To the anniversary of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Voices of Children Charitable Foundation has published a unique book War through the Voices of Children. It contains about 100 emotional quotes that demonstrate children’s paradoxical view of war. Designers, artists, photographers and celebrities from different parts of the world illustrated these quotes. Among those who participated in creating images: illustrators Nikita Titov, Serhii Maidukov, Oleksandr Grekhov, Iryna Vale, singer Jamala and her son Rahman, singer Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, chef Yevhen Klopotenko.
Azad Safarov, the co-founder of the Voices of Children Foundation, tells how the idea arose:
A few years ago, our friend Olia Vovk started recording funny and witty sayings of children. “Oh, and let’s collect such quotes and publish a book!” — we decided then. After February 24, we continued to collect them, and… they didn’t become less funny and interesting, but now they became the voices of children of war.
Olena Rozvadovska, the Head of the Board and the co-founder of the Voices of Children Foundation, emphasized that now all children of Ukraine are children of war, and therefore it is important to hear their voices.
They are witnesses of today’s events, have their thoughts about the war and observations. It is important for us to record this time in their quotes so that not to forget the price of Ukraine’s happy future. In this book, we wanted to emphasize that childhood goes on despite everything. After all, childhood cannot be put on hold because of war. Life goes on, there is hope — and that’s what keeps us all going on.
The book was published in cooperation with the literary agency OVO.
You can buy the book at the link. All funds received are directed to psychological support of children.