Children are our most important treasure
16th New Year Our Children charity event launched countrywide until January 11th
By Polina Olkhovskaya
As is traditional, the eve of Christmas and the New Year sees the heads of Republican state run public authorities and local executive and administrative bodies visiting orphanages and children’s hospitals, trustees and foster families, as well as family-type orphanages, handing out gifts of computer technology and toys, clothes and footwear, furniture and sports equipment: everything which may be useful.
This year’s charity event features the President, members of the Government and employees of the Presidential Administration, the Constitutional Court and the National Bank. They are joined by the State Secretary of the Security Council and representatives of public associations such as Belaya Rus, the Belarusian Union of Women, the Belarusian Children’s Fund, the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRYU), World Without Borders, and Independent Assistance to Children. Some businessmen are also giving their time and resources. During the year, over 130 organisations have taken part in visiting over 170 boarding schools, orphanages, child care centres and large families.
A spectacular New Year’s party is scheduled at the Palace of the Republic, for December 27th, involving over 2,000 children: the most gifted and talent youngsters (winners of Olympiads, artistic contests and sports competitions), leaders of children’s organisations and associations, those with physical or mental disabilities, orphans and those left without parental guardianship, children from large families and from families on low incomes.
In addition, New Year performances for the above are to be held countrywide.