(Singapore, 05 October 2023) — As one of the activities of ART Trek 15, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore collaborated with KJEM Brilliant Kidz, a Filipino-run student care center in Singapore, for the inaugural “ART Trek for Kids” on 01 October 2023 at the Embassy.
With the goal of encouraging appreciation for literature and the arts among the youth, the organizers prepared creative workshops and fun activities for the kids. ART Trek for Kids was also held in celebration of the Philippines’ Museums and Galleries Month and Singapore’s Children’s Day.
Around fifty (50) children, with ages from 3 to 16 years old, participated in the Sunday afternoon activity, and joined their choice of creative workshop among the six which were made available for them. Among the speakers and workshop facilitators of Art Trek for Kids were: Ms. Meg Nones Tongio for abstract painting; Ms.Joanne Ongkeko for creative storytelling; Ms. Claire Betita De Guzman for creative writing; Ms. John Marie Andrada for still life painting; Ms. Rianna Beatrice Bonzon for landscape painting; and Ms. Nicole Ashley Nones for free-hand sketching.
In his remarks, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Medardo G. Macaraig said that Art Trek is all about having fun. Art is an expression of one’s self which other people can also see through their art.
KJEM Brilliant Kidz was established in 2019 with a vision to create a holistic learning environment dedicated to cultivating young minds to inculcate life-long skills and to develop children’s passion.
Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every October by virtue of Proclamation No. 798 signed on 12 September 1991 by former President Corazon Aquino. This year’s theme, “Building the Nation, One Exhibit at a Time,” highlights the prime role of museums and galleries as institutions in awakening the Filipino national consciousness vital to nation-building.
On the other hand, Children’s Day in Singapore is observed every first Friday of October highlighting the importance of promoting child welfare and their rights, which will be on 06 October this year. END