Educators have long known that arts can contribute to student’s academic success and emotional well-being. Hence, HOPE - an educational NGO in Pakistan, has always given importance to arts related activities for the underprivileged students studying at HOPE Schools, so that they never feel that may are being left behind in any sphere of life.
The Toyota dream car art contest is a global contest organized annually by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan with about 80 countries participating in the competition. Japan and Indus Motor Company (IMC) has been organizing it in Pakistan for the past 5 years as part of the global Toyota initiative. This global contest is intended to create opportunities for children, offering them a platform to develop their interest in cars and expressing their creativity and imagination by drawing the “car of their dreams”.
Each year TMC pays a visit to HOPE Zia colony school where children are briefed upon instructions relating to the art competition and about how Toyota makes dreams come true by making specific dream cars.
This year round, TMC also added in aspects of regularity and punctuality. They promised to reward those children who maintained 100% attendance. 100 students of HOPE school Zia colony received gifts from classes IV to X. These gifts included black and white boards, color pencils and pencil boxes. Most of these gifts were bagged by girls of HOPE school.
HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan welcomes any such institute or organization which helps boost the confidence of children and motivates them to do better and dream even bigger.
HOPE, conducted the gift giving ceremony on the 11th of January ’18, where three representatives of TMC led the ceremony leaving all the students elated and encouraged to maintain regularity.
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, facilitates and encourages all such ceremonies which empower and motivate students to perform better.