Download Free education material
On this page it is possible to download free education material to distribution and joy for children in poverty all over the world. The project is made possible in a collaboration between The Copenhagen Post, Rotary International, Bording Vista and F.E. Bording. Read here about the possibilities and the idea with the H.C. Andersen cartoon.
Download of the cartoons takes time because of the file size and quality.
The Rotary network can ensure global reach
The H.C. Andersen cartoon The Emperor’s New Clothes can been downloaded above. The version for your download has both English and empty cartoon bubbles. When you have completed the download beneath here there are two possibilities. One possibility is that your local Rotary club gets the material translated into the local language and then fill in the bubbles with the local language. The other possibility is that the downloaded material is printed with empty bubbles to train the pupils in translating and hence also train their written language. Despite what solution you choose your local Rotary club can donate the educational material to local schools printed on an office printer or printed at a local print house.
Besides the download of the cartoon you can see how the material has been distributed in a local Slum School in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Poverty is a global problem
In many developing countries a large proportion of the population survive in poverty. Here hunger, lack of education and unemployment is bound to reproduce poverty, hunger and disease.
Education is children's way out of poverty
To break the poverty curve efficiently efforts must start with the next generation. Here the kids may have a more promising future through education. Teaching material are in many places in short supply – This is a trendsetting initiative.
Fairy tales - Not just for pleasure
Knowledge of language in both reading and writing helps to ensure a strong cultural self-understanding. While the English language helps to support children in the long term to succeed in international context.
Reality is far from the fairy tale world. The famous H.C. Andersen's “The Emperor's New Clothes” has been developed as an easily accessible educational material to school children worldwide. This has been done in collaboration between the Copenhagen Post and Bording. Fairy tale is a small sanctuary, a story that takes us away from reality and gives an instructive sanctuary. While the fairy tales, especially of H.C. Anderson, also leaves us a bit wiser about life's nuances.