Slovene-English Dual Text: Faca Leta 2019 - Pogumni Otroci, Ki Si Drznejo Sanjati

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Slovene-English Dual Text: Faca leta 2019: Pogumni Otroci, Ki Si Drznejo Sanjati

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Faca leta 2019: pogumni otroci, ki si drznejo sanjati

"Cool Kids" of 2019: brave children who dare to dream

Written by Sonja Merljak Zdovc, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

Bil je smeh, bile so solze, bila je glasba, bile so besede.

There was laughter, there were tears, there was music, there were words.

V Predsedniški palači smo veliko lepega povedali in veliko lepega slišali. Kaj ne bi, če pa smo podeljevali priznanja faca leta 2019!

We said a lot of good things in the Presidential Palace and heard a lot of good things. And why shoudn’t we, we had been awarded Cool Kids of the Year 2019!

V Časorisu smo lani s priznanjem faca leta prvič počastili otroke, ki spreminjajo svet okoli sebe.

At Časoris last year, with the recognition of the Cool Kids of the Year, we first honoured children who are changing the world around them.

Letos smo znova vse leto izbirali Cool Kid meseca, da smo jih potem povabili na slovesno prireditev in podelitev priznanj.

This year, we again selected all the Cool Kids of the Month from all year, then invited them to an event ceremony with an awards ceremony.

Cool Kid leta 2019 so otroci, ki izstopajo, ki imajo poseben talent, ki so navdih mladim, pa tudi starejšim, kot je povedala voditeljica prireditve, osmošolka Taja Zidanšek. Med njimi so tako umetniki kot raziskovalci, znanstveniki in misleci, poslovneži in dobrodelneži.

The Cool Kids of the Year 2019 are outstanding children who have a special talent that inspires young people, as well as older ones, according to the event's host, eighth-grader Taja Zidanšek. These include artists as well as researchers, scientists and thinkers, businessmen and philanthropists.

In kdo so dobitniki priznanj faca leta 2019?

And who are the recipients of the 2019 Cool Kids of the Year awards?

Faca januarja je Simon Štiblar. Skromen fant iz Prekmurja kljub svojim posebnim potrebam ali prav zaradi njih rad navezuje stike prek družbenih omrežij. S svojo prisotnostjo na omrežjih in v medijih pomaga drugim sprejemati in razumeti osebe z avtizmom. Srečo vidi v malenkostih, ki jih drugi hitro spregledajo. Vesel je že, denimo, kadar mu poštar prinese novo majico, skodelico ali vsaj račune, s katerimi lahko sodeluje v nagradni igri.

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The Cool Kid of January is Simon Stiblar. A modest guy from Prekmurje, despite his special needs or because of them, he likes to connect through social networks. Through its presence on networks and in the media, it helps others accept and understand people with autism. He sees happiness in little things that are quickly overlooked by others. He is happy, for example, when a postman brings him a new T-shirt, cup or at even coups so he can participate in prize draws.

Faca februarja je Kristjan Veber. Ko opazi stisko drugih, vedno ponudi svojo pomoč. Že kot dijak Gimnazije Celje – Center je pripravil številne dobrodelne dogodke. Samo letos je, ker smo ravno leta 2019 in ker je sam star 19 let, pripravil 19 različnih dobrodelnih akcij.

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The Cool Kid of February is Kristjan Veber. When he notices the distress of others, he always offers his help. Already as a student at Celje High School – Center, he has organised numerous charity events. This year alone, because we are in 2019 and he is 19 years old, he put together 19 different charity campaigns.

Faca marca je Andrei Morozov. S programiranjem je pri 13 letih zaslužil prvih 120 evrov, sedaj pa izumlja nove koristne pripomočke. Med drugim je razvil elektronsko kresničko, ki varuje otroke v prometu. Svojo poslovno idejo je predstavil tudi kot eden od desetih štipendistov Fundacije za ustvarjalne mlade, kjer so iskali najboljšo globalno odgovorno idejo in najuspešnejši mladinski startup.

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The Cool Kid of March is Andrei Morozov. With programming, he earned his first €120 at the age of 13 and is now inventing new, useful gadgets. Among other things, he developed an electronic helper [lit. “godfather”] that protects children in traffic. He also presented his business idea as one of the ten Creative Youth Foundation scholarships, looking for the best globally responsible idea and the most successful youth start-up.

Faca aprila je Kaja Miglič Pirkmaier. Navdušena ljubiteljica filma je sooblikovala letošnji 4. mednarodni filmski festival Kinotrip – mladi za mlade. To je festival, ki ga oblikujejo mladi in se dotika tem mladostništva. S ponosom lahko rečemo, da to ni le filmski festival, ampak delo, ovito v nešteto lepih spominov in doživetij, je po festivalu dejala Kaja.

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The Cool Kid of April is Kaja Miglic Pirkmaier. An avid film lover, she co-organised this year's 4th International Kinotrip Film Festival - Youth for Young People. It is a festival organised by young people and touches upon the themes of youth. We can proudly say that this is not just a film festival, but a work wrapped in countless fond memories and experiences, Kaja said after the festival.

Faci maja sta Mihela Božič in Jerneja Trošt. Skupaj z drugimi učenci in učenkami osnovne šole Draga Bajta iz Vipave sta raziskovali, kako so nekoč na Primorskem preživljali počitnice. S trudom in požrtvovalnostjo jim je uspelo raziskovalno delo, ki odkriva del bogatega in pestrega življenja staršev in starih staršev. Ugotovitve sta v imenu vseh sodelujočih predstavili na srečanju mladih zgodovinarjev Slovenije.

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The Cool Kids of May are Mihela Božič and Jerneja Trošt. Together with other students from the elementary school Draga Bajta from Vipava, they explored how they used to spend their holidays in Primorska. Through hard work and dedication, they have succeeded in research work that reveals some of the rich and diverse lives of parents and grandparents. The findings were presented on behalf of all participants at a meeting of young historians of Slovenia.

Faca junija je Simon Trussevich. Na svoji osnovni šoli je uspešno izpeljal dvoletni projekt Demokracija v šoli. Pod okriljem projekta so mladi izpostavili nekatere pomanjkljivosti trenutnega izobraževalnega sistema na državni in lokalni ravni, znotraj šole pa jim je marsikaj uspelo tudi popraviti in izboljšati.

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The Cool Kid of June is Simon Trussevich. At his elementary school he successfully completed a two-year Democracy at School project. With the support of the project, young people highlighted some of the shortcomings of the current education system at the state and local levels, and many have managed to correct and improve a lot of these within their schools.

Cool Kid julija in avgusta so Rock Ivančki. Mladi pevci in pevke so najprej naredili čisto svoj komad, ga vsi skupaj zarockali na velikem odru, nato pa v prvih poletnih dneh posneli še videospot Rockajmo za naš planet. Sedaj rockajo na različnih prireditvah po vsej Sloveniji in svoja sporočila o prijaznosti in miru ter o skrbi za okolje učinkovito širijo skozi glasbo.

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The Cool Kids of July and August are Rock Ivančic. The young singers [male and female] first made their own group, all together on the big stage, and then in the early summer days they recorded a video for We Rock for our Planet. Now they are rocking at various events across Slovenia and are effectively communicating their messages of kindness, peace and concern for the environment through music.

Faca septembra je Manica Kužner. Ker so volkovi njena najljubša žival, je njihovo življenje najprej raziskovala v raziskovalni nalogi. Poleti, ko se je v Sloveniji veliko razpravljalo o nevarnosti, ki zaradi volkov preti ljudem, se je pogumno pridružila skupini, ki spremlja število volkov, tako da izzovejo njihovo tuljenje, saj je želela te skrivnostne živali še bolje spoznati.

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The Cool Kid of September is Manica Kužner. Because wolves are her favourite animal, she first explored their life in a research assignment. In the summer, when there was much discussion in Slovenia about the danger of wolves threatening people, she bravely joined a group that monitors the number of wolves by provoking their howling, as she wanted to get to know these mysterious animals even better.

Faci oktobra sta sestri Katarina in Rebecca Agius Jager. Šolali sta se v Sloveniji, v Združenih državah Amerike, trenutno pa sta v Moskvi. Povsod sta opazili, da so številni njuni vrstniki v duševni stiski. Da bi pomagali blažiti njihovo stisko oziroma da bi jih spodbudili, naj poiščejo pomoč, ki jo včasih nujno potrebujejo, sta se pridružili akciji Svetovne zdravstvene organizacije ob svetovnem dnevu duševnih bolezni, letos namenjeni preventivi pred samomori, in izvedli akcijo #40sekund.

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The Cool Kids of in October are sisters Katarina and Rebecca Agius Jager. They have studied in Slovenia, in the United States, and are currently in Moscow. Everywhere, they noticed that many of their peers were mentally distressed. In order to help alleviate their distress, or to encourage them to seek the help they sometimes desperately need, they joined the World Health Organization’s action on World Mental Illness Day, this year aimed at preventing suicide year, and launched the #40second campaign.

Cool Kid novembra so Adriana Golub, Samo Medic in Mina Ravbar. Trije prijatelji, ki se poznajo že iz vrtca, so se kot čisti začetniki v debatiranju, pisanju esejev in reševanju zanimivih nalog v angleščini najprej uvrstili na regionalno tekmovanje v svetovnem pokalu znanja na Nizozemskem in tam bili tako uspešni, da so nato odpotovali še na turnir šampionov na univerzo Yale v Ameriki. Pri tem velja dodati, da svetovni pokal v znanju ni običajno tekmovanje, ampak je hvalnica učenju, saj spodbuja sodelovanje, interdisciplinarno razmišljanje in motivira sodelujoče, da v sebi najdejo talente, za katere še niso vedeli.

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The Cool Kids of November are Adriana Golub, Samo Medic and Mina Ravbar. Three friends who have known each other from kindergarten, as total beginners at debating, writing essays and solving interesting tasks in English, first entered the regional competition in the World Cup in the Netherlands and were so successful there that they then went on to the tournament championships at Yale University in America. It is worth noting that the World Scholar Cup is not just a competition but an award for learning, as it encourages collaboration, interdisciplinary thinking and motivates participants to find talents they did not know about.

Vsem dobitnikom priznanja iskreno čestitamo!

Congratulations to all the winners!

Aja, kaj pa faca decembra?

Aye, what about the Cool Kid of December?

Ker meseca še ni konec, jo bomo iskali in razglasili šele januarja. Že zdaj vse bralke in bralce ter vse, ki poznate navdihujoče otroke, prijazno vabimo, da nam pošljete svoje predloge.

Since the month is not over, we will only look for it and declare it in January. Even now, all readers [male and female], and all of you who know inspirational children, are kindly invited to send us your suggestions [to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.].

Iskanje fac se nadaljuje tudi v letu 2020. Če poznaš otroka, ki navdihuje, nam piši, in z veseljem ga bomo predstavili – morda bo prav on prejemnik priznanja faca leta 2020!

The search for Cool Kids continues in 2020. If you know an inspiring child, write to us and we will be pleased to introduce them  - they may be the recipient of a Cool Kids of the Year Award in 2020!

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