Delegates from all over Russia greet each other and the guests of the congress with the words “High five!”.

Photo: Russian Movement of Children and Youth, VKontakte

On Sunday, the first congress of the Russian movement of children and youth opened in the House of Youth in Moscow’s Manege. Representatives of all regions of the country took part in it. Delegates are waiting for an extensive program, including educational, in addition, today they will approve the name of the movement, which was chosen during the voting.

Delegates from 89 regions take part in the work of the congress, 13 children, two teachers and the head of the delegation came to Moscow from each. They brought children’s books, in which they will put a postcard with a message to the future owner. The books will be sent to the libraries of the new Russian territories. On Sunday there is a lecture on children’s books, with the participation of famous writers, culturologists, teachers, scientists. A significant part of the Sunday program is devoted to discussions on the topics of education and knowledge, volunteerism, patriotism and historical memory, culture and art. In addition, the ceremony of presenting the All-Russian awards “Big Changes” will take place. Sunday panel discussions are devoted to the development of the movement of children and youth in Russia, the participation of parents and teachers in it, self-government and other issues. The plenary session of the first congress of the World of Childhood = World of the Future movement will begin at 17:30 (Moscow time).

The name of the movement will be announced today. As before reported network edition “Teacher’s newspaper”, during the voting, three options became leaders. The law on the Russian movement of children and youth was signed in the middle of summer this year. Schoolchildren, starting from elementary grades, as well as students of colleges and universities up to 18 years old, can join the new organization. Adults can also become participants in the movement, but already as mentors. Board of the Russian Movement of Children and Youth headed Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education and Science Grigory Gurov. Registration of participants in the new All-Russian Movement of Children and Youth will lead FSIS “My School”.