Special needs children showcase artistic talents


Students of the David Rose School for Special Needs yesterday showcased their artwork in the form of 50 beautifully designed pieces of fabrics that they spent long hours trying to perfect with the help of the Sonia Noel Foundation for Creative Arts (SNFCA).

Members of the media were yesterday treated to the first look behind the scenes at the designing of the 50 pieces of fabric by the students of the David Rose School for Special Needs.

Genell Bishop, a teacher at the school, was very excited with the work the SNFCA was doing within the Craft Department. She explained that initially one group of students had been working with the SNFCA team, then more students came on board to learn fabric art, as well as how to design the pieces of fabric.

INews understands that the students’ parents were very delighted by the items their children had brought home to work on.

SNFCA’s Founder, Sonia Noel, was present at the school guiding the students with their fabric art work. “Working with these students gives me such a rewarding and fulfilling feeling. I pledge to continue to work along with the David Rose School. I also urge other members of society to give of their time and resources, not only to this school, but to other persons from the disabled community, especially in this atmosphere of patriotism and love for our fellow Guyanese,” Noel stated.

INews was told that these limited edition pieces will be on display at the launch of Guyana Fashion Week on May 20 at the Colgrain House. They will also be available for sale at the Fashion and Beauty Expo which will be held on May 21 & 22 at the Pegasus Hotel.

The exercise at the school is part of PROJECT 6/50 launched by the SNFCA.

INews photographer attended the event and captured the following scenes:

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