Mitsubishi Asian Children's Enikki Festa
Started in 1990, the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa is a program that seeks to promote literacy education and to stimulate cultural exchange among children by allowing them to learn about each other through “enikki” (illustrated diaries).
Ubaidulla Saule Yerbolkyzy
Age 12, Girl
My little sister, Kausar, and I go to our grandparents’ village every Sunday. We like spending time there. I love the ayran fermented milk, milk, kurt cheese, and butter and warm bread that our grandmother makes. Kausar and I walk around outside and paint pictures.
Age 11, Boy
This is a drawing of my neighbors in the village of Tawery in the Toumlam district of Salavanh Province. They are preparing for a festival. The main features of this festival are two buffalo, some chickens, some alcohol, and a hut that we call a rah mong. The festival begins with the villagers walking to the cemetery at two o’clock in the morning to summon our ancestors’ spirits home.