These hand written reports by senior pupils from Pokhara region of Nepal are among the updates we have been sent recently on the work we have been supporting with your donations. The students writing the reports have investigated the many issues affecting them and their country as a result of the earthquakes, including; Destruction of life and property, Affected areas, Heavy rain, flooding and landslides, How schools have been affected by the earthquakes.
One student determines the effect caused by human beings as a result of global warming. Many expressed their own feelings about the earthquake it has affected them personally. It is extremely rare for pupils in Nepali schools to be given any opportunity for self expression – most learning is by rote. These thoroughly detailed yet creatively presented reports result from ORION Institute’s determination to inspire and educate young people through the medium of arts and creativity. Room 13 International is proud to be associated with their efforts! We hope to continue to support them as they work to set up Room 13 Art Training Center in Pokhara, Nepal.
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Room 13 International, Unit 1, Glenloy Street, Caol, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 7DR.
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Room 13 studios in Nepal took part in an amazing international art exhibition celebrating the universal day of children’s rights. Paintings from the young artists at Room 13 HCMC were on show as well as some works from international artists discussing issues concerning children’s rights all over the world.
The exhibition took place at the same time in other participating countries such as; Germany, South Africa, Argentina and Rwanda.
In Nepal the exhibition was inaugurated by chancellor of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Mr. Kiran Manandhar. Around 70 visitors including artists, school students, representatives of related organizations and media people visited the one day exhibition.
Shanti Griha, the organisation that supports and develops the Room 13 studios in Nepal are delighted to have made this connection to the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts. They have found the program by Room 13 very effective and have stated that they will support Room 13 Nepal in the future to improve the skills and opportunities for the students.
A youth team from Scotland visited Nepal in October 2011. The team travelled overland through Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan to conduct arts & creativity training workshops with the Nepali youths responsible for new and developing studios.