Spanish honour student-artists for peace

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The School of Creativity in Hong Kong and the Peace and Cooperation Foundation, a Spanish NGO with Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, co-hosted the 2015 Peace and Cooperation School Award Ceremony and the “Road to Hong Kong Joint Art Exhibition” on February 20 in Hong Kong. Diplomats took the stage to grace the award winners, among them four Hong Kong students who won a First Prize and 3 Diplomas.


Attending diplomats included the President of the Peace and Cooperation Foundation, Joaquín Antuña, Mexican Consul General Alicia Buenrostro Massieu, Consul General of the Philippines Bernardita Leonido Catalla, Iranian Consul General Dr Mehdi Fakheri, Acting Consul General of Spain Avelino Busto Cornejo, Acting Consul General of Romania Mircea Gabriel Ciulu, Mexican Consul of Economic and Cultural Promotion Beatriz Eugenia Nava Dominguez, Consul of Argentina Juan Antonio Barreto and Vice Consul of the Philippines Alex Ocillos Vallespin.


“Peace and Cooperation, in the past 34 years, has successfully awaked the world, especially young people, the importance of peace and non-violence through the annual School Award. Since 2002, the School of Creativity continues to induce students’ creativity, expression and aesthetic senses,” Spanish Acting Consul General Mr Busto Cornejo said.

The United Nation’s Peace and Cooperation School Award was created in 1986. This year’s theme was “Technology for Peace: The Great Challenge”, and the programme received record-breaking 2652 entries from over 22 countries and regions.