1 June 2004
Exhibition of the winning art works of children to be published in the next edition of the UNESCO album “The children are painting the world, Kazakhstan” took place on June 1st 2004 in Presidents' Cultural Centre, Astana. Minister of Culture Mr. Dyusen Kaseinov and Minister of education and Science Mr. Zhaksybek Kulekeyev welcomed children, their parents and teachers gathered from all over Kazakhstan. Special prizes established by sponsors of the album were given to the brightest young talents.International project of album series - “The children of the world are painting” is the global project devoted to support the outstanding self-expression of children through the arts and crafts, to encourage and promote the creativity of young talents, and contribute by these means to the culture of peace.
Official UNESCO partner for realization of this project in Kazakhstan is Almaty School of Arts named after A. Kasteev. During the five years of this project works of more than 4000 children and teenagers aged from 3 to 17 from all over Kazakhstan were published in the album. Each year the interest and attention of people from all over the world to the artistic performance of children, their view of the world and in Kazakhstan’s history, culture and traditions is rising.
Despite of publication of fourth album of this series, UNESCO is planning to publish a Compact Disc of the best children’s works devoted to fifth anniversary of the project.