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“We are thrilled to bring a LEGO building experience to the world’s largest celebration of CREATIVITY and imagination on the National Mall. What the International Child Art Foundation does to encourage a child’s inner CREATIVITY is something we passionately admire and are proud to support, because we believe children who are exposed to CREATIVE ACTIVITIES from a very young age go on to become the world’s most meaningful contributors.”
– Michael McNally, LEGO Brand Relations Director.
“Looking backward on my experiences there, I can hold it responsible for shaping the young adult I am today. Being CREATIVE is something innate in us as humans, but for the first time, in Washington, I was shown its utter importance. The coming together of an international host of people from all walks of life to celebrate CREATIVITY may seem irrelevant to more serious or pressing world causes, but there I learnt the impact of empowering a generation.”
– Ella Gordon-Latty, New Zealand’s 2nd Arts Olympiad winner; Delegate to 2003WCF.
“The festival was very important to acquaint American people not only with the traditional Tajik dance, but also to show a variety of rich cultural traditions of Tajikistan. Tajik girls have met a lot of new friends at the festival including their host family, which supported them a lot during their staying in Washington, D.C. All in all, the experience gained by the participation on the festival and cultural activities were very intense and positive, inspiring the girls to continue doing CREATIVE work in their home country.”
– Mumtoz Kamolzoda of Tajikistan, Host of Children’s Art and Historiography workshop.
“At the Festival, the idea of “older children teaching younger kids” influenced me the most. ICAF wanted to teach art and CREATIVITY to our community – so many other people do – but ICAF did this through the kids. Through us. And I decided to carry on ICAF’s mission – through myself. Out of the World Children Festival of 2007 was born a small youth volunteer organization – WizArt Club. My creation was aimed at fostering ARTISTIC CREATIVITY in my community – an ICAF on a smaller scale – by providing free monthly art classes in the public libraries in my area.”
– Stanislav Nedzelskyi, Texas 3rd Arts Olympiad winner; Delegate to 2007WCF.