20/05/2019 - 15:52

The Global Kid wins award benefiting Live Together program

The Global Kid, a geopolitical comic by Maha Aziz, won an award at the Educators’ Challenge, held at the London School of Economics, on 15 May. The reward will benefit the Live Together Program run by Peace and Sport in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

Maha Aziz, professor at New York University and blogger, was awarded at the Educators’ Challenge for her comic “The Global Kid”. This inspiring comic promotes values of citizenship through the adventures of Sami around the world. Tackling conflict resolution in a very educational way, Maha Aziz’s comic share a universal message of peace and justice. In her book, Maha calls for solidarity and crowdfunding of charities. In real life, she takes action following those ideas as she will donate the reward as well as 15% of the benefits of her book sales to Peace and Sport field program in Jordan.

The Live Together program is run in cooperation with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), to address educational, social and developmental needs of refugees of all ages through sport in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Peace and Sport is very grateful to Maha Aziz for her contribution. Thanks to her support through the Abid Aziz Fund, a fund created in memory of her brother, the Live Together program will develop its activities for children.

The Educators’ Challenge is a competition organized by Stockholm’s Global Challenges Foundation to explore how to effectively communicate and increase engagement among young people and the general public around global risks such as climate change, biological collapse and weapons of mass destruction, which all require improved global cooperation.

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