Tunisia: Kids Fest, children send message of hope

A day of celebration in Sidi Bou Said on April 26

21 April, 12:52

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    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, APRIL 21 - A gathering for children, teen-agers and their families which will further a message of peace and tolerance is going to take place in Sidi Bou Said on April 26. KidsFest Tunisie, this year at its second edition, is a celebration modeled on Sarajevo's Kid's Festival, an event born in 2004 which attracts more than 40 thousand children coming from the entire Bosnia-Herzegovina every year.

    Tunisian organisers hope the meeting will become a fixture in the Tunisian calendar.

    "We are searching for a universal outlook capable of uniting kids and grown-ups, we've all been children.

    Our festival is contagious and symbolic and we want to project this spirit of invention and reflection" said the project's creator, Susanne Prahl.

    KidsFest aims to turn the notion of "being a citizen of the world" into reality, "we want to place the child at the centre of public discourse and action in order to make him a better citizen in the future".

    On the morning of April 26, Sidi Bou will be invaded by a colourful carousel of children, other activities inspired by themes such as the arts, the environment, sustainable development, active citizenship will be organised in the afternoon. Movies that tackle similar subjects will be shown in the evening. ViaKult Office and the Kamar association took on the management of the event which also boasts the participation of many sponsors and foreign embassied in Tunis as well as of Tunisian society.

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