Online Forum marking World’s Children Day create awareness for legal, social, and economic conditions that allow the realization of human potential and capabilities through large-scale reforms in every field
Uzbekistan’s International Zamin Foundation, organized a well-attended web-forum to mark the 30th anniversary of the UN’s acceptance of 20th November as “World Children’s Day” with the cooperation and contribution of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). International institutions such as the UN, EU, and OSCE; representatives of relevant government agencies of various states, including Mr. Benedict Cheong, Chief Executive of Temasek Foundation International, who delivered a speech, as well as relevant management staff of Temasek Foundation International and Mr. Benson Lek, Development Director of Singapore company SixClouds Pte Ltd who also attended the event.
The Zamin Foundation is one of Uzbekistan’s most prominent Non-Governmental Organizations conducting social activities on an international scale, where H.E. Mdm. Ziroat Mirziyayeva, Chairperson of its Board of Trustees takes a crucial leadership of its activity by connecting local and International NGO’s as well as Government bodies towards expanding attention to the children’s needs in Uzbekistan and world-wide.
The purpose of the Forum is to create the legal, social, and economic conditions that allow the realization of human potential and capabilities in the modern world through large-scale reforms in every field. In her speech, H.E. Mdm. Ziroat Mirziyoyeva noted that the pandemic has seriously harmed the education of children. “According to UNESCO, due to the pandemic, one-third of the world’s schoolchildren are still unable to regain access to traditional education. This is a very sad situation. This problem is being partially addressed through online training courses. But the issue of education for children with disabilities is still a very sad one”.
Ms. Mirzoyoyeva also emphasized on importance to create equal opportunities and conditions for these children, as well as other children, to ensure all their rights since every child has their own identity. In turn, Mr. Benedict Cheong (pictured left) shared information on Temasek Foundation and its entities which supports a diverse range of programmes in Singapore and beyond, particularly its efforts in supporting children and education during COVID-19.