After a highly successful 2009’s ‘Meri Duniya k Rang’ (Colors of My World) in March 2009, NOWPDP held the second art competition on 9 December 2011 with an attendance of 165 students from 21 special education schools, along with help from 20 volunteers, at Noor e Ali Trust Park in Clifton.
In the similar process, to provide an equal opportunity platform, the participants were divided into categories according to their abilities, assisted by their teachers and volunteers.
The five judging categories were: Hearing, Intellectual, Physical, PDD and, Visual disabilities. The two main art mediums were illustration and painting. Children with mental and visual disabilities were given brown paper bags that they had to reach into and draw the different textured objects they could feel. Children with hearing disabilities were taught how to draw portraits of each other while children with physical disabilities painted with the crayon resist technique. For children with intellectual disabilities, volunteers read out interesting stories and which the children drew on paper.
After the competition, the judges: Mr. Jimmy Engineer and Ms. Naheed Raza, chose three outstanding works of art from each category. Mr. Engineer announced additional cash prizes for consolation positions from each category as well.
Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh, Advisor on Special Education to the Chief Minister, was the chief guest and he, along with NOWPDP President, Mr. Amin Hashwani, distributed the prizes to the winners and participation certificates to the remaining children. The JS Academy interlaced the prize distribution with engaging performances for the Deaf and Karachi Association for the Welfare of Special Persons.
- HBL (Platinum Sponsor)
- English Biscuit Manufacturers
- Pakistan Cables
- EFU General
- Unilever, Pakistan.
|Intellectual||First||Adam Bin Tahir||Milestone|
|PDD||First||Asad Asif||MA Ayesha|
|PDD||Second||Zeeshan||Vocational Rehabilitation Centre|
|Physical||Second||Samra Abid Rizvi||Imran Rehabilitation Centre|
|Hearing||Third||Asma Adam||Imran Rehabilitation Centre|
- NOWPDP Staff & Volunteers
- IVSAA art volunteers
- Chief Guest: Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh
- Mr. Jimmy Engineer
- Ms. Naheed Raza
- Aga Khan Special Welfare Board for Pakistan
- Al Umeed Rehabilitation Academy
- Autism Institute
- Aziz Begum Memorial Trust
- Family Educational Services Foundation – Deaf Reach Primary
- Family Educational Services Foundation – Deaf Reach Secondary
- Ida Rieu
- Imran Rehabilitation Centre
- JS Academy for the Deaf
- Karachi Association for the Welfare of Special Persons
- Karachi Vocational Training Centre
- MA Ayesha Memorial
- Markaz e Umeed
- Milestone Charitable Trust
- SCINOSA Day Home
- Special Chilren Educational Institute
- Special Children School Bahria – Karsaz
- Special Olympics Pakistan
- Express Tribune
- Daily Times
- Business Recorder
- Daily K2
- Daily Mahasib
- Baad e Shimal
In the future, NOWPDP plans to promote the artwork created by participants of ‘Meri Duniya k Rang’, by producing merchandise, holding an exhibition and encouraging companies to purchase the works. With proceeds from sale of artwork and merchandise, NOWPDP will establish a fund to send winners of the art competition to relevant courses and classes at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.
At a Glance:
Date of Event: 9 December 2011
Attendees: 165 students
Funding Source: Corporate Sponsors