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My World My Way 1

The 1st Edition of this children’s literary contest was launched in 2017. During the call, we worked hand in hand with schools and families to break down stereotypes in society and promote equity throughout 5 Latin American countries.
The first edition of this international contest for children between 6 and 13 years of age counted on the participation of girls and boys from Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Colombia. In their stories they were asked to involve the characters proposed by Fundación Comparlante.

Character with visual impairment and his guide-dog.

Our 1st character is a child with visual impairment

Visual impairment refers to the deficiency of the vision system which affects acuity and visual field, ocular motility and perception of colors and depth, resulting in diagnoses such as low vision or blindness.
He is accompanied by his guide dog: an animal specially trained to provide assistance for the mobility and independence of the visually impaired.
Illustration of a girl with brown hair in two ponytails, wearing a purple dress with pink flowers, long pink stockings, and black shoes. She smiles sitting in her wheelchair.

Our 2nd character is a girl with motor disability

Motor disability refers to a physical condition which influences the body’s ability to control and move, characterized by disturbances in the person’s movement, balance, speech, and breathing.
To facilitate her movement and autonomy, she has a wheelchair that adapts and responds to her needs.
Illustration of a girl with long blonde hair wearing an orange t-shirt, jeans, and black shoes.

Our 3rd character is a girl with Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a congenital disorder derived from total or partial triplication of the chromosome 21, a cognitive spectrum disability that results in mental retardation and growth as part of certain physical changes.
Illustration of a boy with short curly black hair wearing a green long-sleeved shirt, light blue jean shorts, socks, and white sneakers. He has a green headphone and with his hands is making the word friendship in Sign Language.

Our 4th character is a child with hearing impairment

Hearing impairment or deafness refers to the impossibility or difficulty of making use of the sense of hearing due to a loss of partial (hearing loss) or total hearing loss unilaterally or bilaterally. Like other physical disabilities, deafness can originate at birth or be acquired over the years of life.
In order to communicate, deaf people use Sign Language: a complete system of communication which, just as the spoken language allows to transmit ideas and feelings, transforming words into gestures carried out mainly with hands.

The protagonists of our First Edition

Meet the winners

Access the winning stories and be amazed with the creation of the little writers who with their imagination are already shaping a more accessible world and equity for all.

First place:

Story: Los colores de Tom.

Author: Agustina Irene Abdo Valdiviezo

School: Liceo Internacional,
Quito.

Cover of the story “Los Colores de Tom”, winner story of the First Prize at the International Literary Contest “My World My Way, First Edition”. The main character appears with his hands full of paint, his guide-dog and some flowers. In addition to the name of the story, appear the names of the writer, the illustrator and the logo of Fundación Comparlante.

Second place:

Story: Mi mundo se llama silencio.

Author: Ariana Valenzuela Muñoz.

School: Colegio Ecuatoriano-Español America Latina, Quito.

Cover of the story "Mi mundo se llamaba silencio”, winner story of the Second Prize at the International Literary Contest "My World My Way, First Edition”. The main character appears holding a tape recorder, smiling in a meadow. In addition to the name of the story, appear the names of the writer, the illustrator and the logo of Fundación Comparlante.

Third place:

Story: Felipe.

Author: David Rodolfo Jiménez Camaño.

School: Saint Gregory School,
San José.

Bandera de Costa Rica.
Cover of the story "Felipe", winner story of the Third Prize at the International Literary Contest “My World My Way, First Edition". The main character appears holding a prize in his hands, his guide-dog and some flowers. In addition to the name of the story, appear the names of the writer, the illustrator and the logo of Fundación Comparlante.

Special mentions

Story: Una gran amistad.

Author: Melina Bogarín Monge.

School: Saint Gregory School, San José.

Bandera de Costa Rica.
Cover of the story “Una gran amistad”, winner story of a Special Mention at the International Literary Contest “My World My Way, First Edition”. The main characters appear having fun in a meadow. In addition to the name of the story, appear the names of the writer, the illustrator and the logo of Fundación Comparlante.

Story: Un breve relato sobre mis super-poderes.

Author: Galo Dana.

School: Santo Tomás Moro, La Plata.

Bandera de Argentina.

Story: This is me.

Author: Estefania Alexandra Moreno Marin.

School: Liceo Internacional, Quito.

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