JCI Dhaka Central, a regional chapter of JCI Bangladesh, organised an art exhibition at the Drik Gallery in Dhaka recently, featuring artworks by children with disabilities.
Four specialised schools and training centers participated in the exhibition where JCI world vice president Rochelle Borton was the chief guest, said a press release.
Titled 'Haatchani', the exhibition displayed paintings by students from School for Gifted Children, Kookaburra Australian Standard School, PFDA Vocational Training Centre and Sunshine Learning Centre.
Currently visiting Bangladesh as part of her role as a World VP, Borton was thrilled to see JCI providing a platform for these students who are normally marginalised within the society, said the press release.
"I hope to come back to Bangladesh to see the next phase of this project," she said, referring to the 'AlorMichil' project by JCI Dhaka Central. The project undertakes initiatives for improving and advancing education. Haatchani is a part of the first phase of 'AlorMichil' project.
"The response to the event has been incredible and we were overwhelmed by the gratitude expressed by the parents and teachers of these children," said JCI Dhaka Central local president Mehzabeen Aziz.