UNICEF, partners and children celebrate the International Day for Protection of Children at the UN House in Ashgabat

01 June 2022
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UNICEF Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, 1 June 2022 – Today on 1st of June, UN House in Ashgabat opened its doors to celebrate the International day for protection of children. The event was held to congratulate and award the 7 winning schools of the creative poster contest “Who is my hero?” in promoting healthy lifestyle, which was conducted by UNICEF in partnership with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and medical industry. The celebration gathered around 100 guests including children, representatives of the Government, diplomatic community, UN staff and media.

Schools from Ashgabat and Ahal velayat attended the event in person, while winners from the other velayats joined the event online, and all of them received memorable gifts including laptops and sound systems.

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UNICEF Turkmenistan

During the event, the participants enjoyed a video, where UNICEF team in Turkmenistan interviewed children of all ages about their biggest dreams. A princess dress, becoming a doctor, a wish for all children to be healthy and happy – only sky is the limit when it comes to dreaming.

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This special occasion continued with the children choir performing a song “Ashgabat”, followed by the song “Imagine” performed by Dovran Shammiyev, a student of Turkmen State conservatory and SDG Ambassador. In fact, the entire room joined this performance and sang along with him.

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UNICEF Turkmenistan

The event culminated with the walk through the 300-poster exhibition of all works submitted by the talented and creative children of Turkmenistan.

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UNICEF Turkmenistan

“Children have the most creative spirit, and their imagination does not have limits. This contest allowed the children to showcase their talents and contribute to the promotion of healthy lifestyle among the population. UNICEF would like to thank all the participants and partners for making this event a reality. And, since it is on 1st of June, it makes it even more special, as we celebrate the International Day for Protection of Children” -said Alexandru Nartea, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Turkmenistan.

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This activity was possible thanks to the funding contribution from the Government of Turkmenistan and the World Bank in the framework of the Turkmenistan COVID-19 Response Project.

To access the full gallery of posters, please visit https://www.unicef.org/turkmenistan/stories/gallery

Media contacts

Mahriban Mullabayeva
Communication Officer
UNICEF in Turkmenistan
Tel: +993 12 488355

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