gives an extra dimensions to our follow-up-tours.
- With a backpack we can reach every possible school-location:
from the crowded city-center till the remote schools in the mountains.
- Puzzles are not-known by most/all children.
So... excitement all-over by almost 130 students
in the 5 schools where the expressionbook program is running
and also our puzzle-backpack stopped by!
- It gives the teachers extra support and idea's towards creative teaching.
Nevertheless, the expressionbooks remain our core concept.
|Class 4 - Panchakanya school - 25 pupils|
|Class 9 - Mahankali school - 50 pupils|
|Class 5 Prabhat school - 9 pupils|
and the Sanskrit-school in Kathmandu - 25 pupils
Click here for an extract of the example-educator manual.
Click here for an extract of the example-Expressionbook for children.
These books can - in discussion with the organization - be adapted by Wonderwise to the concrete situations where the books will be used and translated to the local language.
Wonderwise is a non-profit organisation* working in a wide range of educational settings using Plastic Arts and Free Expression as Therapy and Personality Development Strategy.
The project introduces the Art of free ‘expression’ into schools first by providing teacher training and student sessions. Wonderwise provides the raw materials and expression books and follow-up. The expression books have been developed by Wonderwise and can be adapted to any situation and translated to any language. Wonderwise books are an ideal way to introduce free expression through Art in schools and organizations all over the world.
Currently (2017) Wonderwise is very active in Nepal. After the major Earthquake in April 2015 Griet and Sudhir launched the Wonderwise project in Nepal starting with an emergency-program in the months following the Earthquake and aftershocks. Then they started a sustainable project with sponsorship from Belgium. The Wonderwise program has now been introduced into the curriculum of some Nepalese state schools. A motivated Nepalese team is in charge due the kind sponsorship from Belgium funds.
Due to the great success of the first book Wonderwise is working on a second, focusing on children with risk of suffering from (post) traumatic stress. Early examples of this book and educational manuals are ready for review. (Feb 2017)
* Part of the Belgian Arch Support vzw