The Hear Us International Forum is an alternative to the annual cultural exchange between the Hear Us Choir of Malawi and catalan schools. It links the rights of children and young people and the representation of various songs and dances with the making of a video produced by children and young people from Catalonia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
The Hear Us International Forum is an online cooperation and international project, in which schools from Spain, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe participate. It arises in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic as an alternative proposed in the annual cultural exchange between the children of Malawi and the Spanish schools.
The activity revolves around the theme of children’s rights where children and young people from the participating countries analyze the situation in their country and the international paradigm. It is proposed with the participation of children and young people from 10 to 16 years of age from Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Spain. The general objectives of the project are to empower children and young people in their own rights, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by online resources and sharing and discovering popular dances, music and songs from other cultures of the world.
It is a proposal that allows us a cultural exchange like we have never done before, where the rights of children and the learning of dances and songs from other countries are worked on! Technology has opened up a great opportunity for us to continue collaborating and sharing experiences.
Several entities that organize the project also participate in the Hear Us International Forum, which are divided into two types of organizing groups:
The activity is developed through technologies, in order to adapt to the current situation of Covid-19 and not put people’s health at risk. Each part of the activity will focus on making a video and sharing it between the various participating countries, ending with the creation of a great final video that gathers the contributions of Catalonia, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
This final video is intended to be a speaker for the conclusions drawn by men and women on children’s rights around the world and to put pressure on administrations to bring about real change. It also materializes a cultural exchange from an artistic and innovative perspective, using technologies and the internet as the main way to carry out this exchange.
This project is divided into three parts:
Research, awareness, empowerment and denunciation of children’s rights on an international scale.