Chile: “Mi Nacionalidad Tiene Cuento” contest receives amazing stories on the importance of nationality from children

Winners of the contest exhibit their stories during the prize ceremony © Alejandra De Lucca

In Chile, a story contest for children “Mi Nacionalidad Tiene Cuento” (My Nationality has a Story) launched by UNHCR and UNICEF, received an impressive response: the UN Agencies received a total of 256 stories, from girls and boys from 55 schools around Chile. The contest prompted conversation in classrooms, involving children and teachers, regarding the right of every child to acquire a nationality.

A jury composed of a teacher, a writer and a formerly stateless woman in Chile selected the first three winners and seven honor mentions. The ceremony took place on 9 November, and the awards were presented by the Ministry of Culture, the Under Secretary of Human Rights, the Head of the National Human Rights Institute, the Children Rights Ombudsperson and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Chile.

Read the 3 winning stories (Unofficial translation to English)

I am a Cachigu

A Stateless person promise

Mariana’s first day


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