July 20, 2019

Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine

Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine teams up  with Teachers Against Violence Project  for human rights, inclusive education and  cultural diplomacy

Friday, 7 June 2019: On the occasion of the International Children’s Day, the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine, in cooperation with Teachers Against Violence Project (Princess Carina Organization, Switzerland) jointly organized  “The Children’s Corner” charity event. 

The event took place in Kyiv in GDIP Media Center in tribute of Malteser Relief Service of Ukraine and for the promotion of modern Ukrainian children’s literature, cultural diplomacy and human rights. This time the event partners were also: Femmes Internationales Murs Brisés (France), «Art Reconciliation» (Ukraine), Ukrainian Maecenas (Ukraine), CAWA Media (Sweden) as well as Teaching Methodology of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages and Literatures Department (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv).

Teachers Against Violence Project for human rights, inclusive education and cultural diplomacy.

Earlier on 30 May 2019, the presentation of the book “Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” for  children with special needs of the 8th gradetook place. The author read philosophical fairy-tales together with children, and showed them illustrations of René Magritte’s paintings, aiming to encourage children to study the world’s culture, as well as to read more.

“The Children’s Corner” was attended by family members of diplomats accredited to Ukraine, students of the School of Young Ukrainian Diplomats, journalists and photographers. Dr. Antonio Gazzanti Pugliese di Cotrone, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine, personally greeted distinguished guests and thanked Mrs. Elizaveta Melnychenko and Princess Karina Bagration (PCO Honorary President) for their ongoing support. 

It was followed with “Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” book and art-project presentation by its author, a modern Ukrainian writer Elizaveta Melnychenko. The book includes 12 modern Ukrainian fairy-tales based on 50 René Magritte’s paintings. Among other activities there were book reading, quest and giving of the book “Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” with the author’s signature to a quest-winner. 

The book presentation was reproduced on the auditorium’s screens with illustrations of René Magritte’s art works. The author pointed out that by means of her book she strives to encourage children to enjoy world’s culture, as well as modern Ukrainian literature.

Later, the presentation dedicated to Malteser Relief Service of Ukraine and its latest charitable activities, took place. The guests were shown a video-report on recent charitable activities of the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Ukraine as well. Subsequently, everybody who made a charitable contribution participated in networking, photo session and lottery. The prizes included various books by award winning Ukrainian authors, (2 books “Blue Forest and the Wizard Magritte” among them) and tailor-made handmade sweets.

For further information:

Missions of the Order of Malta to Ukraine: https://www.orderofmalta.int/contacts/ukraine/Princess Carina Organization: https://www.princesscarina.org

Pictures by Embassy of the Order of Malta to Ukraine.

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