Kathmandu, March 29, 2016: Various artists put together their art pieces for Open Art Exhibition, a series of fundraiser art exhibitions organized by ONE Youth. The said exhibition is to be held from 11 am to 5 pm at Patan Museum on April 2nd, Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure on April 9th and will continue to Bhaktapur Durbar Square as well if the initial events become fruitful. The fund collected will be utilised for library building, computer lab building and to provide scholarship support to 22+ students from two schools of Bhumlutaar, Kavrepalanchowk. The price for the entry fee is Rs. 20.
The main attraction of the event will be 40+ art pieces from more than seven artists namely Sherman Nepali, Manika Dongol, Surendra Tamang, Bishal Pandey, Pranaya Shrestha,Â Rohan Rain, Kiran Tamang, Jagdish Moktan, Pradeep Bahing etc. The event will also have food stalls and live classical music or slam poetry.
ONE Youth is a non-governmental organization established by a group of students in Nepal. It is also a member of Social Welfare council. Though being registered on 2015, it started its works unofficially from 2014. The major sectors of workings are education, health, leadership and motivation. Their major projects currently are building libraries and computer labs at rural schools. They have also successfully conducting drug abuse prevention and sex education campaigns, stationery donations and scholarships at rural schools, motivational seminars and various other fundraisers.
“A large number of children in the villages do not even complete primary level education. Poverty- stricken families canâ€™t afford sending off their kids to schools if no helping hands are available in the family. Â Due to theoretical education Nepalese students are not that competitive on the market which is already filled with lot of unemployed people. Thus they are forced to go to Middle east countries like UAE, Qatar etc. as a cheap labor. Even then students with higher secondary level education do not know how to use a computer on a basic level. Due to this reason they cannot be competitive enough for the market. ONE Youth thus have targeted the government schools with low budgets and those who cannot afford even a single computer for their school to be included for this project.” ONE Youth states.
For more information about the event go to ONE Youth.
Event page:Â Open Art Exhibition for Education