Yesterday 800 students gathered at Sola High School, Norway, to hear Guest Writers Manal Al-Sheikh (Iraq/Stavanger) and Norwan (Afghanistan/Stavanger) talk about human rights and freedom of speech in their respective homelands. The event was held in relation to the school’s annual International Day.
ICORN Coordinator Marianne Hovdan was also present to talk about ICORN and Stavanger City of Refuge. She said that both authors enjoyed speaking to such a large, young audience.
– Their presentations made a big impression on the students, with many of them eager to talk to Al-Sheikh and Norwan afterwards, reported Hovdan.
At Sola High School there are pupils from all around the world, and after the presentations they served foods from their own countries. Prior to the event the students were given assignments related to the subjects addressed in Al-Sheikh and Norwan’s presentations, with a quiz being held at the end.