Children’s Art Competition in South Africa Embraces Diversity and Commemorates International Migrants Day

Posted: 
12/16/10

IOM is holding a two-day art competition for children in South
Africa to celebrate the diversity that migrants bring to the
country.

The competition, held in the heart of the Administrative Capital
of South Africa, Tshwane, will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony
on Friday December 17.

Under the theme, ‘Friends from around the world’,
the competition is for children aged 6-16 with the aim of giving
them a voice to better illustrate their experience of living with
migrants or of being  migrants. It also aims to bring them
together to foster a spirit of unity and coherence from a young
age.

The children will draw and paint pictures to illustrate their
experiences of how friends from different countries and cultural
backgrounds make their lives better and what their understanding of
migration is.

The initiative is in partnership with the Tshwane Leadership
Foundation, a local civil society organization which works with
churches and communities to build an inclusive community.

This competition is part of IOM’s larger drive to
sensitise communities around the issue of inclusiveness in South
Africa.

For more information, contact:

Puseletso Mompei

Tel: +27 12 342 2789

Cell: +27 7168 999 66

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