On the 14th of August the first anti-war workshop for children took place in Kiev, Ukraine. It was such a hot day and the air conditioner at the gallery was broken. I felt a little jealous of all the little ones running around in their underpants.
When I first thought of the idea for Kids against war, I couldn’t imagine the amount of support I was going to receive! There was help from all kinds of people. Starting from Kseniya Bukshina who took care of the event organisation in Kiev and who was my partner from the start to the end, the team of Karas Art Gallery who volunteered to host the event (and trusted us with their perfect white walls even when we told them about 25 young children armed with paintbrushes and gouache), my friends and family who helped out on the day of the event, and finally all those people who I never met but who came to participate along with their children, open hearts and a lot of humanitarian aid.
I am so grateful to all of them and I want to believe that we will keep spreading the anti-war standpoint further together with children from all over the world.
The website for Kids Against war initiative is in the making, but for now you can read more about it and see more photos here.