Posted by: africanpressorganization | 12 July 2012

Young Chinese Painters Join Kenyan Youth for Event Celebrating Art & Environment


 

Young Chinese Painters Join Kenyan Youth for Event Celebrating Art & Environment

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 12, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNEP Announces Winners of 5th Chinese Children’s Painting Competition

 

Venue: UN Recreation Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

Date and Time: 16 July 2012, 11:00-13:00

Speakers: UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner

Representatives of Chinese youth and Luo Hong Fund

 

A group of over 20 Chinese children will travel to UNEP headquarters in Gigiri to receive their first-place prizes in the 5th Chinese Children’s Painting Competition.

 

The young artists beat competition from over 600,000 Chinese schoolchildren to win the competition.

 

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner will present the children with their awards at a special ceremony on the UN compound.

 

The children will be joined by young people from the Mathare Community Education and Development Organization for the award ceremony. The two groups will later take part in inter-cultural activities focusing on the environment.

 

The Chinese Children’s Painting Competition, organized by UNEP and the Luo Hong Fund, has attracted over 2.2 million entries from young people across China since 2008.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


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