» Celebrating the Week of Living Languages with DULALA at UNESCO
05.05.2017 - Education Sector

Celebrating the Week of Living Languages with DULALA at UNESCO


DULALA association (D’Une Langue A L’Autre), in partnership with UNESCO, will host an award ceremony for the multilingual ‘Kamishibai’ contest on 10 May 2017 at UNESCO headquarters during the Week of Living Languages organised by the French Ministry of Education.

The contest challenges education professionals to bring forward a creative and innovative project, open to linguistic diversity, by creating a multilingual story (using at least four languages) adapted to Kamishibai. This Japanese story-telling style is traditionally used in travelling theatres where artists narrate stories by scrolling illustrations.

Four winners, selected by a jury composed of book, language and education experts, will receive an award. With presentations from public policy representatives and education and multilingualism experts, the event will also be an occasion to reflect on the interests and stakes of a multilingual, inclusive, and ethical education.

DULALA is a resource and training centre dedicated to education and multilingualism, aiming at using families and children’s languages as an outlet to better learn and live together. The association participated in UNESCO’s celebration of International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2017.

Since its inception, UNESCO has developed a number of initiatives for the promotion of mother tongue instruction and bilingual or multilingual education to enhance quality education.

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