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UNIQA actively supports the Children’s play project

“A living illustration of the Right to Play, inspired by a classic painting”

UNIQA in Switzerland is proud to bring its sustainable support to the non-profit organization asbl Human R Belgium and, Austria.

We wish good luck to the artists and we would be delighted to share their success in bringing hope and joy to the children around the world.

The « Children’s play » project is an innovative approach to the interpretation of the article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child ( The « Children’s play » project combines art and cultural education in favor of children from all continents and perfectly meets the universal values of the Rights of the Child.

“The Children’s Play”, famous historic painting by Pieter Bruegel the older (dated 1560) delivers the powerful inspiration for this project. The painting is like an encyclopedia of children‘s games, most of them still played today all over the planet. The total surrender to the joy of playing, as communicated to us by Bruegel, has to be every child’s right today.

"The Children's play", by Pieter Bruegel the Older, 1560, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna

Inspired by the impressive power of this painting, and convinced by its timelessness, its accessibility and its playful nature, we chose to give it a new life, through a living illustration realized with children, to illustrate the Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

  1. Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
  2. Parties shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activities.


“Let their playing be their learning, and their learning be their playing


Project 2011 in Cabo Verde

The 1st realization of this project took place in Cabo Verde in February 2011 in collaboration with Delta Cultura Cabo Verde, on Santiago Island

Project 2012 in Thailand

In January 2012 the 2nd “Children’s Play” was realized in Thailand with the pupils of Ban Mae Santi School (North Thailand Mae Fa Luang district) in cooperation with PLAN INTERNATIONAL Thailand


Project 2013 in South Africa

The Children's play will be realized in South Africa in cooperation with the ITHUBA School project, their children and their teachers near Durban in South Africa in February/March 2013..Another edition including creative and educational workshops has been fixed for the 25th anniversery of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Child in Europe "capital city", Brussels in June 2014. The projects intends to be realized in near and far future in many different regions and culture to highlight the importance of education and culture for all children around the World. Partners and supporters are more than welcome to make this possible!


The photographer: Lukas Maximilian Hüller is performing the project with his team since 2011 and will pursue the follow-up of this project until 2014 (25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Right of the Child), including future related events. Born in Austria, he is an international well-known photographer and artist. From 1989 to 1995 he studied photography at the “Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre“ (Brussels, Belgium). Lukas Hüller’s work is questioning human, cultural, religious and political themes of living societies. In 2010, together with others artists (Laurent Van Wetter, Belgian actor and writer and Austrian Juliane Rezman Hauser), the cultural non-profit organisation Human R. was established, to conceives creative projects to give a voice to humanitarian, educational and social matters. The project is based on an idea of Lukas Maximilian Hüller and Juliane Rezman Hauser.

The project is performed by HUMAN R Belgium in co-operation with international artists such as: Laurent Van Wetter, Hannes Seebacher, Claudio Dos Santos and Juliane Rezman Hauser.




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