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Myanmar: Drawing contest to promote children’s spirituality, creativity

The children are drawing at the competition in Yangon, Myanmar, June 18, 2022 (Photo by RVA News)

To promote children’s spirituality, the Missionary Childhood Association of the Yangon Archdiocese and the Society of Jesus in Myanmar organized the drawing contest.

President Isabella Pyone Pyone Aung of the Missionary of Childhood Association of Yangon Archdiocese said, "This drawing competition is a special event for the children to revive in the community activities for the growth of their spirituality."
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the political unrest, the children did not have programs or catechism classes.
This event helped them to meet each other, promote their abilities through competition, and learn the catechism through different activities.
The participants of the drawing competition were asked to pray and take part in alms-giving for the children and young people who have encountered various difficulties and hardships due to the pandemic and political crisis, especially in the conflict areas of the country.
In honor of the 500th anniversary of Saint Ignatius of Loyola's conversion, the drawing contest was intended to reveal the Saint's life so that children could imitate the lives of saints.
On June 18, 180 children and youths participated in their drawings of the remarkable events in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The announcement of the awardees was on July 1, and the award ceremony was on July 16.
There are five age groups in the events—four to six, seven to eight, nine to ten, eleven to thirteen, and fourteen to fifteen.
Since three persons from each of the five groups are selected to be awarded, there are altogether 15 awardees from this competition.
The selected drawings are to be sent to the Jesuit Center in Poland. There is the possibility that the selected artists can be invited abroad for further competition. 


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