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KIZUNA Campaign: Messages from the World sponsored by UNESCO


Unfortunately, a number of children around the world are not receiving the educational opportunities they deserve due to regional conflicts or natural disasters. The Japan Team of Young Human Power (JHP), a nonprofit organization whose main activity is to create and provide learning occasions for such children, is inviting Japanese students to send their paintings to an annual art exhibition the organization is hosting for a benefit of Cambodian children.

Established in 1993, JHP has been active in various educational support projects mainly for Cambodian children and has assisted in building schools, promoting music and art education in the country, and more. Aiming to introduce Cambodian children to the enjoyment of art, the organization started its art education support project in 1999 by hosting an annual painting exhibition that features a variety of creative paintings contributed by Japanese and Cambodian children. The exhibition tours elementary schools and other locations throughout Cambodia. For the 9th exhibition in 2010, the exhibition received 2,848 entries from Cambodia and 282 from Japan.

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For the upcoming 10th exhibition, JHP is currently inviting students in Japan (elementary through high school) to paint according to this year’s theme and enter their work in the exhibition. Group entry by school (10 paintings or more for each school) as an educational activity is also welcome, which will present participating schools and their students a valuable opportunity to build a friendship with Cambodian students and enjoy cultural exchanges with them by sending messages and pictures. Share your love for art with Cambodian children!

■Entry period:July 1 to October 31, 2011
■Painting themes: Grade 1 & 2—free theme
Grade 3 to 6, junior high & high school students
Festivals and events of your country you want to show to people in other countries
■Size of paper:A3 (may be used vertically or horizontally)
■Material:Free (avoid color pencils if possible)
■Questions/Entry submission:JHP (attn. Ohira)

Yomiuri Rikogakuin Building 6th floor 5-26-16 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014

TEL: 03-6435-0812
FAX: 03-6435-0813
E-mail: tokyo-office* (replace * with @ when sending)
‧For more information, visit JHP official website: (in Japanese)