ONYX Hospitality Group launches ‘Arts For the Planet’ in celebration of Earth Day
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on 22 April 2010, ONYX Hospitality Group in co-operation with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of Education, has launched ‘Arts For the Planet’. This two-month long painting competition will provide a total of 12 scholarships to students in primary and secondary schools in the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration system.
Speaking at the project’s launch, Mr. Peter Henley (second from right), President and Chief Executive Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group stated “Through ‘Arts For the Planet’ we hope to instill awareness of the environmental issues that have impacted all of us. The project aims to engage the younger generation through arts to foster critical thinking about the world we live in and the key environmental issues.”
Ms. Masvimol Rakbankerd (far left), Deputy Director, Department of Education, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration added, “The students will benefit greatly from this project. Not only will they be able to display their artistic creativity, but they will also be able to incorporate their knowledge of environmental conservation into their paintings as well.”
The unveiling of the ‘Arts For the Planet’ logo was held at Amari Watergate Bangkok. This project will be held from 17 May - 20 July 2010.
Students interested to join the program can contact their schools directly.
Photo: from left to right
• Ms. Masvimol Rakbankerd, Deputy Director, Department of Education, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
• Associate Professor Nawin Biadklang, Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University
• Mr. Peter Henley, President and Chief Executive Officer, ONYX Hospitality Group
• Ms. Lisa Thomas, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, ONYX Hospitality Group
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