Intercultural Festival launched in Sarajevo at the International Center for Children and Youth
Hundreds of primary school students and teachers of 9 municipalities participated in the Intercultural Festival launched in Sarajevo at the International Center for Children and Youth within the MDG-F Programme Culture for Development
UNESCOVENICE MDG-F news (5/02/2010)
More than 250 students and teachers from primary schools in 9 municipalities participated in the Intercultural Festival that was launched in Sarajevo at the International Center for Children and Youth. The Festival’s goal is to present the richness one customs and tradition of the peoples and minority groups in B-H, as well as to promote the development and protection of the minority rights, coexistence and tolerance. The Festival is organized within the MDG-F Programme Culture for Development.
The students of the primary schools throughout the Bosnia and Herzegovina were in the focus of the Intercultural Festival – they presented their customs through the dance, games, culinary specialties and films. In a creative way each municipality was presented at the exhibition “Frame for My Family Photo”.
Intercultural Festival gathered around 250 students and teachers from Bihać, Gradiška, Jajce, Mostar, Novo Sarajevo, Prijedor, Rudo, Srebrenik and Teslić. The Festival is part of the project „Development of the approach on resolution of the problem of inequality based on the ethnic bases at the community level”, that is implemented within the MDG-F Programme Culture for Development.
MDG-F Culture for Development is funded by the Spanish MDG Achievement Fund. It is a partnership programme implemented by three United Nations agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, namely the UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO, in close collaboration with the national Ministry of Civil Affairs, the entity Ministries of Culture and Education, as well as other institutions responsible for education and culture in the country.
Photo credit: Sarajevo Intercultural Festival, UNDP/P.Banjac
Contact : Pavle Banjac, Project Officer for Intercultural Awareness Component, MDG-F Culture for Development at pbanjac(at)undp.ba
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