PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MECYS) – Education On The Move, in collaboration with UNICEF Netherlands is hosting its 2nd Annual Art Auction, this Saturday, 15 December.
The 2nd Annual Art Auction will feature 20 artwork pieces created by students of various Primary Schools and After School Programs on the island. All proceeds of the art auction will go back to the schools to support their educational work. This year’s Art Auction has the theme ‘Too COOL to Loot” dedicated to the
campaign MECYS and UNICEF have been conducting throughout the past year.
The campaign started in response to the numerous incidents of looting that took place after hurricane Irma last September. Members of the campaign have since visited dozens of schools and organized various events to tackle the issue in a positive manner by engaging children and young people in the efforts.
The 2nd Annual Art Auction will take place this Saturday 15th of December at the Government Administration Building, on the ground floor. The evening will start at 6:00pm with a cocktail reception. The auction will start at precisely 7:00pm.
Everyone is encouraged to join the Art Auction to support the participating schools, after school programs and the talented children of St. Maarten. For more information about the Art Auction and the Too COOL to Loot campaign visit www.facebook.com/toocooltoloot.