On the occasion of Taras Shevchenko’s 200th birthday celebration and the inclusion of this date into the UNESCO Calendar, the International Cultural and Educational Project 'United By Shevchenko’s Word' is realized this March in Kyiv.

The project is a four-stage initiative:

1. Photo project – 25 photos showing kids reading with their parents. Many Ukrainian celebrities will be participating in the photo project.

2. International Cultural and Art Ceremony 'United By Shevchenko’s Word' (March 10, Taras Shevchenko National Museum). Foreign ambassadors will recite some of Shevchenko’s poems in different languages.

3. 'A Lesson of Great Kobzar' for boarding-school kids, high risk groups and refugee children from the ATO (war zone). The lesson will be held by famous Ukrainian cultural and art figures in St.Sophia of Kyiv on March 13, 2015.

4. Gala Concert of Ukrainian song and kids painting exhibition on T.Shevchenko's works (end of March, the Taras Shevchenko House Museum in Pereiaslav town).

The project organizers include the Taras Shevchenko National Museum, International Ethnic and Cultural Project 'Folk-Ukraine', Olympic Swimming Foundation Supporting Youth (Inna Silantyeva) and International Foundation of Cultural Cooperation (Vlada Litovchenko).

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