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Celebrating the Artistic Achievements of Refugee Children Amid COVID-19
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Celebrating the Artistic Achievements of Refugee Children Amid COVID-19

The AROUK Art Competition began during refugee week this year to provide an opportunity for refugee children to encourage and recognise the artistic talents of their young constituents and experiences of refugee life. Over 50 young children have participated in this contest.

Deb Collett, a project coordinator at Artworks said ‘This competition shows us yet again that creativity can be of real benefit during difficult times. It is an essential part of understanding the world’.

The children and young people are congratulated and awarded prizes on Monday 27th July 2020 at Cecil Green Art Workshop in Bradford.

The three praiseworthy winners were selected.

First: Rabea Sultana (15) graphically describes the horrors, in her vivid portrayal of Rohingya Genocide.

Second: Sabina Akhtar (13) imagines a peaceful world, free from persecution in her picture Beautiful Places.

Third: Mohammed Arman (12) explores the complexities of Equality and Justice in his clever drawing.

For information about the AROUK Art Competition please contact Mohammed Amin, the international director at m.amin@thearouk.org or +44 (0) 747 523 7037.

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