Changing Attitudes by Taking Advantage of Linking
Youth and Schools Together
iEARN-Pakistan, iEARN-Uzbekistan and iEARN-USA has successfully launched this natural disaster Youth Art Exchange program for the year 2007-2008.
The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN), in partnership with AnimAction and the Red Stick International Animation Festival and funded by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs- US Department of State, launched the Community CATALYST Program. This program will help youth in Pakistan, Uzbekistan and the U.S. make a meaningful contribution to their communities through the use of Internet-based interaction to create and share animated public service announcements on the topic of natural disaster preparedness.
Participating students and educators will use iEARNís ongoing natural disaster preparedness project the NDYS to examine the importance and the crucial role young citizens have within a civil society during times of crisis. Youth will bridge cultural and social differences, interact creatively, and develop skills necessary for personal, academic and future professional leadership in their communities.
The Animation Exchange and Workshop in Baton Rouge-Louisiana, USA for the CATALYST Program.
Click here to see CATALYST Animation Projects made by students.