Six Nigerian students did the country proud in an international children’s arts festival competition held in Poland.
According to a statement from the Executive Director, Peekok YouthARTS Initiatives (PYI), Tunji Olu Akinloye, the young people include: Momooreoluwa Akinloye (six) from Maryland Catholic Nursery & Primary School, Ogbomoso, Jane Ezisi (nine), Nuator Wiwa Titilope (15) and Chinenye Ohiaeri (16), all from Queensland Academy, Lagos; Divine Okolo (14) from Christhill College, Lagos and Kanyinsola Oyebanjo (10) from AOCOED International School, Lagos.
Akinloye said the competition, whose theme was Dreams Come True, was organized by the XXXI International Festival of Color Fine Arts under the auspices of the Polish National Commission for the United Nations Educational, science and culture (UNESCO).
He added, “As many as 1,600 children submitted artwork from over 25 countries. After the evaluations of the juries, the works of the six Nigerian students were selected from the best winning submissions.
He further revealed that “the post-exhibition, award ceremony and award ceremony recently took place for the winners at the Municipal and County Public Library in Goleniów, Poland.
“PYI thanked all the young artists who participated in the competition and congratulated the winners, their parents and their teachers for their achievements.
Incorporated in Nigeria in 2007, PYI is an arts institution committed to promoting arts education and visual arts to Nigerian children and youth by working in cooperation with experts in the fields of art, culture and youth work.
It is also committed to creating, implementing and enhancing art exposure, youth self-discovery and arts education in all parts of Nigeria and globally.