More than two hundred kites flew through the air and painted the sky of empathy among sister communities. Families from Peru and Venezuela lived an afternoon of fun, fellowship and many smiles this Sunday at the celebration of Children’s Day at the Agua Dulce Beach in Chorrillos.
The afternoon began with a kite decoration workshop in which girls and boys could express their emotions and create unique kites, which managed to be seen all over the beach and the boardwalks. Volunteers from Venezuela and the Zamba Canuta Collective supported the realization of this workshop and also shared a tasting of hot chocolate and food with everyone present, creating an atmosphere of integration, which was animated by live music.
“Children who arrive in Peru, not only integrate into the host society, but also integrate the whole family. To be able to find a space where Peruvian and Venezuelan families meet through childhood, is something that we promote and we want to do in recreational activities like this, celebrating Children’s Day, managing to get a smile and doing it in an outdoor space, like the beach”, said Federico Agusti, UNHCR Representative, the UN Refugee Agency in Peru.
“Here we see children of different nationalities, who from the purity of their noble thoughts are raising these kites where their desires are reflected. This day we get a message from the children: the union regardless of any prejudice. That is why from the Venezuelan community, we participate in each and every one of the activities of the #TuCausaEsMiCausa campaign, because that is the right direction, that of integration, solidarity and also of the gratitude of many Venezuelans towards the Peruvian people” said Oscar Pérez member of the NGO, Unión Venezolana.
“Thousands of children have arrived in the country and, without a doubt, children are the future that can contribute to development. Integration greatly facilitates support for the Venezuelan child population”, concluded Rogelio Quintero, Program Coordinator of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Peru.
The event was held minimizing the generation of waste on the beach and creating awareness of the need to preserve the environment. This activity is part of the integration and solidarity campaign between Peruvians and Venezuelans #TuCausaEsMiCausa, with the leadership of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Be part of this campaign and share the hashtags #TuCausaEsMiCausa. Also, visit the website www.tucausaesmicausa.pe and find out about the activities that take place throughout the country.