Peace, dolphins, and beaches: Georgian and Ukrainian children tell their Black Sea dreams

Peace, dolphins, and beaches: Georgian and Ukrainian children tell their Black Sea dreams

June 24, 2022

More than 130 inspiring artworks were submitted to the contest ‘Draw Your Black Sea Dream’, supported by the EU4EMBLAS project (European Union for Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea). This regional initiative is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia and Ukraine. 

The contest brought together over 130 schoolchildren from the coastal regions of both countries and helped them express their feelings about the Black Sea.

The war in Ukraine dominated artworks submitted by both Georgian and Ukrainian youngsters, according to a press release by UNDP. 

Children from Ukraine pictured their hopes for peace and told a story of a war-stricken coastline where the threat of mines swept people away from once crowded beaches. Georgian children showed support for their Ukrainian peers and sent them a message of friendship and solidarity,” said UNDP. “‘Sea. Life. Peace’, ‘No War!’, ‘I send you my love, peace and smile’, ‘The sea will fulfil our dreams’ – these emotional and heart-warming words enhanced the young artists’ visual messages.”

Ten prize-winning submissions (five from Georgia and five from Ukraine) are available on the EU4EMBLAS website.

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