Information reaching the point has revealed that Gambian
children have been invited to participate in an international painting
competition to be held later this year.
A memo from the Department of State for Basic and Secondary
Education (DOSBSE) sent to all Lower Basic School Head teachers across the
country and dated 4thAugust 2008
informed them about the 18thInternational Children
painting competition launched by the United Nations Environment program UNEP
and the Japan
based foundation for peace and FGPE, Bayer and Niskon corporation.
According to the memo, the purpose of the competition is to
allow children from all over the world to express their knowledge and point of
view of Egypt
through their paintings. The memo stated that this years competition will focus
on Climate Change, Our Challenge and it added that the competition is meant for
Lower Basic Schools and the memo asked the Regional Directors to identify participants
in their Regions .The competition is targeting children between the ages of 4
and 8 and according to the memo, the competition will be organised by the
Egyptian Ministry of Culture later this year. The memo encouraged all Gambian
children to participate in the competition and it stated that painting should
be submitted to the Egyptian Embassy based in Dakar
on or before 30thNovember 2008.