Humanitarian telethon "Have a Peaceful Dream"
The Centre for Institutional Development and the First Children's Embassy in the World – Megjashi organized a humanitarian telethon “Have a Peaceful Dream” on the first Macedonian National TV Channel yesterday, November 23 in Skopje.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Source and photo: Megjashi
The event also included a promotion of the song 'Dream', performed by 15 Macedonian artists and a TV auction.
By each dialing of the number 143-404 citizens donated Denar 100.
The event with an aim to raise funds in aid to sexually abused children brought together over 100 artists, as well as the Dutch Ambassador H.E. Simone Filippini.
According to The First Children's Embassy in the World about one million children are victims of sexual abuse on annual basis.
In Macedonia each year about 1,000 children (11-18 years of age) become victims of such abuse, imposed by their parents, friends or neighbors.
According to The First Children's Embassy in the World Megjashi 18,500 children (7-18 years of age) are not included in educational process
in Macedonia. They as well as homeless children are usually victims of various forms of sexual abuse.