School donates art proceeds to physically challenge home
Pupils of Marymount School, Lekki have donated N112,950 to Modupe Cole Memorial Home, a school for special students to alleviate the plight of the students.
The fund, a proceed of an art exhibition themed “Waste to Art” was held early in the year, where the budding artists made the best of unwanted household materials and sold it out to the guests at the auction ceremony held in the school premises.
The beautiful works of art from aluminum cans, cereal boxes, bottle tops, newspapers and toilet tissue rolls include furniture artwork, Ankara dining set, paper plate craft among others. The event, was chaired by renowned artist, Mr. Jerry Nnubia and Mr. Seye Morgan from Rihago Auction Ltd, who volunteered as the auctioneer.
During the visit to the home, the pupils were received by the Principal of Modupe Cole Memorial, Alhaja Rabiu Sherifat, who expressed delight in the support and interest shown to the home. She thanked the management for such a laudable initiative.
While she took pupils round the school premises, she explained that despite their physical constraints, the pupils are creative as most of the works in the school’s Arts Department were paintings done by feet of one of the pupils. She stated that the school caters for the physically and mentally challenged children by running both academic and vocational centres.
Also speaking, Arts Director for the school, Mr. Bello Yisa, observed that the home shared Marymount School’s principle of incorporating art into children’s lifestyle as it encourages creative thinking and boosts self-esteem thus making children better students.
Earlier, the principal of Marymount School, Mrs. Naseem Sen, said the gesture was to teach the pupils to be passionate about others, boost their creativity and learn the art of giving in a society where poverty and squalor persists.