Japanese philanthropist give art materials to kids PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:28

A Japanese philanthropist arrived in the city yesterday and donated various school supplies mostly art materials to thousands of children in three chosen central schools.

Kenji Osaka Mori in his courtesy visit to City Hall said he chose Zamboanga City because he was impressed by the talents of the local kids in drawing and other artistic works.

Mori’s donation included 140,000 pieces of crayon sets and pencils, 10,000 art cards and 64,000 pieces of refillable mechanical pencils.

The recipients were grade-schoolers from Zamboanga East Central School, Zamboanga West Central School and Baliwasan Central School.

The donation was made possible through the coordination with Mori’s friends, among them was Atty. Medalle.

Mori explained his donation is one way of strengthening the already deeply rooted friendship between the Philippines and Japan.

He also wished that the local kids will continue honing their skills in drawing as a medium of expressing themselves.

The Japanese philanthropist was likewise hopeful the Japanese youth will find interest to learn from Filipino youth the skills in drawing and painting.— VTL