The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is staging a 7.2 Km.-long painting on canvas that conveys a single message at an international competition, according to the coordinator of the program, Mr. Asefaw Asmelash.
He said that the painting under the theme ‘Pollution-Free World’ was painted by a total of 827 under-17 youth from all the Eritrean Administrative regions following a two-year study.
Mr. Asefaw further explained that the work of the painting attests to the conducive ground being created towards nurturing creative youths who would compete at the international level. He added that the size of the painting would be certified by signatures of 5 well-known people on November 26 and sent to the Guinness World Records. The importance of giving such an opportunity to the nation’s youth constitutes a major initiative beyond the success that might be attained in the competition, Mr. Asefaw elaborated.
This project attests to the capacity of the Eritrean youths who participated in the work, stated professional artists. Artist Habtom Mihreteab, who got involved in the work and at the same time offering lectures to young artists, said that the painting depicts the image of the past world and the destruction of natural resources in relation to human development, as well as the efforts being made to restore its potentials. He further noted the vital significance of staging such work of painting in popularizing Eritrea’s image, as well as the great impact the painting would have in nurturing young artists.
Similarly, Artist Tesfai Gebremichael indicated that witnessing 827 youths from all the country’s Administrative regions working together constitutes a significant achievement.
The Under-17 youths who participated in the program said that they take pride for being part of the project. They also said the artistic work has created an opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences.