Hello dear participants,
Today is the International Day for the Protection of Children. On this occasion, I want to congratulate all of the children of the world, wishing them a colorful and peaceful childhood.
I thank you for organizing such an event, and I am very happy that we were also able to take part in this event.
Today, I will speak about issues related to my peers, more specifically about their right to rest, the social shape, the limited opportunities of rural children, etc…
Sometimes, especially in rural environments, we face a problem: after school, and sometimes during school, children, based on their family social shape, are commonly forced to work in different places to ease the family financial situation. We all are aware that everyone has a right to rest. Nevertheless, many children spend the time that they can dedicate to their rest and personal activities working for the welfare of their families.
However, even in this case, we cannot locate even a touch of dissatisfaction in the eyes of those children. In our times, such children are unique individuals. Outwardly, they may be wearing worn clothes, but inwardly they are full of life.
Another problem that is related to children of rural locations is linked to the limited opportunities of rural children.
In our rural community, the cultural life is quite underdeveloped, and there is no cultural hustle. I often hear from our community’s teachers and the elderly that back then many theatrical performances were set, about which they speak with great excitement, whereas for our generation this seems to be a dreamy vision.
We have a cultural centre and event hall in great condition. We have an audience of more than 1000 people. We only lack actors, a theatre and finally, a cultural inspiration.
In our textbooks, we observe the biographies and masterpieces of great playwrights; however, as they say, it is better to see it once than to hear it a thousand times. After all, if we cannot visit the city to view plays, the city can come to us, bringing with them the blooming cultural spirit to Mountainous Tavush.
This was all that I had prepared to present within the margins of this event. Thank you for dedicating time and listening to me. I hope that we will somewhat be able to be helpful to all children who face such challenges.