Students of the Z Club of Childlink High School celebrated the “International Day of the Girl Child” 2020 in a very special way via art and painting to express their thoughts and to appeal to the adults to join them create the future they want and deserve, a future that they envision where the gender gap is narrowed and gender equity is achieved.
The “International Day of the Girl Child” is observed every year on October 11 and the members of Zonta Club of Cebu II marked the event with a virtual activity that expressed the hope to see the day that every girl shall have safe spaces to grow up in, where girls have the same opportunities to obtain education, as boys, and where chances for a bright future abound.
The United Nations’ theme for this year’s celebration is “My voice, our equal future” that focuses on how girls globally are leading the way. It encouraged the young members of Z Club of Childlink High School to seize the opportunity to be inspired by what adolescent girls see as the change they want, and the solutions they envision, that will bring them closer to their goals.
What better far-reaching expression of dreams and aspirations of a better future that these young people want and deserve is there than through art? The paintings are part of the students’ class in Social Studies where they are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings and communicate through their paintings the emotions that cannot be expressed in words.
What better fertile ground to sow the seeds of awareness about gender equality than in the young minds of students, who have been sensitized to action by the school with social responsibility in mind.
Childlink High School students who made artworks for the International Day of the Girl Child included Alcyone Torrecampo, Andrea Eloise Rentuza, Andrei Jose Ignacio, Breinard Torrecampo, Chen Chit Ying, Galia Eve Casino, Goeun Jang, Jhirlymarie Lloyd Tio, Katrina Isabelle Chua, Lance Andrei Ong, Russelle Sampang, Beau Kristoff Cataluna, Dexie Bernice Estrella, Jamela Aranduque, Jessemarie Lloyd Tio, Renzo Isaiah Bernabe, Eugenie Villamor and Rehsia Therese Gadrinab.