20 March

On the awarding ceremony of pupils of the Lyceum “Labourdonnais” for participation in the children drawing contest “I draw Russia”

On the awarding ceremony of pupils of the Lyceum “Labourdonnais” for participation in the children drawing contest “I draw Russia”

On 20 March 2019 an awarding ceremony of pupils of the local French Lyceum “Labourdonnais” was held on the occasion of their participation in the children drawing contest “I draw Russia” supported by the Embassy of Russia in Mauritius and the administration of the educational institution.

The author of idea of organizing the contest was the teacher of Russian language at the Lyceum Mrs. Olga Bogacheva, President of the Coordinative Council of Russian Compatriots in Mauritius, realized as a response initiative after an exhibition of paintings «What a big world: Africa and Middle East» drawn by Russian children from the Nizny Novgorod district was earlier presented in Mauritius.

In his address, the Director of the Lyceum Mr. Jean Stephan expressed gratitude to the participants of the contest and appreciated the colorful drawings reflecting children’s views about Russia and noted satisfaction of the modern stage of cooperation between the Lyceum and the Russian Embassy in Mauritius.

In his welcoming speech, the representative of the Embassy expressed appreciation to the administration of the Lyceum for the organization of the event and outlined the artistic skills of the contest participants. He also conveyed confidence that such events are aimed at deepening of mutual understanding between the people of Russia and Mauritius.