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Ekol Children Painted Peace For April 23

To celebrate the April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, which was dedicated to all the children of world by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Ekol Logistics hosted a colorful project for the children of Ekol members from 12 different countries. The project, which was organized under the theme of “peace,” was intended for Ekol children under 18.

Empty postcards and a box of crayons were sent to the children. They were then asked to interpret the meaning of April 23 and to use their imagination to depict the word peace. The children used their creativity to express peace in any way they wanted, giving a message to adults. The paintings were collected at corporate headquarters. The paintings of 856 Ekol children from Turkey, Germany, Bosnia, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Ukraine. They were archived electronically, and then the original painting of each child was sent as an April 23 gift to another child in a different country.

Most of the paintings had doves as theme and featured flags of various countries, people hand-in-hand, and included peace mottos written in their native languages.

Ekol Logistics Marketing and Communications Director, Arzu Tan, stated that they want to celebrate this meaningful day with a one-of-a-kind visionary approach and said:

Even if it is just a drop in the bucket, we wanted to contribute to bringing up the next generations as more peaceful individuals by implementing this project at a time when civil wars are continuing in many countries, people are being forced to leave their countries, and terror threatens our daily lives, and to create awareness around this issue.

Moreover, a micro website was designed to exhibit the works in a virtual environment. The paintings will be exhibited on the micro websites and for two months.