June 1 – International Children’s Day
2 June 2023

International Children’s Day is one of the most important international holidays. The decision to hold it was made in 1925 at the World Conference on the Welfare of Children in the city of Geneva. The main task of the holiday is to recall the laws for the protection of children’s rights, which are enshrined in international conventions.

       In the resource center for inclusive education, located at school-gymnasium №1 named after I. Aidarbekov, in the village of Lebedinovka, a festive speech matinee was held in the format of the Flower Day quest, the event was held as part of the Bizdin Mektep project, implemented by the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia under financial support of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan. The organizers set the task for the children – to find the treasure that the pirates hid on the Treasure Island. However, the children could find the treasure only with the help of a map torn into small pieces by cunning pirates, which they hid in secluded corners of the island. As the tasks were completed, the participants found fragments of the map in order to put it together later. The tasks were diverse – tell a poem, guess riddles about nature, identify the voices of birds, sing a song, draw a picture. The organizers of the event tried to make this day memorable for children with bright events and good mood. At the end of the quest, the little participants received prizes – children’s thematic encyclopedias.

As Anara Nadirbekova, the director of the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, noted: “International Children’s Day is a reminder to adults of the need to protect the rights of the child and provide him with a carefree childhood, improve his legal literacy, so that all children was able to study, grow up happy, do what they love and in the future become wonderful parents and citizens of their country. According to the UN, today more than 160 million minors worldwide are subjected to illegal exploitation. At the same time, about 300,000 children from poor countries regularly experience problems with nutrition and medical care. Every child has the legal right to a happy childhood. The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia is working to ensure that Kyrgyzstan has an effective system of support for educational practices and comprehensive social support that help children acquire the skills necessary for an independent and dignified life.”

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