The 11th International Festival of Children and Youth with Disabilities “LAURA” was held in Aktau in honor of the Children’s Day. This year it went beyond the framework of the regional competition, as it involved not only Kazakhstani children, but also guests from Turkey and Russia.

LLP “NMSK” Kazmortransflot “traditionally became the sponsor of this important social event. This year about 200 children and youth took part in the festival. Participants from Turkey and Russia enriched the festival program with interesting numbers.

Within the framework of the festival an exhibition of children’s works of arts and crafts was organized. At the gala concert the children performed songs in different languages, national dances, demonstrated the customs of the peoples of Kazakhstan and theatrical productions.

This year the Festival is timed to the 20th anniversary of Astana, the 55th anniversary of Aktau city and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Kazmortransflot.