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– a project to pass down the history of chemical weapons attack to children
Report by the Children’s Department of Tehran Peace Museum
This year, the Children’s Department of the Tehran Peace Museum launched a new peace education project “Little Narrators” with the cooperation of the Iranian Secretariat of Mayors for Peace. The City of Tehran has been the Lead City of the Iranian Chapter of Mayors for Peace since January 2017. The project will be held in two cities; Sardasht & Tehran. Sardasht was chosen as the stage for the project’s first phase because of the attack on the city with mustard gas on June 28, 1987.
The main objective of this project is raising awareness among children about the effects of Iran-Iraq war by sharing testimonies with them. The project includes schoolchildren collecting testimonies of survivors, then creating paintings based on the testimonies in groups. The paintings will be exhibited in Tehran and Sardash in June this year, on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the chemical bombing in Sardash.
The Children’s Department of the Tehran Peace Museum seeks to develop this project among the Iranian member cities in Mayors for Peace.
|“Little Narrators” project in a school in Sardasht|
|Staff of the Children’s Department of Tehran Peace Museum|
|(Photos courtesy of the Iranian Secretariat of Mayors for Peace)|