Explaining migration to kids
As part of my son’s school curriculum this year, parents were invited to talk to the class about what they do. But how to break down the complexities of IOM’s work into a language that seven-year-olds would understand?
I started by asking the class who had heard about the United Nations. About half of the pupils raised their hands. Then I put up an image of different UN agencies and asked if they could guess what they did. With much enthusiasm, they guessed all of them correctly. One boy was particularly excited to see the IOM logo on the screen – his father has an IOM t-shirt.