While shadowing Facilitator Hilary Marshall in Glens Falls, New York, I had the pleasure of meeting Jacquiline Touba and Lynne Rosenthal. Lynne interviewed Jacquiline about her life in New York and Tehran, Iran. Jacquiline also talked about her work as Executive Director of the World Awareness Children’s Museum. Founded in 1995, the World Awareness Children’s Museum aims to foster understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity for children and adults.
Some of the programs offered by the World Awareness Children’s Museum include educational outreach programs, on-site cultural exhibitions and special events. The Museum is also the home of the International Youth Art Exchange (ARTex) that consists of artwork created by children from across the globe including Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Gabon, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrghyzstan, Latvia, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Georgia, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe and many more. Exhibitions are available for other venues – businesses, hospitals, offices and other public spaces in Glens Falls and beyond!