Pupils of Ocean Crest School, Lekki, in a wrestling scene during the staging of Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe.
Peekok Initiatives will be showcasing some Nigerian students artwork, as it participates at the 16th International Art Exhibition for Young People in Finland.
The foundation, which features for the first time in the 2017 international exhibition, have 43 students from different schools within Lagos to participate in the contest with the theme: “Together.”
The students presented their works to be judged by the jury for the exhibition. And from the submitted 6,570 paper-based art works, 648 diplomas will be awarded to best entries from 66 countries.
Students in the 11 to 13 years category are Blessed Agada “Fishing,” and Seton Kappo “Group Hunting” of French Village International College, Ajara, Badagry Lagos, while Faizal Gbolahan Kareem of Aquinas Private College, Surulere, Lagos also scooped the highly commended award for his work.
Meanwhile, the 14 to 16 years final category saw Sedoten Nathaniel Kumayon “Envionmental Sanitation” and David Adejare Akinlade “Building Home” also from French Village International College, Ajara, Badagry Lagos.
The foundation said the young artists have been invited to attend the exhibition and prize-giving ceremony at the Villa Arttu Cultural Centre for Children and Young People in Hyvinkää between October 4, 2017 and January 19, 2018.
“Children are the future and getting them involved in matters of love and unity through art could just work for our nation and generations to come,” the statement read.
“This is the first time Peekok Youth Arts Initiatives took part in the triennial children’s arts contest of Art Centre for Children and Young people in Finland. Its proceeds are meant to help promote art education and visual arts globally, by working in cooperation with experts in the field of art, culture and youth work.
“All artwork submitted for this contest will be saved and included in the Archive of Children Art by now containing nearly 100,000 artworks since year 1971 from 130 countries of the world,” the statement added.