Ammon News – Austrian Ambassador to Jordan Oskar Wustinger on Monday honored the Jordanian organization “Puppets World” for winning the Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) in the Technology category.
A statement from the embassy said on Tuesday that the IAA is a key project of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. It rewards successful and innovative civil society projects in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue, both in Austria and worldwide.
“The seven winning projects in 2022 were selected from more than 180 submissions worldwide and came from France, India, Jordan, Morocco, Austria and South Africa,” he said. added, noting that Jordan’s award-winning mobile puppet theater aims to raise awareness among children. social, behavioral, emotional and cultural problems, regardless of their social or geographical origin.
Puppets World focuses on integrating and teaching values such as tolerance and compassion in a playful and entertaining way.
Co-founder Rami Bader – along with one of his puppets – received the award at the ceremony in Vienna on Tuesday, October 18, on behalf of the Puppets World team. In his speech, he highlighted the important values that the work of the organization transmits to children: “This puppet has been my tool to teach children about coexistence and acceptance of differences, regardless of gender, social class , their color, their religion and their culture. The IAA award will help us continue our work with passion and love.”
During the reception in Amman, in the presence of Minister of Education Azmi Mahafzah, the Austrian Ambassador congratulated the team and appreciated their work: “Your admirable work and your innovative approach bring a smile to the children’s faces.