As part of efforts to unearth creativity in young children in Ghana, Toyota Ghana Company Limited has rewarded 9 kids who emerged winners in its 10thDream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony for presenting the best artwork intended to help solve problem in communities.
The 9 awardees represent the Top 3 winners selected from three categories of children less than 8 years, children between 18years and 11years and children between 12 and 15 years respectively.
They were rewarded with fantastic prizes including bicycles with safety protective sets, Toyota branded bags and electronic tablets with already downloaded learning kits.
For the first category of winners, Yaw Obeng Omane Boamah, a student of the Merton International School, emerged the overall winner followed by Aislyn Nyarko Owusu-Bempah and Berthleen Baaba Ntsefoa Fletcher respectively.
The second category of winners saw Adrijaa Pal, who is also a student of Merton International School in Accra, adjudged the overall winner whilst Henry Danso Yeboah of the Crown Prince Academy came second followed by Ama Obeng-Sakyi as 3rd place winner.
Caleb Enam Banini, a student of Morning Star International School topped the third category. He was followed by Evelyn Akosua Bonsu of Crown Prince Academy School while Emmanuel John Mahama was declared the 3rd place winner.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Managing Director of Toyota Ghana, Tetsuya Suematsu, said the top 3 awardees will also stand the chance to represent Ghana at the world stage in an international event –the World Contest slated to take place in Japan in August.
They will be up for a grand prize if their artworks are selected.
According to the Toyota MD, this year’s contest is the 10th in history since Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) of Japan began the Dream Car Art Contest awards.
He noted that about 674 entries of artwork were received this year by TMC with Ghana topping the list of countries around the world with the highest figure.
200 were shortlisted before it was finally narrowed down to the first top 3 adjudged winners within the 3 categories.
Minister of Education Professor Naana Opoku Agyemang extolled the participants for the excellent creativity exuded during the contest, urging them not to relent in their efforts to be creative always in their academic works.
She equally advised the kids to endeavour to read copiously and also research new ideas so as to contribute immensely to shaping the world.
The Minister in a speech read on behalf of her by the Director of Pre-Tertiary Education of the Ministry of Education, Mad. Rabiana Azara Amandi, lauded Toyota Ghana for showing keen interest in “not only the sale of cars, but also contributing to promotion of education in the country”.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is an annual art competition for children up age of 15.
The competition invites children from all over the world to express their creativity by drawing their dream cars that can solve a problem in their community.
The competition also rewards each of the 200 shortlisted entries for the level of creativity displayed with Toyota branded books and school supplies.
Source: Joseph Kobla Wemakor