THE Korean-Philippines Educational and Cultural Exchange Center (Kopec) in partnership with the Provincial Government will hold the Cebu Art Festival and Competition that will showcase the creativity and talents of children with disabilities.
The event is in line with the “9th Special Day for Children with Disabilities” initiated by Kopec.
At least 19 schools from different towns will participate.
The exhibit will be from Feb. 18 to March 5 at the second floor of the Capitol Legislative Building.
The art competition includes painting, cartooning, poem and essay writing and crafting art out of recycled materials.
A total of 160 pupils, teachers and parents are joining the event.
The schools that will participate are special education (SPED) centers from Lipata of Minglanilla, Balamban, Bantayan, Barili, San Francisco, Borbon, Carmen, Dumanjug, Liloan, Pinamungajan, San Fernando and Consolacion.
Other participants include Lipata National High School, Cordova Central School, Tuburan Central School, Badian Central School, Ginatilan Central School, Oslob Central School and Mandaue Integrated SPED School.
Provincial Information Officer Ethel Natera said the Provincial Government donated P100,000 to make this event possible.
Choi Hun Young, president of Kopec, said they want to show that handicapped children can improve their lives by being “inspired and developed to get their potential talent in music and art.”
Young said Korean and Filipino professors are coming to help the pupils.
Lee Chae In, chief-of-staff of Kopec, said that through the use of recycled items to be used in art, it can help protect the Earth.
“We want them that their dreams will come true and maybe also change their life,” she said.