(Reposted from: Women for Development NGO)
“Women for Development” NGO is pleased to announce its 4th annual peace drawings and essays contest, with this year’s theme being “Peace Lessons from COVID-19” (here are the link from the previous contests).
Presently the coronavirus pandemics has become a challenge for the entire humanity, and the emergency state being declared in many countries around the globe has forced millions of people to stay home, creating hurdles in everyone’s daily lives and working rhythms.
Despite the challenges, nowadays we are also given an opportunity to grow, learn some lessons and have a fresh outlook on the daily transforming realities.
The goal of the contest is to show how this pandemic has impacted the personal lifestyles and outlooks of the schoolchildren and youth from various countries, what lessons have each of them learned individually as well as what they think the humanity has learnt globally from the COVID-19 – what will the world be like after the pandemics, what kind of recommendations do they have to the politicians and world leaders in the directions of reducing inequalities, poverty, racism, nationalism, wars, environmental catastrophes in various corners of the world, and other issues.
Through this contest, our wish is to once again accentuate schoolchildren and youth attention to the values of peace, love, harmony and tolerance and to show everyone that any difficult situation can be overcome only with unity and consolidation and that this is a wake-up call to humanity to reassess the real values, to empathize with each other, to save our nature and to establish peace in the world.
The contest is being conducted online, participants can be teenagers and youth between ages 15-29 from Armenia and any other country of the world.
The deadline for contest submissions is April 27, 2020. Submissions received after the indicated date will not be considered.