iEARN at 25: Talking Kites Around the World

Earlier this month we celebrated iEARN’s 25th Anniversary with a Teddy Bear Picnic. This week, we celebrate another iEARN project that uses a favorite childhood object to connect classrooms worldwide: kites.

On March 20, iEARN continues its annual tradition of designing, building, and flying kites with personal and group images of peace and our dreams for a better world. Students and teachers around the world are putting the finishing touches on their kites in preparation to fly them during the vernal equinox. Ruty Hotzen, iEARN-Israel co-coordinator and Talking Kites Project facilitator, writes,

I’m calling students, teachers and communities to fly kites on and around the Equinox day (March 20) as a tribute for children’s rights on the footsteps of Janusz Korczak‏. Students make kites to fly as a massive tribute dedicated to advancing the cultural and social dialogue, a symbol of bridging the gap and understanding the ‘other.’

Below, please enjoy our visual tribute to this fun project, and follow our Facebook page & the Twitter hashtag #TalkingKites this week to see this year’s images. Happy Spring!

Talking Kites - Delaware, USA
Talking Kites – Delaware, USA
Talking Kites in India
Talking Kites in India
Talking Kites in Slovenia
Talking Kites in Slovenia
Talking Kites in Slovenia
Talking Kites in Slovenia

Talking Kites in New York City, USA
Talking Kites in New York City, USA
Talking Kites in Georgia
Talking Kites in Georgia

 

 

Talking Kites in Kazakhstan
Talking Kites in Kazakhstan
Talking Kites in Georgia
Talking Kites in Georgia

Talking Kites in Jordan
Talking Kites in Jordan. No wind? No problem!
Talking Kites in Kazakhstan
Talking Kites in Kazakhstan
Talking Kites in Belarus
Talking Kites in Belarus



Talking Kites in Pakistan
Talking Kites in Pakistan


Talking Kites in Mexico
Talking Kites in Mexico
Talking Kites in the USA
Talking Kites in the USA
Talking Kites in Pakistan
Talking Kites in Pakistan

Talking Kites in the Dominican Republic
Talking Kites in the Dominican Republic

2 thoughts on “iEARN at 25: Talking Kites Around the World

  1. I wish I were there… I used to fly kites along Lattakia shores using my uncle’s newspapers and straws from the near park…Once I used the engineering map! You may imagine the punishment…Thank you iEARN for the memories you create

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