In the Central state Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, an exhibition of works of the finalists of the International festival “Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa”, dedicated to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the National Commission of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO and the 70th anniversary since the founding of UNESCO Club movement.
On March 31, 2017, the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the first time opened an exhibition of works by the winners of the International Festival of Children’s Creativity “Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa”.
This project has been implemented since 1990, promoting UNESCO programs in the field of culture and education, with the aim of establishing and preserving intercultural understanding through children’s creativity.
Over the years, this Festival has been held on a two-year basis, about 700,000 children from 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific region have participated in the competition, presenting 5 happy days of their lives, accompanied by fascinating essays.
The organizers of the ” Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa “are the Japanese National Federation of UNESCO Associations, together with the Asia-Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations, with the support of the Public Relations Committee of the Mitsubishi Corporation.
Since 2008, the Republic of Kazakhstan has been a State party to the project. In Kazakhstan, the competition is held by the 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.
On the eve of the launch of the new cycle of the project “Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa 2017-2018”, the exhibition presents paintings of the winners of the project 2015-2016 from countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Timor-Leste, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Of course, the guests of the opening ceremony were particularly pleased with the colorful works of the eight Kazakhstani finalists of the competition.
The event was attended by partners of the Kazakhstan Federations represented by the Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty, Mr. Andrey Shevelev, representatives of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO and the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In the words of parting words, the guests of honor wished the children further creative improvement and expressed their hopes and trust for a bright and peaceful future not only for our country, but also for the whole of Asia.
In addition, at the opening ceremony, the three winners of the project from the city of Almaty were presented with memorable gifts from the organizers, and the new members of the UNESCO Clubs were solemnly handed over passports and badges of the UNESCO Club members. According to the traditions of mutual support of the UNESCO family, this event was decorated with rhythmic music by students of the Almaty Tchaikovsky Music College-the UNESCO Club.
In order to promote intercultural dialogue by introducing guests and residents of the “Southern Capital” to the life of the peoples and culture of Asian countries, the exhibition is held as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO and the 70th anniversary of the creation of the UNESCO Club Movement.
The exhibition will be open for viewing until April 14, 2017 at the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty, Samal-1, 44).