MAYA PLANET: World against drug addiction
The World League "Mind Free of Drugs" in cooperation with the Civil Service on Drug Control under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Fund of Progressive Initiatives presents an international exhibition-report “Maya Planet: world against drugs". The event will be held in Bishkek from March 5 to May 5, 2013 at the leading universities and secondary educational institutions. Later the exposition will be held in Osh - the second largest city of the Republic. The main objective of the exhibition will be the prevention of drug abuse among young people and the realization of the mission of the World League – to form immunity to drugs in the society as part of the 50-year program of the organization.
The decision to present the exhibition in Kyrgyzstan has been made by the organizers on the basis of the fact that the country is located in the heart of Central Asia, at the intersection of the ancient trade routes between Europe and Asia. But besides the commercial exchange, a drug trafficking of the "Golden Crescent" states - Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, passes through the territory of Kyrgyzstan. Later the exhibition “Maya Planet: world against drug addiction" will take place in other countries of the region - Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Further, it will continue its way to major cities in Europe, Middle East, Australia, the U.S., Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
The World League "Mind Free of Drugs" began to gather the material for this exhibit in November 3, 2010. This is the day when the transnational internet contest Maya Planet (www.mayaplanet.org), devoted to the problems of drug addiction started. Currently this competition has collected more than 2100 unique works from 150 countries in four categories: drawing, photography, video and confessional story. The best 60 works from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America were presented at the exhibition.