The International Rescue Committee’s Children of Peace multimedia exhibition in the Great Court of The British Museum Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG takes place Friday 24th June 2016 from 6.00pm – 8.30pm.
The exhibition features a recreated classroom that reflects the realities of IRC’s work helping displaced children in north-east Nigeria to access quality education. Salamatu Usman Mohammed, a teacher from an IRC supported school in Yola, will be on hand to talk about what the average day is like in her classroom, and answer any questions you may have. Photography and video tell first hand stories of children like Ruth, 14, whose favourite subject is English. Through hand-painting and drawing help us to create classroom materials for students in Nigeria.
Around the world, 37 million children are currently out of school due to conflict. During conflict and disaster, safe, quality education can provide children with the sense of stability and structure they need to temper the effects of the crisis surrounding them.
In 2015, along with our partners the IRC helped to provide schooling and educational opportunities to over 1.3 million children in 20 countries worldwide. We are proud to partner with the European Commission Department of Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), under the EU Children of Peace Initiative, through which we are currently providing much needed education support to children displaced by fighting across north-east Nigeria.