let us create a beautiful future! 61. Yating Sun this is a guy with Autism which is like a chain. those hands symbolize people’s love and help for him. Although the illness is painful, the world is filled with love.

62. maliha Jahan Maisha A disabled person beside a normal person can equally contribute to the society when they get the opportunity to express their talents. we should stop the ignoring attitudes towards them and help them to win the opportunity for expressing themselves and judge them with their ability not with their disability. I have decorated my artwork with this thought to stop avoiding the disabled persons for their disability. 63. meassray Tih the disabled also have the same right as other children. there should be no discrimination of the disabled in this world the handicapped need love and care from those around them disability is not the biggest challenge for those handicapped. this beautiful world also needs the disabled. 64. Aras Sulaimany Education right for disable children on the world is necessary and all children should help them. 65. Fatemeh Fallah he is artist although he dosent have leg. he is making his dream. 66. dodge Crouch I chose to draw a picture of my cousin because he has a disability. he got dropped when he was a baby and his arm is twisted forward. he can still write with it but he can’t do that much with it. he’s nice to me. he just an awsome guy. 68. Lee Sang Eun while most of us are striving for our dreams, there are many people who haven’t had any chances to roll the dice of their life and excluded from equal opportunities to study just because they have handicaps. pwds have rights to get fair educations as we do and to chase their dreams. they need our love and attention as well as some technological aids which will support them to study more easily. please give a hand to make our society fair and just. 69. choong Yun Ni In all of us deserves to be treated equally. we all have the rights to study, work and play no matter who we are. when we meet hard times, we must stay strong and help each other. 70. Ananda Wisely Oftentimes, persons with disability become too conscious of their weaknesses or flaws, forgetting the bright side of life. then, they begin to think of themselves as ‘weak’, lowly individuals. Yes, I may have no complete set of limbs, but I still have dreams and high hopes for the future. Yes, I may have been born blind, but I can sing angelically, capturing the hearts of many. Yes, I may have that down Syndrome, yet I am a productive member of my family. I am productive. I am talented. I am an amazing individual. And I am not shy nor ashamed that I have a disability. 71. Nurul Syahira Everyone in the world has a right to hope. Even those with disabilities. Normal people should not make their disabilities as a barrier. 74. Asia Ramzan I cannot see but I can still paint with the help of my teachers and friends. I am thankful to have them in my life.

75. Alisha Wagh A famous saying ‘ Faith can move mountains’ is absolutely true .Irrespective of whatever drawbacks we have to face in life , a strong belief in one’s abilities is absolutely essential as every human being has been blessed with certain virtues and abilities , thus enabling us to strive towards accomplishing our goals. 76. devin Som Theany his name is devin, he is 13 years old. he is an orphan whose parents had a dream for him to become an outstanding teacher. he has been trying so hard to study; however he faces a lot of difficulties. he is physically disabled, but yet his mind is not. he teaches students all day hoping to become an outstanding teacher in his country. 77. Jack Thackray my big cousin Jimmy has an intellectual disability. he likes going outside and watching the buses and planes.

89. miriam Wohlfarter On my picture there is a girl in a wheelchair. the woman on the picture is her mom. If you have a disability, you don’t have to feel different. the girl on the picture can also go to school, have friendship and can be beautiful. But sometimes you feel lonely, sad and you would like to forget you illness. I know how it feels, because I have diabetic. It’s not always easy! I’m the only child in school with diabetic. 90. daria Bogomazova we are different but we are equal! I see with my heart. I hear with my eyes. It’s difficult for me to move and to sleep. I’m afraid to wake up. I can’t believe it’s me. don’t be the traitor in our peaceful time! make your own exploit! Be near them! Share their burden!!! It will become easier for them.

78. Elisa Pia I drew a child on a wheelchair. Other children are helping him and they are playing together.

91. michele Petilli From darkness emerges a soul which at all costs wants to overcome the obstacles of the everyday life. the body is animated by dissociated movements, but the spirit rebels, challenges every barrier and interact with world bursting out.

79. Andrea Manovska I want to help persons with disabilities.

92. tsvetelina Tsvetanova Kurteva true Beauty Is Invisible to the Eyes.

80. Alessio D’introno real friends appreciate abilities and don’t look at what cannot be done.

93. Eleni Pasiata tIn this painting is depicted a boy in wheelchair that wants to cross the ramp to the pavement and somebody has parked illegally on the ramp. this kind of attitude is common in our community and it’s the result of the ignorance of the people about the needs of the people with disabilities.

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81. tiago Ribeiro Nobody is perfect, all is equal. 82. daniela Gaju the joy of living comes from the desire to be together. 83. katerina Mandilari really now! If you try, you can help everyone. 84. Zarja Ozvatič Students are playing with each other regardless their differences. they are trying to show their support and understanding to one another. 85. melis Ucok the girl is jumping rope but the disabled boy not. An apple falls. A butterfly hardly gets away. disabled people are one of us. Never cast them out. Birds chirrup. Butterflies dance but they can hear and feel cannot see. 86. Basak Belice Sometimes shopping might be a misery too. why don’t people with no disability think about the disability. please, think of us before designing the life around.

95. Becky McMillan An acrylic painting that marvels at the achievements made by people with physical disabilities. It acknowledges the difficulties and hardships they have to overcome in order to achieve success . this painting is a celebration of their determination and character as well as their many great successes in life. 99. polona Mertelj In my artwork, I portrayed the characteristics of Bipolar disorder. the facial expression consists of two sides: if we cover the right side of the drawing with a piece of paper we see a selfconfident, optimistic person, full of positive energy. the right side of the face by itself expresses hopelessness and lack of interest, which is the other extremity of the Bipolar disorder. the portrait as a whole illustrates society’s perception of the Bipolar disorder: it seems that there is something confusing about the portrayed person - she seems quite normal, but because of her strange, asymmetrical grimace she seems also creepy. I think this is the case of bipolar people in the society.

87. molnár Henrietta the girls are collecting flowers and fruits into their baskets while walking in the garden. the girl in the middle who can see and speak well shows the nest 100. Nasmah Aljzaine on the roof to the others. I wanted to picture that everyone can be disabled for a short time. A broken leg or a broken hand 88. Anika Bracovi V for example. So be thankful when you are we need to help people who need help, healthy, but also be nice and friendly to disabled because all people are the same. persons. One day it could be that you need help or understanding.


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