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Visual Arts Youth Festival in Nicaragua | Feb 10, 2010

Cinthia Membreño

Children, adolescents and young Nicaraguans from different zones of the country will present more than 70 art pieces, as part of the Visual Arts Youth Festival on Human Development and Recycling Sculptures. The event, which is organized by the United Nations Program for Development (PNUD), will take place at Multicentro Las Américas shopping mall (Managua), starting at 10:30 am. The program of activities will include dance performances, theater plays, a concert by the band La Cuneta Son Machín, among others.

According to a press release, provided by Leslie Ruiz, Communications Responsible for the Fourth Human Development Report for Nicaragua (IDH) 2010, the exposition of art pieces is the result of two previous contests that were held in 2009. The first one, called Visual Arts Youth Contest "Ser joven en Nicaragua", gathered 53 pieces that were made by people between 13 and 29 years old. The contest aimed to involve Nicaraguan young people in the construction of the Fourth Report on Development of Human Rights (IDH) of Nicaragua.

On the other hand, the second contest, which was promoted by the United Nations System (SNU), aimed to raise awareness on the importance of environmental preservation. More than 835 students from 15 public schools and five from private ones participated on it. In addition, 72 students from Nicaraguan universities collaborated by educating participants on the management of solid waste.

The activities of the festival include a fashion show with clothing made of recycled material, a performance by a group of elder dancers, a concert by the Nicaraguan band La Cuneta Son Machín, a theater play, and others. For further information go to our Events Calendar.