22/10/2018

PALESTINE TRAINING STARTED - EXPRESSIONBOOKS

IN PALESTINE WE STARTED TO TRAIN 14 TEACHERS OF DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN JENIN AND TULKAREM TO USE THE WONDERWISE-EXPRESSIONBOOKS.

WARDA AND MALAK SAMARA OF LOGICA COMMUNICITY CENTER TRAINED THE TEACHERS WITH THE SUPPORT AND THE MANUAL OF WONDERWISE.
LOGICA IS A GREAT PARTNER TO WORK WITH! 

ONCE PRINTED THE BOOKS, THE TEACHERS WILL START WITH THE EXPRESSIONBOOKS IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

IN JANUARY, GRIET DEKNOPPER OF WONDERWISE WILL GO FOR ONE WEEK TO AMMAN, TO EVALUATE THE PROGRESS OF THE PROGRAMM AND TO TRAIN THE TEACHERS ABOUT TRAUMA & ART EXPRESSION.







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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