The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold a design experience program for children at the Peace Green Plaza of the World Cup Park on the occasion of Children’s Day on May 5.
The Children’s Design and Creativity Camp , which celebrates its fourth anniversary this year, attracted 1,700 participants to its first edition in 2008. Since then, the number of participants has continued to grow, reaching 3,000 children and family members in 2010, with the camp emerging as a representative design experience event for children.
The number of participants in this year’s event looks set to reach 4,000, including 550 children who have registered online and 700 children from underprivileged and multicultural families. Various auxiliary events will also be organized free of charge for children and families who have not applied in advance.
In collaboration with UNICEF’s “Awoo Doll” project, the event will feature actor Ahn Sung-ki attending as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. He will team up with Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon to design the Awoo Dolls in person together with children.
The main program of the event includes the “Loving Sharing from Seoul to the World” and “2011 Message of Hope from Seoul” campaigns, in which participants will have a chance to make UNICEF Awoo Dolls and traditional Haechi (Seoul symbol) dolls as creative artworks. A further event will allow children to convey messages of hope written on soccer balls to children in Africa.