In October 2019, a group of students from Global Indian International School participated in the SNCF (Singapore National Co-operative Federation), Bicentennial Pop Art Event, called, Coming Together as One Through Art. GIIS students displayed their handmade paintings that depicted the rich Indian culture.
Over 50 students from Art Club and CO-OP Club of the school volunteered to make the event a success. The event was graced by the President of Singapore, Ms Halimah Yacob and GIIS students presented her with a batik canvas signifying Indian art. The paintings of the students were based on Indian themes to portray the rich Indian culture.
Along with providing a platform for students to showcase their talents, the aim of this event was to collect funds to donate to The Sree Narayana Mission - a missionary with one mission: to serve with care and compassion. GIIS’ team participated under the campaign “empower the youth” which supported the empowerment of youth and how the awareness in youth creates a positive influence not only to one individual but on the entire society. The young volunteers of GIIS put all their effort together to raise funds for the charity work.
The preparations for the exhibition commenced two months ago under the guidance of teachers Ms Archana Ranade and Mr Ashwin Gite. Their suggestions and advice led the participants throughout the event. The main organising team comprised Sankaari Sankar, Sreejita Hazra, Sara Nair, Apurva Joshi and Jui Gupte.
By this participation, students learnt organisational skills, entrepreneurial skills and also handling big responsibilities while maintaining balance with the team.
Overall, it was a great opportunity for all students and introduced them to the world of giving.