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NCCPIM&TIP, UNICEF Organize Award Ceremony for Art Drawing Competition

Thu 04 Apr 2024 | 04:40 PM
Ahmed Emam

The National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in persons (NCCPIM&TIP) organized an award ceremony for the Art Drawing Competition, in collaboration with Ministry of Social Solidarity, and UNICEF, to raise awareness of the students on the risks of Irregular Migration and the alternatives.

The competition targets middle and high school students in 12 governorates, representing two schools per governorate. This comes within the implementation of the 3rd National Action Plan for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration (2021-2023), emanating from the National Strategy for Combating Illegal Migration (2016-2026).

In her remarks, H.E. Naela Gabr, Chairperson of NCCPIM&TIP, emphasized in her speech her keenness to organize this art competition due to its positive impact on enhancing awareness among vulnerable groups, especially youth, and shedding light on the hazards of irregular migration and its negative consequences not only on migrants but on all of the family members.

In turn,  Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF Representative in Egypt, said that irregular migration is an important issue with serious consequences on children, families, and communities. He highlighted that this art competition aims to raise awareness on the risks of irregularmigration from the children's perspectives and address the challenges which are associated with it. 

He added that UNICEF, through its long-term partnership with the National Coordinating Committee, is working on protecting children on the move and looking forward to enhance this partnership so that the children and their families will not go through the risks of irregular migration.

"Today, through art, young talent sheds light on the realities faced by those who undertake irregular migration. let us remember that each artwork represents a call to action. Reminding us of the urgent need to continue our work to guarantee that every child in Egypt has access to essential services and is protected from all forms of violence. The art pieces also remind us to fortify our efforts in creating a world where migration is a choice, not a necessity born out of desperation."

The awards were distributed by the Chairperson of the National Coordinating Committee, Dr. Akram Hassan - Representative of the Minister of Education and Technical, Counselor Mohammed Al-Kamari - Representative of the Ministry of Social Solidarity, and the Representative of UNICEF in Egypt.