Using visual art to make children known and involved with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. With this project, CNME has managed to connect the students of ten primary schools, culture and a far from easy subject: the world goals, jury. “Thinking about how to tell your story in images, translating with an image what you think (with a group) means the world goal. An eye-opener for many adults in this way, chapeau! ”

The 250 students in grade 8 who took the lesson “17 goals” (on the SDGs) last year (in grade 7) received a follow-up lesson this year. This time it was about mapping one’s own actions in relation to the SDGs and CNME worked together with organizers and photographers of the Maastricht Photo Festival.

Exhibition for residents
The photos taken by the students were exhibited corona proof on the Tapijn site of the University in Maastricht. In this way, the SDGs also became more widely known among the residents of Maastricht. The banners with the photos will be used at various occasions and meetings to make education in Maastricht and the region more sustainable.

Lasting impact
“The innovation and inspiration lies in the collaboration with new parties”, says CNME director Anouk Viegen, who happily accepted the prize on behalf of project leader John Steijns. Nathalie Ummels of Mondiaal Maastricht was also happy with the prize and the project. “The photos and reactions were moving. This experience has a lasting impact on the children. ”

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