Children With Disabilities Show Their Talent In Art Competition

Children and young adults with disabilities accompanied by their parents and teachers at the 5th Rainbow in My Heart Art Competition 2016.

More than 100 children and young adults with disabilities accompanied by their parents and teachers were given an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent at the 5th “Rainbow in My Heart” Art Competition 2016 at Jaya 33 Cybercentre, Petaling Jaya on Dec 3.

Participants were special needs people with learning and cognitive disabilities such as autistics, dyslexia, Apert syndrome, Down’s syndrome, global development delay (GDD) and slow learners.

The event saw enthusiastic participation in the young artists producing beautiful masterpieces on the given theme “Humanity with Colours and Visions.”

Organised by The Rotary Club of Bandar Utama (RCBU), the event was open to children below 15 years old (Group A) and young adults above 15 years old (Group B).

Rotary Club of Bandar Utama president Victor Lim posing with 16-year-old slow learner Wong Cheng Shuang and her artwork.

RCBU president Victor Lim Len Kee said the art competition was to create public awareness on the latent talents and artistic abilities of these special needs people.

“We are excited to hold this annual event to recognize the artistic and creative abilities of these young artists in expressing themselves by making such beautiful pieces of artworks,” he said.

At the end of two hours all the paintings were submitted for judging by a panel of judges who included Winston Leong, Leong Keng Hoong and Filipino artist, entrepreneur and Rotarian Karina Jardin.

While waiting for the results, SEGI and HELP University Rotaractors, and Renee & King Tech provided the entertainment.

All the participants received a goody bag and certificate of participation. The sponsors and contributors also received certificates of appreciation.

The winners for category A and B were given certificates and prizes during the closing ceremony of the event.

Special needs children taking part in the Rainbow In My Heart art competition.

 

12-year-old Nursuraya with dyslexia displays her artwork. Beside her is her father Mohd Nazri providing support.

 

Bremen A/L Alegri Samy, 16, with ASD showing his artwork.

 

16-year-old Lau Tiong Seng with autism proudly displays his artwork.

 

27-year-old Abdul Wafi Ridzuan with Down syndrome with his art piece of bunga raya and butterflies. Posing with him is his teacher Rachel from PKK Istimewa Kajang.

 

Young people with disabilities were given an opportunity to showcase their talents at the Rainbow in My Hear art competition.

 

Art competition judges (from left) Winston Leong, Karina Jardin and Leong Keng Hoong having brief conversation with participants.