Wed 19 Oct 2022 | 2:06 p.m.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NEMC) in Cairo on Sunday hosted an art exhibition for children, titled “Art Exhibition for School Children on Climate Change”.
In cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Education (MOE) organized the exhibition which showcased children’s incredible understanding of global issues as well as an aptitude for ideas pioneers aiming to create a better world for all.
The exhibition, themed “A Message from Egyptian Children to the World”, was opened by Dr. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment and Dr. Nevine El-Kilany, Minister of Culture and Mr. Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF Representative in Egypt.
Inspired by the difficulties of global warming and climate change, a number of children between the ages of 5 and 16 took part in the exhibition with portraits, in oil and watercolour.
The exhibition featured 200 climate change artworks drawn by students who won the “National Climate Change Art Competition” in public schools in Egypt, which engaged 1,700 students from different backgrounds.
According to UNICEF, the idea behind this art exhibition is to raise awareness of climate change across the country.
Through this contest, UNICEF and MOE have helped Egyptian children share their views with the rest of the world on environmental and climate issues in their own unique way.