This book was prepared by YÖM Schools, which cares about the April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children's Day, which Atatürk has given to children all over the world.
The book consists of 40 children letters from Turkey, India, and Italy to show the unity of the children from all over the world in this special day. The letters belong to the children from 4th grader students of YÖM Schools, 1st grader students of TGES, 3rd and 4th grader students of Istituto Comprensivo Murari Valeggio sul Mincio.
With this preface, we would like to thank to the children themselves and their English teachers from Italy (Dear Maddalena Ruffino from Istituto Comprensivo Murari Valeggio sul Mincio), India(Dear Jyoti Bagadia from TGES) and Turkey(Dear Çağıl Ataç, Gülşah Kaya, Azar Shrani, Sibel Tanrıverdi Canbaz and the head of the department, Ayşe Saday from YÖM Schools) to become a very strong bridge between the children to give them a chance to reach one another.
6th of April
Dear all children in Italy and India, Hi there! And hi here. And hi to all children from here. My name is Selin and I like to draw and write and read. I wrote this letter on 6th of April, but you’re going to read it on 23th of April. Emm, but what is April 23? It is our celebration day of course, but it has a meaning. On 23rd of April, our founder and president Mustafa Kemal Atatürk established Grand National Assembly Of Turkey. Then he gave this celebration to us. It’s not only Turkish children’s day, it is all children’s day. We have to be together, so we can be in peace. Now, let’s be friends and become a sharer. Open your eyes and see the friendship. Maybe we can’t get together, but we can write a letter from a child to another! Can we do? Yes, we can. When we come together, we can do many things. We want ‘’PEACE FOR ALL CHILDREN!’’. Ok. I will start the letter friendship project. Hey Diego (from Italy)! Can we be friends?Here are some questions for you: Do you have a pet? Do you have a sister or brother? Do you like to draw? This is my gmail: email@example.com If you wanna send me an e-mail, you can send now! See you soon! Selin
This is my profile.
This is Bıdık.
This is me.
Hello Friends from Turkey and India, My name is Lucy. My name is English and my surname is Italian. I speak English with my mummy and Italian with my daddy. I’ve got a brother called Liam. I’m 7 years old and Liam is 10. My daddy’s name is Andrea and he is 50. My mummy’s name is Roisin and she is 40. My favourite colour is purple. Liam’s favourite colour is blue. Mummy’s favourite colour is purple and daddy’s favourite colour is red. I love animals and I think my favourite animals are cheetahs and cats. We’ve got a kitten called Lily. She’s 1 year old and she’s adorable. A few days after her birthday, she broke her leg. We live in Santa Lucia, a small village in Italy. I’m in year one at Balconi Primary School, near our village. Goodbye!
April 4th 2021
Dear Indian and Italian Children, How are you? I Hope you are good. I want to share some information with you about 23rd of april and why it is important for us. Because long time ago Mustafa Kemal Atatürk dedicated 23rd of April to us, the children and the name of the day is Children’s Day. Now I want to ask some questions: Which day is important for you in your country? Why? Maybe one day we can come together and share our ideas face to face. Maybe when you come to our country, we can teach you to play our games, then we can play. We play some realy fun games and dance. That was all I wanted to share. See you soon :) A child from Turkey, Mina Bozkurt
11 April 2021
Hi boys and girls from Turkey and India,
I’m Leonardo and I live in Valeggio with my family. Today I want to tell you something. First, I hope you are okay. Then, I want to tell you about the children's day. International Children's Day is the day when all the world remembers the children’s rights, because children are very important. Actually, a lot of children are deprived of their rights. It’s very important that people respect children because children are the future of the world. Bye from Italy, Leonardo
Dear Friends from India and Italy, Hello ! I’m 10 years old. I’m Azra from Istanbul, Turkey. I have a brother and a bird. My bird’s name is Paşa. Yes, I know you don’t have "ş" letter in your language but we have. I will write a little bit about April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day. On April 23, Atatürk gave 23 April to the children. I would like to know whether you have such celebrations or festivals or not. I'd like to meet with you if you come here, Istanbul, Turkey one day. I want to know what you are doing. Good Bye ! If you want to send me an e-mail, you can use the mail address below: firstname.lastname@example.org Lots of love, Azra Y.
14th April 2021
DEAR TURKISH AND INDIAN CHILDREN... Hello Friends, I am Jona Falco. I am 8 and I am Italian. I am a student in a primary school. I do athletics on Tuesday and Tuesday is my favorite sport! I like playing with Lego and my farm animals' toys. I like spending time with my friends and with my cousins. I have a brother. He is 4 years old and his name is Noah. My mother is a housewife and her name is Federica. My father Juri. He is 40 years old and he plays always with me and Noah. The International children's day is important because they are the future. They need the adult's help. Everyone has to take care of children. If you come here, we can play together, we can visit our wonderful cities: Verona and the Arena, Venice and San Marco Square and so we can go to the sea! See you soon, Jona.