Organize

Organize a #makeheritagefun Activity

Why?

Heritage is for all - every one of us owns our heritage. But many times, we doubt this - we tend to believe that governments, heritage organizations own it. #makeheritagefun campaign is GoUNESCO's attempt to democratize heritage. We encourage you to discover, explore and interpret local heritage yourself.

How to?

In just five steps!

1. PLAN

  1. Identify the local heritage you want to explore
  2. Do a recce/survey of the site
  3. Mobilize volunteers
  4. Brainstorm on possible activities

2. PROMOTE

  1. Email us and we will create a Facebook event for your city
  2. Spread the word across your social network
  3. Use posters and other #makeheritagefun collateral shared by us
  4. Contact the local media

3. COORDINATE

  1. Update the Facebook event page with directions
  2. List your email address so you can field questions or clarifications. 
  3. Request participants to fill this form

4. EVENT DAY

  1. Arrive early.
  2. Ask attendees to share their names and emails for feedback.
  3. Describe the goal of #makeheritagefun and then the activity.
  4. Make sure everyone takes photos and videos and shares them on social media using the #makeheritagefun hashtag.
  5. Encourage interaction but also independent exploration.

5. WRAP UP

  1. Send a congratulations email to all participants
  2. Upload a brief report, with pictures here - link.

Ideas

You are not alone - you are in excellent company! Learn from excellent examples from around the world - #makeheritagefun events have been organized in over 125 cities - by GoUNESCO interns, volunteers, heritage organizations, companies and more.

Here are a few fun ideas.

Scene-from-movie-Šejtanov-ratnik-in-front-of-the-oldest-kafana-in-Belgrade

Belgrade - Participants visited a scene from a famous movie at the oldest "kafana" in town.

Nairobi-Kenyan-culture

Nairobi - visiting an open air museum dedicated to preservation of Kenyan culture by watching traditional dance performances.

Cairo-kids-excavating

Cairo - kids at the Children’s Civilization and Creativity Center having a go at excavating

Cairo-kids-excavating

Cairo - kids at the Children’s Civilization and Creativity Center having a go at excavating

Delhi-heritage-treasure-hunt

Delhi - a heritage treasure hunt was organized on the grounds of the Purana Qila.