"Together We Will Heal" themed paintings from children for April 23

April 2023

Kibar Holding, one of Turkey's leading industrial companies, held the award ceremony of its traditional April 23rd Painting Competition at its Tuzla facility for the past seven years. This year's competition, held under the theme "Together We Will Heal", aimed to ease the fear and anxiety experienced by children in different regions of Turkey due to earthquake disasters.

Kibar Holding's traditional 23rd April Painting Competition, in which the children of group company employees participate, was held for the 7th time. Kibar Holding Chairman of the Board Ali Kibar and Kibar Holding CEO Haluk Kayabaşı also attended the award ceremony held at Kibar Holding's Tuzla facility.

The determining of the theme "Together We Will Heal" for this year's competition, storywriting, and the selection of the winners were carried out under the supervision of Child Psychologist Sibel Şengül. The sub-themes of the competition that covers children between the ages of 4-11 were determined as "Everything is Alright" for the 4-6 age group, "What Can You Do?" for the 7-8 age group, and "Let's Imagine a Safe Life" for the 9-11 age group.

Ali Kibar said in his speech at the award ceremony, "As we have seen in every difficulty, we have witnessed how vital the spirit of unity, togetherness, and solidarity is for the future of our country, in these earthquakes.With the theme we have determined in our competition, we wanted to remind once again the meaning and importance of this spirit. You, our children, have set a great example with the meaningful pictures you drew about accepting our differences, showing respect to each other, and working together."

Haluk Kayabaşı, CEO of Kibar Holding, stated during the awards ceremony that the traditional competition has delivered over 15,000 sketchbooks and crayons to children over the past seven years. He also stated the following, "This year, we have set our main theme as “Together We Will Heal”.We chose this motto to reduce the fear and anxiety that our dear children living in different regions of our country have experienced due to the earthquake disasters, to provide them with some morale, and to demonstrate the importance of the sense of solidarity. This motto also takes strength from our Group's "WE are Stronger Together" principle."

The entirety of children's artwork submitted for the competition can be accessed through a digital exhibition.