Janali, Janik, Kara-batyr… an ordinary 5-year old boy from Almaty. Everyone likes him. One girl even wants “to eat him like chocolate”. Butthe truth is he’s just a boy like everyone else. Go through another day of Janik’s life.
But everyone calls him Janik.
He’s 5 years old. He attends kindergarden.
However he is still got dressed with the help of his mum or granny.
Every day Janik takes “a toy of a day” with him.
Sometimes the decision is too difficult.
Ajeka – Janik’s lovely great granny. Janik is her 11th great grandson and of course the favourite one.
Every day the boy goes to the wide world.
But Janik is not afraid of it.
His mother is worrying about him. “Our life is often unfair,” she says.
But Janik is fine. He has friends and the adults pamper him.
He’s growing a smart and kind person.
Children respect him. Educators say that Janik has leadership skills but he isn’t aggressive at all.
“Children pay no attention to social, ethnic, racial and even language differences,” says Janik’s educator. So everyone was surprised when a new girl from China who didn’t speak Russian and other children from the kindergarden related very well to each other.
The same thing happend with Janik although he’s got different color.
You wouldn’t find a racist or a nationalist at any kindergarden throughout the world. Maybe we should take it into account and listen to children.
3 times a week Janik has taekwondo training.
Beside physical skills taekwondo imroves character – honesty, nobleness and magnanimity.
Coach is authority and a fine example of a man for Janik.
There is severe discipline at the training although the couch isn’t very strict.
Danik has “white belt”. Its principle is respect and attention.
This weekend Janik will try to get “yellow belt” (honesty).
At the training he is among men while at home – among women. And it’s of great importance.
That’s why many single mothers send their boys to taekwondo classes.
Sometimes in public places people just stare at Janik because of his color. But it’s ok.
It doesn’t matter. Everyone likes Janik.
One day he told that a girl from kindergarden called him ” a chocolate ” and said that she would eat him..
His mother never felt sorry for Janik’s birth.
Janik’s mum parted with his father but she believes that one day they will meet each other.
Janik has many many questions.
Of course sometimes there are scandals… because of the toys so far.
But the compromise is always reached.
It’s a yardman. He calls Janik Kara-batyr that means a man of courage. One day he gave him a can of milk and said that Kara-batyr should drink a lot of milk.
Special milk for Kara-batyr.
Janik spends a lot of time with his great granny. She’s a wise and cheerful person
Great granny helps to grow-up Janik. She’s the only near and dear exept his mum.
No matter who Janik will become he will always be supported by the family.
Have a nice sleep… a little batyr!