Cuban youth wins painting International Award
It is said that crying does not solve anything. But at least the Earth would look nice with the tears shed daily were a sign of compassion before the inaction which cuts at it.
This idea inspired ninth grade student Lianne Perez Dieguez to draw Desierto de desertificación y medio ambiente (desert of desertification and environment), for which she won fourth place in the 15th International Competition of Childrens Painting on the Environment sponsored by UNICEF.
The parchment of recognition was awarded to her by the vice-minister of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA in Spanish) Jose Antonio Diaz-Duque in front of her classmates and professors at the Rafael Orejon Forment secondary school in Guantanamo.
Â«Through the combination of warm and cold colors I show in the drawing all the processes of desertification, whole-scale indiscriminate logging, the inadequate use of pesticides, as well as a landscape with arid soils,Â» said the youth.
Â«In the background, there are faces of people from whose eyes tears are shed, as well as a hand that stops this process of degradation,Â» she said as she described her drawing.
Â«Since she started studying at school, Lianne has been a frequent participant in different competitions, especially in art,Â» said the professor Yaqueline Diaz Inciarte, head of ninth grade teaching staff.
In addition to these qualities, she performs well academically, frequently participates in cultural activities and has obtained other national competitions such as Trazaguas (following the waters), Contra Incendios (against fires) and Transito (traffic), all in 2005.
Source: Juventud Rebelde