Goodwill Social work centre, Madurai,India conducted a series of Poster contests for school children on the theme 'WHAT WATER MEANS IN MY LIFE' on 8th March 2008 to celebrate the International Water Day, which falls on 22nd March every year. This is part of the 'Children's Rights through artwork project' being supported by ART VENTURE, Singapore. 366 children in the age group of four to 17 years from 47 schools participated. Of which, Goodwill Social Work Centre had sent as many as 200 posters to Nature¬’s Voice-Our Choice, USA, which organised the international poster contest in April 2008.At the international level, as many as 800 students from 12 countries participated, and 13 award winning posters were selected including the five posters from Madurai,India.
J.E.T. Prasanna, T. Santha Kanagasabai, J. Rohan, L. Gomathi and R. Sindhu Devi let their imagination run riot at the preliminary poster contest organised by Goodwill Social Work Centre on the theme ¬“What water means in my life.¬” Prasanna, a sixteen year-old student of Madura College Higher Secondary School, presented water as a source of life to a child right from the womb.
T. Sastha Kanagasabai, a 12-year-old student of TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School did a comparative presentation of past, present and future. The earth is shown as a barren place, while the future seems hopeful.
Seven-year-old Sindhu Devi and four-year-old Rohan and Gomathi of Lakshmi School portrayed scenes from daily life such as drinking, bathing, washing and cooking. In addition to these features, Gomathi had depicted smiling clouds, trees and mountains with a note ¬“hey water flow forever and make us happy¬”.
Congratulations to our five International poster contest winners!
Please view the photos of our winners at the Award Distribution function held on Saturday,21st June 2008 at the Goodwill social work centre.Please view our webalbum: http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc/GOODWILLSChildrenWinAt2008WorldWaterDayInternationalPosterContestOrganisedByNVOCUSA
Our grateful acknowledgements to Nature's Voice-Our choice, USA and ART VENTURE, Singapore for their valuable partnership.
Goodwill social work Centre