31 NIGERIAN STUDENTS TO BE CROWNED IN THE 2014 EDITION OF DSWF, GLOBAL ART AND POETRY AWARD IN LONDON
Thirty-one (31) out of about 300 Nigerian students who participated in the 2014 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), Global Art and Poetry Competition held in London in February this year have come out distinctively among thousands of their counterparts in the globe. These students have been invited to attend the exhibition and prize-giving ceremony to be held in their honour at the Natural History Museum, London in April, this year. The Competition theme was It’s Our World.
These Nigerian awardees are students from about 10 schools presented for the competition by Peekok YouthARTS Initiatives (PYI), an educational and non governmental organization which is the only representative of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in Nigeria and the sole organizer of the competition in Nigeria.
Among the awardees are 10 students from Corona secondary School Agbara Ogun State, 5 students from Dowen College Lagos, 3 students from Aocoed Int’l School, 2 students from Adesoye College Offa, Kwara State, while 3 students excelled from Aocoed College. Other schools whose there students excelled include Queensland Academy Lagos, Rosebud School Asaba, Marble Hill College Asaba, French Village International School Badagry Lagos and Do-Estdots College Lagos.
This 2014 DSWF Global School Arts and Poetry Exhibition and price-giving is one of the highlight of David Shepherd‘s programmes for this year and he is thrilled to meet these young artists and poets as well as their teachers from Nigeria.
The DSWF is a charitable organisation that has been concerned with helping to save critically endangered mammals in the globe for about three decades.This annual children’s competition is part of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF) Art for Survival programme and was established in 2004 to encourage young people to express their concern for the environment and, in particular, the endangered species with whom we share our fragile planet, through art.