UN Art Exhibition Encourages School Going Girls

via www.dailytimes.com.pk

The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) arranged a colourful prize distribution ceremony-cum-art exhibition titled ‘A girl in school is a girl with a future’ by government primary schoolgirls at Alhamra Cultural Complex on Saturday. The event not only aimed to encourage young school-going females but also to recognise their artwork – by giving space to display their inborn talents in through paintings and drawings.

Around 1500 schools from all over Pakistan, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, took part in the art competition. In Punjab alone, 350 out of 700 UNWFP-assisted girls’ government primary schools participated. The colour pencils, paints, sheets, sharpeners and erasers used in the competition were provided by the UNWFP and provincial governments. A drama by girls to highlight the importance of education…