OSI Monaco
UN’s Universal Children’s Day

Soutien Entraide Bénévolat and 10 other associations part of the Collective of Associations for Children’s Rights « CAP DE » will take part in the celebrations of the UN’s Universal Children’s Day, on 20th November 2015 at the Grimaldi Forum.

On Friday 6th and 13th November 2015, members from the CAP DE Collective dressed in Russian outfits will be present at the Condamine market and through Monaco-Ville to collect funds for two monegasques charities.

On Friday 20th November from 9am to 6.30pm, CAP DE members will have a booth at the Condamine Market to raise awareness among the general public for children’s rights and collect funds for that cause.

A big raffle will be organised on this occasion : the first prize is a cruise and many more prizes can be won (full days at the Thermes Marins, tickets for Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Circus Festival, etc…)

Funds collected will be given to Child CARE Monaco for the building of a school for girls in India and to NAMASTE for healthcare support in Nepal.

To mark the UN’s Universal Children’s Day, Isabelle Bonnal, Monaco’s Director of Education, Youth and Sport, has chosen to link it with 2015 –  Russian Year in Monaco, so at the Monegasque government’s invitation, the Loktev Russian folk ensemble formed in 1937 will give a public performance at the Grimaldi Forum on Friday 20 November at 7.30pm.

This event will further strengthen the links between our two countries by bringing youngsters from both together in one show. First Monegasque school children will give a performance, followed by the Loktev Ensemble of around 60 young artistes aged 7 to 17 performing folk dances; students of the Académie de Musique Prince Rainier III will also play selected pieces from their repertoire.

Over 20 years ago Prince Rainier III asked Monaco’s Department of Education, Youth and Sport to organise Universal Children’s Day in the Principality. This mobilisation of its education community to celebrate the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1989 continues today under the auspices of HSH Prince Albert II.