OF TOLERANCE» TOOK PLACE IN BELOGORSK
DURING THE WEEK OF 14TH NOVEMBER AT SCHOOL
Belogorsk, Ukraine - 14-21st November 2011:
The school's motto is «Tolerance — the road to peace». Throughout
the week numerous activities related to tolerance took place
at the school. The activities included: tolerance themed performances;
forum theatre; article writing; video, literary, and musical
presentations; a roundtable to discuss tolerance; and a festival
called «The palette of cultures in Crimea» to celebrate Crimea's
rich and diverse cultural heritage.
During the «Week of tolerance» a competition called «Crimean
Cuisine» also took place. The competition saw students from
different classes prepare and present the national dishes of
different people living in Crimea. In addition, the latest issue
of the school newspaper was dedicated to the International Day
The events were supported in part by the Integration and Development
Center for Information and Research (IDC). IDC's support came
from a project funded by the OSCE High Commissioner on National
Minorities, with the assistance of the Government of Finland.
The «Week of Tolerance» in Belogorsk was also attended by guests
from other school districts, authors, developers of the school
course «Culture of Neighborhood», and representatives from IDC.
In addition, a concert was put on by Vladimir Zavalniuk's Theatre
Studio and the NGO «Mamay» from Kiev. The performance highlighted
Ukrainian-Tatar friendship and was supported by a project of
the International Renaissance Foundation.
INFORMATION: The International Day of Tolerance
was established by UNESCO in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary
of the organization and has since been celebrated on 16th November