“Children need freedom” – this is the motto of this year’s World Children’s Day on 20 September. UNICEF and the Child Relief Organization are calling on the federal, state and local authorities to create more opportunities for children and young people to participate. They need freedom to contribute their wishes and ideas and to be taken seriously. Politics and society must create the necessary conditions for this. All over Germany many events take place on the occasion of this. So also in Hagen.
Open-Air Festival for Children for World Children’s Day 2018
This coming Friday, 21st of September, will take place in Dr. Ing. Ferdinand David Park Hagen’s largest children’s and family party for World Children’s Day. From 3 pm to 6.30 pm, visitors will find numerous games and creative offers, a bungee run, hands-on workshops and a lively stage program. Organized by the Allerwelthaus Hagen, the Kinderschutzbund Hagen and the Department of Youth and Social Affairs of the City of Hagen are more than 22 Hagen actors such as schools and kindergartens, the municipal mobile home, terre des Hommes, UNICEF, the Hagen Working Group for Children’s Rights and many others at the festival for Small and large involved. Hagener companies and the Hagen agency have made the popular raffle with attractive prizes possible with great odds for small use with attractive prizes.
With the proceeds of the festival, the organizer community is supporting terre des hommes’ Girl’s Cafe of Lyari project, a district of the Pakistani Metzropole Karachi. The aim of the project is to give young girls a future perspective through education, knowledge and arts and crafts courses and to strengthen self-confidence. The district of Lyari until 2014 was characterized by gang wars and extreme violence. For the 2018 World Children’s Day theme motto, “We want to be strong,” the educational concept of the Girl ‘Cafe by Lyari has been a godfather
After the opening of the festival by OB Erik O. Schulz, the attractive stage program with performances by numerous Hagen children and adolescents begins. Admission to the festival is free, all Hagen children and their parents are welcome.
VRR launches “Fit for bus and train”
The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr also supports World Children’s Day on 20 September this year. All children under the age of 15 travel free of charge on all the means of transport of the transport companies in the association area this coming Thursday. A ticket is not necessary. The VRR is happy when the young passengers are on the buses and trains. On this day, there is a good opportunity to try the bus and train ride. Parents can travel with their children by bus or travel together for the first time.
The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr also supports World Children’s Day on 20 September this year. All children under the age of 15 travel free of charge on all the means of transport of the transport companies in the association area this coming Thursday. A ticket is not necessary. The VRR is happy when the young passengers are on the buses and trains. On this day, there is a good opportunity to try the bus and train ride. Parents can travel with their children by bus or travel together for the first time
Public library celebrates at the World Children’s Day
World Children’s Day will be celebrated at Dr. Ferdinand David Park next Friday, September 21st, from 3 to 6:30 pm – and the city library will be there. At the big festival, the children’s library is setting up an action stand where children can tinker with old books, try out Ting and TipToi pens and guess what’s in different boxes. There are also narrative theater demonstrations and workshops with boomwhacker musical instruments. Information on tel. 02331-2073591.
World Children’s Day also in Westfalenbad
On Saturday, September 22, the WESTFALENBAD offers great activities for families with children from 1 pm to 6 pm: For the young guests slide shows, aqua basketball and a treasure hunt are on the program. Between 2 pm and 6 pm, Indian children’s tales are read out toddlers. In the sauna area there is a fairytale lesson and child-friendly infusions. For children up to 17 years, the entrance fee for this day is reduced by 50%.
World Children’s Day feast in the lobby
On Sunday, September 23, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the Europaplatz in Vorhalle, the World Children’s Day Festival of the Falcons takes place. The offers are organized and carried out by the youth facilities of the Falken (youth center Altenhagen, youth center Vorhalle, playhouse Brockhausen and falcon center Wehringhausen) The actors of the stage program are children and young people from the facilities.
The festival is hosted by SJD (Socialist Youth of Germany), the Falken UB Hagen / EN and also offers a children’s program.