KIDZANIA is advocating children’s rights over three weeks through through music, acting, modelling and the use of technology in each of these areas. The “Be a Star at KidZania Kuala Lumpur” programme will run from March 17 to April 8, 2018.
Bringing these rights to life are the RightZKeepers of KidZania Kuala Lumpur – Urbano (Right to Know); Beebop (Right to Create); Chika (Right to Share); Vita (Right to Care); and Bache (Right to Play).
“There is no better way to communicate children’s rights than through performing arts,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur. “The ‘Be a Star at KidZania Kuala Lumpur’ programme is aimed at inspiring awareness of children’s rights by allowing kids to experience and explore what it’s like to create, play, know, care, and share in exciting ways! Apart from that, the arts is an important avenue for improving confidence and communications skills. These are valuable life skills which will serve them well as adults, supporting our philosophy to help children ‘Learn Life Today’.”
Be A Star at KidZania Kuala Lumpur activities are as follows:
- Right to Know and to Create: The YouTuber Lesson teaches children to develop YouTube videos, including learning how social media works, how to set up a camera, use appropriate lighting, and create interesting content based on their personal views about kids’ rights.
- Right to Care and to Share: Acting & Casting Call Workshops inspire children to Care and Share through different acting scenarios such as caring for their friends and family, their pets and the planet.
- Right to Play and to Create: Other activities that promote the right to play and create include lessons in percussion, brand modelling and photoshoot, and DJ lessons.
Kids can use their newfound skills to enter the “Be a Star” Talent Contest. All they have to do is submit a video showcasing their performance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or participate in the open auditions at the KidZania Kuala Lumpur event space between March 17 and 31, 2018! Twenty finalists will be invited to participate in the Grand Finale on April 7, 2018 to perform in front of a panel of judges and stand a chance to win cash prizes, tickets and more!