Monday, August 27, 2012

World Map Project

The World Map Project brings people together to create large, colorful maps of the world. It was initiated by a Peace Corps volunteer in1988, and since then volunteers have carried this highly acclaimed program to over 40 countries around the world. Returned volunteers have spread the idea across the U.S. as well. This projects main goal is to promote geography literacy in an engaging way while also building a sense of community among mapmakers. Nate and I and our side-kick volunteer friend, Emily, decided in keeping with our art summer, that we would tackle the World Map Project in our community. The last Peace Corps volunteer that served in Mabaruma helped renovate a beautiful Learning Resource Centre and that was the location of our new mural. We had over 13 children, from 6 to 13 years of age, from the surrounding community come and help draw and paint the mural. In just two days, what was once a blank wall, now displays a pretty big and awesome map. 

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing! I'm so glad to see this.
    You guys are wonderful and I really admire what you've done for Mabaruma.
    I hope to go back one day when I'm older and I have more valuable skills to contribute to the community.

    (past MoAA intern)