“let’s Change the world for the better! “
In “Artek” has finished the XI international children festival “let’s Change the world for the better!” Peace day ceremony concluded the XI international children festival “let’s Change the world for the better!”, which gathered this year in “Artek” a record number of participating countries – 54 States from all continents of the world, reports the press service of ICC “Artek”.
Unchanged festival is organized by all-Ukrainian charitable Foundation of Hope and Goodness, which is headed by Valentyna Dovzhenko, international children’s center “Artek”, the General Director of the Elena Poddubnaya. Appreciating the contribution of the festival to the development of interstate relations, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ministry of social policy and the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine annually provide support in its implementation.
The festival created the conditions for the realization of the potential of each child, namely, participation in the work of the International NGO “world Children League of Nations” and in art program “planet of talents”. Main events of the festival were the meetings of the League, Days, countries, exhibitions, competitive concerts.
For the first time at the festival was presented a large-scale international project “War steals childhood” – photo exhibition, discussion and action, “Crane memory”. Held art events and competitions together with a long time partner of the festival “Coca-Cola”. July 25 was recorded record of Ukraine with the participation of 700 friends TM “Coca-Cola” from different countries in the format of “flash mob”.
Guests of campers became a permanent presidential representative in Crimea Viktor Plakida, Deputy Minister of social policy of Ukraine Lidiya Drozdova, Valentyna Dovzhenko, Chairman of the all-Ukrainian charitable Foundation of Hope and Goodness, representatives of the diplomatic corps in Ukraine.
During the League meetings and discussions, the participants noted that the world continue to be violated the provisions of the UN Convention on the rights of the child: children are at the center of conflicts, wars, victims of racism and exploitation do not always know how to behave in difficult situations and the modern information space. At the closing meeting of the 3rd session of the General Assembly of the League adopted an Appeal to heads of States and international organizations, which was signed at the final meeting of the General Assembly of the League.
Addressing the young messengers of peace, Director General of the Artek international children’s center Elena Poddubnaya said: “Artek tribune is a very high level. I believe that your statements and appeals from Artek on behalf of the world children’s League of Nations will be heard older politicians and leaders of all States, and this will affect the decisions of adults that are today at the helm of our planet. Artek believes in you and is ready for new meetings and festivals!”
The festival ended with a concert program, where young dancers and singers, musicians and original masters of the genre from 54 countries presented a bright performance of creativity, skill and inspiration called “This beautiful world “.
Children hope that this is another chance to address the world – “Adults hear our voice! We are different, but this is our wealth, we are together and this is our strength. We build the future “.
From the history of the festival.
International children festival “let’s Change the world for the better!” began its history in 2001 with the participation of children from 4 countries of the black sea economic cooperation – Ukraine, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia. The festival from year to year is becoming more popular and famous in the world. During the years of the festival in Ukraine have visited her friends about 7.5 thousand children from 73 countries of the world. This year the festival circle for the first time were joined by the representatives of Belgium, Kuwait and Slovenia.