On the eve of “Children’s Protection Day”, on the 29th of May, a festival for children from needy and socially-unprotected families was held in the circus on Tsvetnoi boulevard in U. Nikullina. It was organized by the Moscow Government Public Relations Committee. During the festival, HOPE worldwide – Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) took part in an exhibition with non-profit organizations which won the government’s competition for socially significant projects in Moscow.
Hundreds of children of different ages and their parents “flooded like a river” to the entrance of the circus on that day. The festival began on the street where everyone was greeted by a wind band and spectacular puppets, which created a solemn and festive mood. On entering the circus, any pair of eyes would have been dazzled by the abundance of clowns, puppets and live animals, starting with poodles and chimpanzees and ending with a panther, a jaguar and several tigers.
Children received various souvenirs and were able to take photos together with their favourite cartoon characters and with the animals. They could even pet them, which brought genuine delight to the children and some of the animals as well.
In the foyer an exhibition was held of various charities and non-profit organizations that work with children and families who need help.
HOPE worldwide – Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru) presented to the general public works created by children and invalids who participate in the Children’s Club Program: City of HOPE, and the Family Centre program.
Works made from various materials were presented, which had been created in all kinds of interesting styles. Visitors were able to familiarize themselves with the works in detail and receive consultation from experts to learn about ways to create these art works, and to learn more about the work of HOPE worldwide – Russia (Nadezhda po vsemu miru).
After the program in the foyer, everyone was treated to a spectacular concert and circus performance directly in the circus ring with clowns, acrobats, and trapeze artists. The children never grew tired of applauding, and of course they had a reason.
Judging by the smiles on the children’s faces and the good mood of their parents, we can confidently say that the Festival was a huge success!