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Diamond Kids Art Foundation opens new office complex with exhibition

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DIAMOND Kid’s Art Foundation (DKAF) recently opened the doors of its new office complex with inaugural creative and artistic exhibitions that showcased various witty and talented works by its members ranging from drawings, paintings, dance performances and open speech presentation on dangers of child trafficking which captivated the interest of audience and artists from different walks of life .

Speaking during the inauguration in Awka, the royal father of the day and traditional ruler of Awka , Ob iGibson Nwosu, represented by Chief C. I. Nwosu, while describing DKAF as God given foundation that aims at giving life to upcoming generation through discovering and harnessing talents, encouraged parents and guardians to avail their children and wards the opportunity of being members.

Shortly before touring round the art gallery inside the new complex, the chairman of the day and Managing Director of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC), Chuka Nnabuife, commended and encouraged the founder of DKAF, Mrs Ifunanyachukwu Okeke,  for coming up with such initiative of developing raw talents from early stage through art. He also gave an in-depth insight on how creative  art  is very beneficial  in the contemporary world.

Sir Nnabuife, whose artworks can be spotted in both national and international scenes, posited that one of the rudiments of life is ability to be innovative and creative to overcome hurdles at challenging times and equally earn a living out of it by applying those skills in craft making and real life situations. He admonished members of the foundation to be focused and take seriously all that they were being taught, as it will be useful one day.

Similarly, the former Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and a renowned artist with so many art collections in his gallery, Prof. Clifford Nwana, in his expression, stressed the need to begin as early as  kindergarten age to teach a child  fine art in school.

 According to him, it is considered important because it aids in developing a child’s mental and cognitive ability which are inborn and needed to be developed.

In their separate messages, the mother of the day and Director, Public Health Services, Anambra State,  Mrs Rhoda Okoye and the artistic director of the foundation, Mr. Felix Nwosu called on parents to register their children.

 “Registration is free. What we are interested in is bringing out their God given talents. Surprisingly, a girl was brought here and under two weeks, she started sewing cloth,” Mr. Nwosu noted.

Earlier in an opening remark, Mrs. Ifunanya Okeke, while seeking    joint effort and support of good spirited individuals in achieving the goals of the NGO,  reiterated that the charity organisation was berthed in 2019, to bridge the gap where art is taken for granted and children’s talents neglected for their well being and developments or to freely express themselves.

The event had in attendance, veteran artists,  art lovers and friends of the foundation, including former Chairman of Orumba North LGA, John Onyeakpa and Chief Executive Director of Inside NollyWood, Mr. Muoma Obinna, among others.

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