On November 16, 2020, at 16:00, the Forum Shopping Center will host the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the International Children’s Creativity Competition “Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa”, where the works of finalists from Asian countries will be presented, as well as the official awarding of the winners from Kazakhstan.
This project dates back to 1990, a project that usually takes place on a two-year basis was initiated by the Asia-Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations and the Japan National Federation of UNESCO Associations. The project coordinator in the Republic of Kazakhstan is the Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs with the support of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO and the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty. The project is exclusively social in nature, giving children of Kazakhstan the opportunity to participate for free and express their talent.
During the years of this Festival, about 750,000 children from 24 Asian countries took part in the competition, always providing drawings about 5 happy days of their lives, accompanied by fascinating essays. The main mission of the project is to educate the ethics of interethnic communication, through acquaintance with the lives of children of different ethnic cultures of Asian countries, through illustrated diaries-Enikki, which are so popular in Japanese culture.
The winner, according to established tradition, is awarded with a diploma of the winner and an unforgettable trip to the land of the rising sun-Japan, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the winner of the International Festival of Children’s Creativity “Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa ” 2019-2020 will be awarded a cash prize of $ 2000.
The two-week exhibition will feature paintings by the winners and finalists of the 2019-2020 project from such countries of the Asian region as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam and Japan.
In addition to the exhibition of works of children’s creativity, guests who came on the opening day of the exhibition will also be able to enjoy the incredible spectacle of cooking Japanese dishes-a master show, as well as learn the beautiful art of the Eastern culture of ikebana, making origami and katagami, and a mysterious craft with a history of thousands of years – calligraphy.
The exhibition will be open for viewing from November 16 to 30, 2020 in the Forum Shopping center building, at 617 Seifullin Avenue, and every day viewers who want to visit the exhibition without leaving their homes will be able to see everything for themselves via live broadcasts on Instagram, on the page @unescoclubskz
Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs