Work continues Sunday on Child Rights Murals

Deputy Government Commissioner Mervyn Stegers lending a hand in painting one of the murals.

ST. EUSTATIUS–The painting of the Rights of the Child Mural at Sandy Road is set to continue Sunday on April 8. The organizers said they are in the home stretch and are asking persons to come out and lend a hand from 8:00am to 1:00pm. They have reached the last group of murals which are being painted with images made by students of Gwendoline van Putten (GvP) secondary school.

The first mural paintings, which are part of an awareness campaign for the Rights of the Child, took place in February. The themed wall competition was for children ages four to 18 years of age.

The mural is being painted in collaboration with GvP School, Mega D. Youth Foundation, New Challenges Foundation and United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF.

Motivated children and adults have been busy painting more than 20 paintings across the wall adjacent to the sports complex on Sandy Road.

Source: The Daily Herald