“Pinta ng Bukas” art exhibit opens to support Caritas Manila Scholars

Caritas Manila Scholars Association (CAMASA) opens the “Pinto ng Bukas” art exhibit to support the educational program of Caritas Manila, the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Manila.

The art exhibit titled ‘Pinta ng Bukas The Heartful Project’ is aimed to raise additional funds to support the young scholars of Caritas Manila, according to CAMASA National President Susan Red-Gomez.

“Ang talagang goal namin dito ang makapagpaaral, makalikom ng sapat na pondo para itustos namin at itulong namin sa Caritas Manila para sa mga scholars sa next school year wherein that we will be able to help Caritas Manila to at least fund a P10-Million for the scholarship program,” said Gomez in her interview at Radio Veritas.

Gomez emphasized that as a former scholar of the church, alumni scholars are trying to help other young people fulfill their dreams by finishing their studies.

Caritas Manila must raise more than 100 million pesos per year to finance the education of almost five thousand young people in college and technical vocational courses.

Rens Tuzon, YSLEP alumnus and Bohemian Coffee Artist said that sharing his knowledge about painting is a grace from God and his way of giving back what he learned.

Tuzon asserted that the painting inspires for the future like the work of Caritas Manila which strives to help give hope to the people through education which is the key to overcoming poverty.

“Iba ang essential ng art, talagang it’s hope, it reflects life; may buhay talaga siya, everywhere there’s an art. Yung ginawa ng Caritas Manila na advocacy and I am very proud na produkto po akong Caritas Manila (YSLEP) and at the same time this is our way of paying back yung aming success na isi-share namin sa kabataan ngayon through art,” he said.

Caritas Manila wants to further expand the institution’s education program and increase the number of scholars in the country.

Caritas Manila Executive Director Fr. Anton Pascual said that education is the social equalizer that can meet the worsening poverty and hunger in the Philippines.

Among those who attended the opening of the art exhibit were Fr. Moises Ciego of the National Shrine and Parish of the Sacred Heart in Makati City, Kid Peña, Makati City representative, representative of Glorietta mall, and members of CAMASA.

The Pinto ng Bukas Art Exhibit is located at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City and will run until November 30. It will feature various artworks from young artists all over the country. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)


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