Isfahan has a long history in the coexistence of different cultures and ethnicities. It allows events such as this festival to create healthy international competition among children and youth. As the city is a child-friendly one, according to UNICEF, holding such fests on painting as the universal language, can pay the way for urban growth. It is hoped that Isfahan International Children’s Painting Festival, free from the hubbub of the world, would promise peace, freedom and empathy in order to provide a safe and beautiful place for children.
Respecting the children’s rights, the festival has a mission to
- Evaluate its urban planning from the children’s point of view;
- Provide the welfare of children and youth in line with the rights of children, taking into account their views towards the city;
- Raise awareness of children on the different aspects of life;
- Increase children’s desire to participate in international cultural, artistic and social events;
- Understand children’s views on urban construction;
- Strengthen the sense of civic engagement, raise the sense of national identity and enhance ideas and attitudes of children around environment; and
- Be an exercise for children to participate in creating a better future for the world.