HOPE – a charity in Pakistan embarked on journey of spreading education in Pakistan which began with one school has now a network of schools in all over Pakistan, where thousands of underprivileged are getting an opportunity to get quality edification through Formal or Informal schools.
Recently eight students of HOPE Zia colony school visited Toyota Showroom for the the Toyota dream car art contest which 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”.
At the end of the competition, students were rewarded with certificates and goody bags. Representatives of HOPE along with one teacher accompanied the students and guided them where needed.
HOPE- an educational NGO in Pakistan believes that Art is not meant to be looked at only for what it is. It is meant to stimulate thought because it allows viewers to draw their own emotions and pull from their personal experiences when viewed. It is very powerful in this way and it naturally develops critical and innovative thinking skills. Art also teaches many important qualities such as listening, observing and responding to multiple perspectives.
Students of HOPE were elated and thankful for such a wonder experience. Face painting and other activities proved to be a cherry on the cake for these underserved children.
Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child special in Karachi believes that art is a way of adding color and joy to a dreary life and hence facilitates any such activity which aims to explore children’s hidden talents.