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3 senior secondary schools to attend 2015 US arts festival

Jun 6, 2014, 11:04 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

Marina International School, Ndow’s Comprehensive School and Methodist Senior Secondary School are to represent The Gambia in the 5th edition of the Art Olympiads competition to be held in 2015, in Washington D.C.

This was after Marina International School won the award at a presentation ceremony held recently at the Regional Education Conference Hall in Kanifing, organised by the Youth and Children Centre for Arts Foundation (YCCAF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and the International Child Art Foundation USA.

Ndow’s Comprehensive and Gambia Methodist Academy came out 2nd and 3rd position respectively out of thirty schools in region one.

Four students are to represent Marina and two students from both Ndow’s and Methodist schools.

The Art competition was held last November on Gambia Junior Art Olympiad competition among thirty schools in region one.

The objective of the Genius Art Gambia Olympiad Competitions (GAGOC), was to complement the effort of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education to facilitate a healthy and academic contest among schools’ in arts to evaluate art students from around the world on the theme “my favourite sport” and to discover the students who would be representing The Gambia in the 5th Arts Olympiad world children’s festival in Washington D.C in 2015 summer.

YCCAF Executive Director, Fredric Puis, extended appreciation to the teachers for equipping the students and the parents for supporting their kids to participate in the event.

He urged parents to give further opportunity to their children to participate in such programmes both nationally and internationally.

He said the Youth and Children Centre for Arts Foundation was poised to making sure young people of the nation discover their talents of in various fields.

He thanked Gambia Ports Authority, Banjul Breweries, LG Electronics and Multi Trade for supporting the event.