The Decade of Childhood Begins

The Decade of Childhood Begins

Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, greeted and thanked all those who had taken active part in the creative and educational programs of the graduates of the summer school Patrium. This project united children from 34 regions of Russia. Those children were the most active users of internet portal Global Talents, the winners of patriotic competitions.


During two days Patrium participants with their mentoring experts developed projects. They divided into three sections: political, economic and spiritual. Their work was serious and difficult but exciting. The children wrote the Code for Young Patriots, thought through the Strategy for the Development of Russia until 2030 and created the symbol of the Day of Russia. On the third day of the program they presented the results of their work in the Federation Council. Lilia Gumerova, first deputy chairperson of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture, held the meeting with the participants of Patrium. She highly appreciated the work of schoolchildren and even offered options for applying their projects in practice.


The program of the summer school Patrium included important elements like participation of children in the action Candle of Memory and their visit to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War on the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow. The children could feel the tragedy of military events and realize once again that the future is impossible without remembering the past. Moreover, they understood that a true patriot should not only be proud of the deeds of his ancestors, but also remember their great deeds and prove with everyday labor that they had defended their country for a worthy future. Another important event was participation in the dialogue We Are the Heirs of the Victory. There they had an opportunity to express their views on the topic discussed and personally communicate with political figures, actors, athletes and other famous people.


Many of those who took part in Patrium had never visited Moscow before their participation in the summer school project. That is why on the final day children walked along Red Square and had an exciting excursion to the Moscow Kremlin.

The summer school Patrium was not the first project in terms of Global Talents. This site regularly holds many competitions in numerous, such as literature, painting, music, history, law, stage direction and so forth. Every child irrespective of region he lives in can join Global Talents in order to reveal his abilities, find friends and develop his talent. For participation they can get diplomas and prizes. Being a part of this community means having a plenty of opportunities.


By order of the President of Russia 2018 will be the beginning of the Decade of Childhood. Global Talents contributes to promoting spirituality, morality and patriotism among the young and to the development of their talents.


Global Talents directed by Marina Volynkina exists more than 2.5 years. Senator Lilia Gumerova supervises the project and regularly holds meetings with its participants in the Federation Council. Yekaterina Kudryavtseva is the project’s moderator who became a good friend and mentor for its young users. Yekaterina says that during the work of the summer school Patrium many parents thanked the organizers of the project. Global Talents is very grateful for acknowledgements. In fact, the best praise for the project is feedback from its participants. 


Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women's Community

Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov