The finalists of an emirate-wide educational art competition to promote tolerance and heritage have been announced.
Inspired by the moral education curriculum, the My Morals My Identity competition challenged groups of students from grade 2 to 5 across Abu Dhabi to create pieces of art based on the programme’s core values of heritage, tolerance and solidarity.
Established with a goal of emphasising the importance of developing creativity, over 1,000 participants and 600 pieces of art were submitted and the resulting 32 finalists will see their work on display at Manarat Al Saadiyat until 28th June.
Commenting on the initiative, winning student Mohammed Al Marzooqi highlighted that he was inspired by the UAE’s example of tolerance and how it has created connections between people of different cultures: “I’m extremely proud to have my artwork selected for the exhibition. My art is a showcase of how the UAE promotes tolerance, and has created a feeling of solidarity between the wide range of people that live here.
“Being a part of My Morals My Identity has inspired me to continue with more artwork that promotes these important values.”
To find out more about the exhibition, visit: manaratalsaadiyat.ae