Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Children under the supervision of Probation and After Care Service will today 20th November to 17th December 2020 have their art works exhibited at the Kioko Art Gallery, Nairobi – Kenya.

The children, aged 8 to 17 years, from August to September 2020 were invited to take part in the art project where they were to create their own artistic works expressing their experiences in the justice system.

Through the art competition themed: ‘Probation: A New Beginning,’ every child was asked to submit at least 2 pieces of art with a brief description of their work and an accompanying message they want people to hear through a competition.

The Children’s Art Competition was officially launched on 20th August 2020 by the State Department for Correctional Services in Nairobi, which saw the participation of 651 children from all over the country.

The children submitted their art works describing the changes in their lives, lessons learnt, their aspirations for the future and the effect of the pandemic on them.

The submitted art works together with the accompanying write ups were judged by a panel of art judges. The winners were selected according to age categories of 8-11years, 12-14 years and 15-17years. The age categories were in cognizance of their different developmental stages and abilities.

The Art Exhibition features drawings, paintings and collages of 42 children. The Exhibition gives the children a chance to have their voices heard through their creative arts.

It provides a platform through which they public can learn about the children’s experiences of the justice system, as well as create awareness on probation, offender rehabilitation and the importance of giving young offenders a second change in life.

It also contributes to their rehabilitation as Probation Officers identify hidden thoughts that may be targeted for intervention.

The art exhibition which was the first of its kind in Kenya has been sponsored been supported by the European Union Mission in Kenya and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Eastern Africa Regional Office through the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD) in Kenya.

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