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Compatriots from Morocco and Malaysia celebrated anniversary of Bedtime Stories project
Photo credit: International Union of Russian-Speaking Compatriots in Malaysia (MORS)
Morocco and Malaysia celebrated the anniversaries of the Bedtime Stories project, which started this spring.
The joint holiday "Night Tales of the World" brought together children and adults from seven countries, including Palestine, Lebanon, Iceland, Italy and others, the International Union of Russian-Speaking Compatriots in Malaysia told Russkiy Mir.
The project started in Morocco. The idea belongs to Natalia Bokh, assistant to the Honorary Consul General of Russia in Agadir. She began to read bedtime stories to children online every day. The idea of the project was picked up by activists from the union in Malaysia, because due to the very large time difference, children from Southeast Asia could not join the readings.
Adults and children came to the holiday in national costumes. The guys demonstrated outfits from different countries, and also talked about their favorite fairy-tale characters. Five-year-old Salma from Jordan presented her costume in a very touching way, she was in traditional clothes, embroidered by her great-grandmother.
Natalia Bohu, the inspirer and founder of the Bedtime Stories project, appeared in a Moroccan caftan, and the head of the union and “storyteller” Alena Belozertseva was in a Japanese summer kimono. The guests of the festive evening were children's writer Anna Goncharova, director of Russian School No. 1 in Marbella Irina Chistyakova, project friend from Moscow library No. 163 Oksana Chikul, international volunteer from Yekaterinburg Alla Katina.
Participants and guests were told about the results of the project. For seven months (Malaysia joined the project six months ago), more than 200 works were read. During this time, some of the participants achieved success in learning written and spoken Russian, the children learned more about the cultures of each other's countries, got acquainted and made friends.
To join the project, please, contact the organizers by e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]