Feb 19, 2009, 5:44 AM
Preparations for the forthcoming 41st World Schoolchildren's Art Exhibition of Taiwan is in high gears as the embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan in Banjul invites Gambian children between the ages of 6-15 years, to participate in the 41st World Schoolchildren's Art Exhibition, to be held in Taiwan from August 26th to September 19.
The World Schoolchildren’s Art Exhibition aims to promote cross-cultural understanding among the younger generation.
The annual event is organised by the Association for Education through Art, Republic of China and the Association of Formative Art Education for the Republic of China.
Children from all over the world participate in the exhibition to demonstrate their artistic talents.
The art works include oil paintings, water colours, woodcut prints, pencil sketches, crayon drawings, pastels, collages, etching and graphic designs within the dimensions of 55cm X 40 cm. Only one piece will be allowed per person.
It could be recalled that in 2007, two Gambian children, Omar Sanyang and Alex Gomez of Old Jeshwang Lower Basic School, received awards for their participation in the event. Omar Sanyang received the Bronze certificate award, while Alex received the selected certificate award.
According to the Taiwanese embassy dispatch, the winners will also be awarded certificates and prizes just like the previous years.
The deadline for submission to Taipei is April 25th 2010 and schools are encouraged to participate.
Children interested in knowing more about the exhibition can visit the Taiwanese embassy, located in Bakau.