Tuesday 02 June 2015 - 16:56:57         Posted by admin        

Children's Day in Ukraine

Children make a separate part of society who have their own rules of behavior and view on life which provide their development and turning into adults. Due to their special state, children need a special approach, social protection and respect of their rights.

In 2014 the whole world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1989 November 20 has been known as the Universal Children’s Day. Gift of Life Kremenets counselor Nina Andreychuk knows these facts very well therefore quite frequently the topic of her presentations for children is “The Alphabet of Your Rights”.  The counselor informs that children are sufficient members of society and they have many rights as the adults do and even more – they have their own special rights: a right to game, a right to family education, a right to communication with their mates. Such presentations are made for the LC clients as well as for the students of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church Sunday school.

It became a tradition for Ukraine to celebrate children’s day on June 1. This day is known as the International Day for Protection of Children. Devoted to this famous in Ukraine event at the Kremenets pro-life center there took place a special children’s holiday with all the traditional attributes: smiles, gifts, balloons and sweets.

Recently Ukraine also celebrated national costumes’ day therefore the style of the holiday was exclusively Ukrainian. In order to make every little participant happy our counselor decided to use a lottery as the gifts distribution method. No one felt offended: every child got a gift due to the chosen number.

The holiday became even more interesting because of the special guest: a 17 year old artist Tetyana presented her Ukrainian style handmade works for the first time for such a big audience.
Gift of Life manager
Nadiya Khodzinska

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