|Xơ Đăng students and teachers’ rock paintings being auctioned to raise funds during a fair in Kon Tum Province to promote the Ngọc Linh ginseng – Photo giaoducthoidai.vn|
KON TUM – Authorities in Tu Mơ Rông District, Kon Tum Province, have auctioned 10 paintings made on rocks by students to raise funds for disadvantaged people, including for their education, at the province’s Ngọc Linh ginseng fair.
They were chosen from a contest organised on February 2 by the province Department of Education and Training to foster creativity among ethnic Xơ Đăng students and teachers, who collected the rocks from riverbanks and glued them together to paint.
The works are about Xơ Đăng culture, Ngọc Linh ginseng and Tu Mơ Rông landscapes.
Ten outstanding works chosen by the department for prizes were auctioned at the fair on February 7, and they fetched a total of VNĐ125 million, which will be donated to poor people, especially to fund their children's education.
The chairman of the district People’s Committee, Võ Trung Mạnh, said the student artists were happy to know their paintings would help others.
According to the director of Kon Tum Department of Education and Training, Phạm Thị Trung, the rock painting contest had sought to help students understand nature's beauty and create works of art from everyday items.
Tu Mơ Rông District also plans to support all the talented students discovered through the contest.
The Ngọc Linh ginseng fair is being organised by the province from February 6 to February 9 to promote the medicinal herb. VNS