The community initiative “Restoring Donbas” opened an exhibition of children’s drawings in Chernivtsi
15:37 / 24 Nov. 2015 / 1220
Today, November 24, it was opened an exhibition of children’s drawings “Peace and war through the eyes of Donbas children” in Chernivtsi Regional Center of aesthetic education. This is the second exhibition (the first was took place in Zhitomir). The community initiative “Restoring Donbas” continues the series of exhibitions of the regional contest “Peace and war through the eyes of Donbas children”, which was carried out during May-August 2015. Its aim – is to introduce Donbas children to children from other regions of Ukraine, to build a dialogue between them. Their communication is the key to the unity and a source of inner strength for overcoming the difficulties of Ukraine.
Children from Chernivtsi were able not only to see the pictures of their peers from Donetsk and Luhansk regions, but also to watch a few videos, where Donbas children told about their feelings during the hostilities and appealed to children from other regions of Ukraine. At the same time, each child could make his own responding video.
In addition, pupils from aesthetic education center, who opened the exhibition, obtained a collection of children’s drawings from Donbas with their letters, comments of psychologists and members of social networks.
«We keep on showing the dreams and feeling of Donbas children to other regions of Ukraine through the exhibitions. It was in Zhytomyr. Today we are in Chernivtsi. Then we plan to conduct it in five more regions of Ukraine and sincerely believe that Donbas children will be heard. We hope that their dreams will come true», – Alena Tereshchenko (volunteer of the initiative) said during the opening ceremony.
At the end of the opening ceremony, children had an opportunity to see the works of the participants and the winners of the contest, to watch the films, which help to learn more about Donbas before the war and destructions during the hostilities.
Exhibition of drawings, which is organized by community initiative “Restoring Donbas”, will be carried out in Chernivtsi during one week. Later it will go to other regions of Ukraine.
Let us remind that children’s drawing contest “Peace and war through the eyes of Donbas children” was announced on May 9, 2015. By August 25 – the last day of the submitting the drawings –community initiative «Restoring Donbas» has received more than 300 works from children, who are living in Donbas, and from children-IDPs. The winners were determined in 3 age groups: 5-8 years, 9-12 years, 13-16 years, and “People’s Choice Award.”
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