Winners of Drawing Competition for Children Awarded in Nur-Sultan

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has marked its 30th anniversary in Kazakhstan. Winners of the #KIDS4RIGHTS drawing competition for children have been awarded as part of the global campaign in the capital.

The creative contest has been held by the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan in association with the UN Children’s Fund as well as with Belgian and Swiss Embassies.

The goal of the competition is to encourage the best works that reflect an understanding of the Concept. In total, 200 works were submitted by participants from all regions in Kazakhstan. An exposition has been organized, showcasing 30 works by finalists.

The Convention was ratified in Kazakhstan 25 years ago. In this significant year, the country supported a global commitment to children's rights.

“We need to remind ourselves of the importance of this convention. We have decided to take this initiative. Not only artistic quality of the pictures you can see here which is participated in this competition, but also the fact that these children are already very well aware of the issues that they do have rights and I think this is also very encouraging,” said EU Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Sven-Olov Carlsson.

“My son’s name is Yermukhammed Khasym. He drew how he plays every day with other kids.  There you can see square in the city, the school where he studies as well as his friends with disabilities. We think that all children have to express their feelings and rights, even in such a childish form. This method can help the children to feel more protected and secured,” said Gulmira Izimbergenova.