Press Release — International Day of Tolerance
Millennium Kids Extend the Hand of Friendship
In 2002 children from Tunas Hijau, an environmental club from Surabaya, Indonesia, joined Millennium Kids, in Perth for the 7th annual Millennium Kids Environmental Conference.
At the conference the children took part in a range of activities and environmental experiences and at the end of the conference they created a series of ‘Youth Challenges on the Environment’.
The challenges related to many environmental problems that faced both countries, but the kids went beyond the environment in their challenges. They decided that adults and kids needed to work together in friendship to help each other overcome the many problems faced by both groups.
To this end Millennium Kids has worked with Tunas Hijau throughout the year to help them establish environmental education programs in their local primary schools.
Tunas Hijau was also able to run a national competition to find the Prince and Princess of the Environment. The winners of this competition where able to visit Perth to take part in the 8th annual Millennium Kids conference, supported by sponsorship from Alcoa World Alumina Australia and Broadwater Resorts, Hotels and Apartments.
Today, as a symbol of their long term friendship the children of Millennium Kids and Tunas Hijau will present a Friendship Quilt to the Indonesian Consul in Perth, Western Australia. Two quilts were made by hundreds of children at the Millennium Kids Conference, held last week at Fairbridge, Western Australia. The quilts feature children's drawings of kids working together to protect water, air, wildlife and flora.
The second quilt will be on display at Western Australian schools leading up to The International Day of Tolerance 16th November 2003.
134 Adelaide Terrace
4th November 2003