Access to education is sadly not available to all children around the world, prompting a campaign where students raise awareness of inequality through silence.
In La Crescent Minnesota, students at La Crescent Montessori and STEM School hosted the “Silent Voices, Thoughtful Minds” art exhibit. This fundraiser drew attention to inequality in education through photography and other art.
The main exhibit showed 55 students in photographs with their hand over their mouths. This signified a pledge of silence in support of children around the world who don’t have a voice.
“A pajama day (which was awarded for accomplishing a food drive goal) fell on a day called ‘We Are Silent,’ which raises awareness for children who lack access to education,” said teacher Joseph McDonald. “It’s in partnership with a program called ‘Me to We,’ which we’ve attended every year. It’s now a class here we teach once a week.”