Speak Up Kosovo is a community youth exhibition that was initiated at the American School of Kosovo, by our Graphic Design Teacher Emma Sanders. This year, ASK Art Department students and school volunteers participated in the Speak Up Kosovo Youth Exhibition at Termokiss, to create art that impacts their community. The students worked with local NGOs and public school students to collaborate on projects based on the UN Sustainable development goals relevant to Kosovo. Some of the popular projects were human trafficking, safe driving, unemployment, environmental issues, and gender equality.
The Advanced Graphic Design Class collaborated with the NGO ‘Moving Forward’, an organization that fights human trafficking in Kosovo. Altina Qeriqi, Erinda Elezaj, and Nazli Balkiz created a series of posters to be used in the project implemented by Family and Childcare Centre (KMOP).
Altina Qeriqi, Erinda Elezaj, and Nazli Balkiz
UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
Another group of ASK Graphic Design students led a project on Gender Equality collaborating with the Instagram Page ‘Beat Sexism’ to create an interactive experience that would help young people shift gender paradigms in Kosovo and teach them not to judge women based on their appearances.
“Our work represents powerful women that are judged everyday of their life just because of the way they are choosing to dress or look. We want to show powerful women, who work hard so one day they can be independent and have the future they want for themselves, so that they can dress, or put their makeup how they want, without people judging them.”
Rina Arifi, Drilona Uka, Erigona Syla, Olsa Krasniqi, Risina Salihu
UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
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