Leading destination and travel tour agency, Kaya Tour has jetted off two children from the Holy Child School at Madina in Accra to Turkey for the 21st edition of International Children’s Festival which kicked off from April 20 and will end on April 29.
The two, Christie Dekportor, a JSH 1 student and Nadia Issah Banaya also in primary 3 pupils left Ghana on Sunday, April 22 for Gaziemir, a district of İzmir Province in the Aegean region of Turkey for the week-long event. The duo will as part of the program exhibit the culture of Ghana through making of beads, acting, music, dance and other forms of entertainment.
The Chief Executive Officer for Kaya Tour, Abeiku Aggrey Santana speaking at the airport on Sunday during the children‘s departure disclosed that Dekortor and Nadia were carefully selected out of the numerous kids in the country. According to him, about eleven students were to leave Ghana for the Gaziemir International Children‘s Festival but parents of the others were not forthcoming hence the decision to fly only the two who are currently in Turkey.
He promised to increase the number in the coming years to help children inculcate tourism habit at a tender age. Christie Dekportor and Nadia Issah Banaya interacting with the press at the Kotoka International Airport before leaving Ghana on Sunday promised to represent Ghana well at the 21st International Children’s Festival.
According to organisers of Gaziemir International Children’s Festival, the aim is to help children from other countries exhibit their culture and support world peace.
The trip for the two kids to Turkey was fully funded by Kaya Tours.
Ghana is the only African country participating in this year’s International Children’s Festival taking place In Izmir Gaziemir Municipality in Turkey.
The festival is an event with the aim of bringing children from all over the world together to interact and share insights of their respective cultures and support to promote world peace.
Among the countries participating are Russia,Romania,Lithuania, Macedonia,Azerbaijan,Bulgaria, Cyprus,Georgia,USA, Netherlands, etc.
Gaziemir is district of Izmir province in Aegean region of Turkey. The district is a major tourist destination with great heritage sites including the house of Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
It is worth discovering that Izmir is the land where religions melt with unique Handicrafts,Arts and Culture.
Izmir is the home of UNESCO world heritage sites.
The city has been described by tourism pundits as
“The city of flavor “
“The city of health “
“A peaceful modern city”
“A multi faith city”
The 8500 year history of Izmir has witnessed many civilization.
Ghana’s representatives are Nadia Issah Banaya, from St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Christie Esinam Dekportor, Holy Child Continual School,Madina.
The CEO of Kaya Tours Ghana , Ltd , Mr Abeiku Aggrey Santana who facilitated the trip free of charge has assured parents and the general public of his continuous support to grow our tourism through multiple visitor destination approach.
The children from Ghana were accompanied by Kaya Tours ground handler Ms. Beatrice Dwamena and shall display the rich culture of the country through Dance, Poetry recitals, Chale wote beads, kente fabric, etc.
Abeiku Aggrey Santana
Kaya Tours Ghana ltd
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