EUROPE/SPAIN - "A toy, an illusion": solidarity initiative for children in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Thursday, 30 March 2017


Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - The campaign "A toy, an illusion" will be committed to sending, in the coming months, 350,000 new toys to children in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as games and educational materials in schools, childhood centers and hospitals. The initiave was disseminated by Radio Nacional de España (RNE) and the Fundación Crecer Jugando, organizers of the event based on the concept # DevuelveEl31, referring to Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thanks to the collaboration with NGOs and institutes engaged in various cooperation projects for children, the children of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Panama, Honduras, Algeria, Benin, Morocco, Burkina Faso and Jordan will receive the toys. The campaign will send musical instruments, costumes, trucks, dolls and balls, to every Country mentioned and will deliver games that encourage community activities. Since its establishment in 2000, according to data of the XVII edition, the solidarity initiative has delivered about 6.5 million toys. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 30/03/2017)