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Celebrating Diversity - Friends-International Blog

Celebrating Diversity

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International urban artists Samapeap Tarr – Peap (from NZ), Bibi Chun and They (both from Malaysia), recently brought their artistic talents to the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia with various events and workshops.  One of their main activities during this visit was to hold a unique collaborative arts workshop with 40 students from the ages of 7 to 9 from Mith Samlanh and the International School of Phnom Penh. The children have been working together over the past few months to explore Children’s Rights and most particularly, the right to education and the right to play.  The theme of the workshop; ‘Celebrating Diversity’ appropriately reflects the varied mix of cultures, backgrounds and influences that set the basis for these workshops.

During the 4 workshops, students planned and brainstormed their creations before getting creative on 4 panels, each measuring 2 x 1 m. The results were fantastic and all the kids involved had a great time. The paintings will be displayed at the Mith Samlanh Center in Phnom Penh. A big thanks to Peap, Bibi Chun and They!

See more of the paintings here

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