【Polish Week】"European Children’s Right:Polish Heritage" poster exhibition
|Department of Diplomacy and Polish Office in Taipei are organizing series of lectures during the week from the 5th till the 9th of November. Photo: Department of Diplomacy|
|"European Children’s Right: Polish Heritage" poster exhibition is displayed in the main library (1F). Photo: Department of Diplomacy|
Year of 2018 marks 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland after disappearing from the political map for 123 years. To celebrate this occasion Department of Diplomacy and Polish Office in Taipei are organizing series of lectures during the week from the 5th till the 9th of November.
Starting from the 31st of October "European Children’s Right: Polish Heritage" poster exhibition is displayed in the main library (1F). The exhibition introduce Janusz Korczak – Polish-Jewish doctor, educator, children books’ author and pedagogue, and the role he played in the fight for children’s rights.
Janusz Korczak, known as the father of children's rights, was also a doctor, a writer, a journalist, and a creative educator who published several books in the field of education as well as children books. He devoted himself to children’s rights and equality. He met the end of life at Nazi camp in Germany.
Korczak believed that if we want to reform the world, we should start with the reform of education. He had a great impact on contemporary education and therefore on the next generations. In 1978 Poland proposed the idea of a Convention on the Rights of the Child to the UN Human Rights Commission. This project, submitted by Poland, was based on the educational and philosophical concepts of Janusz Korczak. Its final form has been unanimously adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 20, 1989. The Convention entered into force on September 2, 1990. Since then it has been adopted by almost 200 countries. We can how crucial was the role of Korczak in recognition and protection of the children’s rights.
We can understand Korczak’s life experience in the “European Children’s Right: Polish Heritage” poster exhibition. He played many different roles in his life, but the most important was that he gave children hope. Until today, his beliefs and ideas are influential in the fight for children’s rights.
More information please refer to: https://diplomacy.nccu.edu.tw/news/news.php?Sn=1841