Following last month’s high-level event in New York, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation hosted an exhibition at Qatar Academy to mark a major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world. The exhibition was aptly called ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ and is now on display at the W Doha until 30 May. The exhibition is open to the public.
With the hashtag #Togetherfor10million and #Itispossible, the event has been successful in creating awareness about the barriers to education, such as poverty, conflict and natural disasters, and which millions of children around the world face.
The exhibition has been spread out under different zones: Conflict Zone, Zones of Peace, Tree Zone and School Zone. Under the Conflict Zone, guests will experience a war zone with visuals and sound effects. Guests can then move to the dark room where a Neon art piece translated the word ‘education’ in Arabic to emphasise how education is the light in the darkness. For EAA, ‘Knowledge is Light’, and last month EAA lit up major landmarks in Doha and New York to celebrate its achievement. The light installation will be followed by a display of an art piece dedicated to EAA’s achievement of reaching 10 million out of school children around the world.
Within the Tree Zone, guests will be introduced to some of the challenges that refugees face, and given the opportunity to present solutions to educating hard to reach children who face those challenges. In the School Zone, EAA will portray the difference between a school in a well-developed country and a school in a poor country. Kids were given a chance to showcase their ideas by way of paintings and drawings to let them project what the future should look like.
For more information about the ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition, visit the EAA Foundation website at educationaboveall.org.