Global Art kids on the theme “Save the Tiger 1411” win global acclaim from WWF

Chennai, August 24, 2010: Global Art kids have done it again; and this time for a cause. 20 creatives of Global Art India (a unit of SIP Academy India Pvt. Ltd.) children on the theme “Save the Tiger 1411” have been recognized by WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) for their sensitivity towards the cause of saving Tigers. The creatives, which were showcased at the Second Ministerial Conference held at Bali, Indonesia recently, have been endorsed and certified by WWF for its intense depiction of the subject – a rare feat in itself.

This is the first time that creatives by Global Art kids were exhibited at a Ministerial Conference on invitation from WWF. The creatives were exhibited alongside photos taken by children living around the forests in Sumatra where tigers are found. Delegates from all 13 tiger range countries had attended the conference.

Global Art India had organized an awareness campaign for children on the theme “Save the Tiger 1411” in Chennai in February 2010. More than 1,500 children between the age group of 5-15 years participated in the event across all Global Art centres. The 20 top paintings were showcased at the Ministerial conference held in Bali.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Dinesh Victor, Managing Director, SIP Academy India said “It is an important milestone for Global Art as our children’s efforts are recognized at the global level for a noble endeavour. Such recognitions motivate them as also the company. Tigers are one of the most endangered species in the world and are on the verge of extinction. We need to save them and there is a need to create awareness amongst the public especially the younger generation. Such paintings will educate children about the seriousness of the problem as there are only 1411 tigers left in India now. Saving the tiger shall save our fragile eco-system for the generations to come.”

“Through their creatives, the children highlighted the critical issues that have caused the drastic decline of wild tiger population in India. The theme encouraged the children to express their views on this issue in a creative way. Each painting was a message in itself and a plea to the nation to help save the tiger” he added.

Global Art is a unique international art programme for children, which enhances creativity in children using drawing and colouring techniques in a structured and systematic manner. This programme also helps children develop higher levels of observation & concentration, self expression and confidence along with their artistic skills.

The Global Art Programme in India caters to children in the age group of 5-15 years and is designed to provide students with an easy yet effective method to acquire and develop their drawing skills.

About Global Art
Global Art India is a collaboration of SIP Academy India with Global Art, Malaysia. Incorporated in 1999, Global Art is the first and only company to provide a complete, systematic and efficient art programme with the aim of developing the artistic and creative potential of children. The founder director of Global Art Mr. Mahair Goh has a passion for art & has worked with children for more than a decade. Global Art is currently being run in 20 countries across the world with over 575 centres and has successfully trained over 1, 50,000 children. To instill a higher level of artistic appreciation and skill in children, Global Art has done extensive research in the development of the step-by-step art syllabus, which has been a trendsetter in Asia and Australia. Global Art India started its first learning centre in Chennai in May 2005 and has thus far, added colour & enhanced creativity in the lives of over 8,500 children across 72 learning centres.

About SIP Academy India Pvt Ltd
Started in 2003, SIP Academy India is a company which believes in the progress of children by developing their skills. SIP’s vision is to make a difference nationally by creating and distributing world class programmes which significantly impact the mental potential of children. Today, SIP has a presence in 20 states with over 600 centres and is successfully running programmes like SIP Abacus and Brain Gym Programme, Global Art, AMAL, MIKids and Orator. The various programmes being run by the company have benefitted over 1,50,000 children across 600 learning centres across 20 states. Log on to www.sipacademyindia.com for more details.

For more information contact:
Mr. K. Venkataramanan
SIP Academy India Pvt. Ltd.
Tel No: +91 97890 89900
E-mail: venkat@sipacademyindia.com

Ms. Sunitha Daisun
SIP Academy India Pvt. Ltd.
Tel No: +91 98403 88520
E-mail: sunitha@sipacademyindia.com
Gomathi Ravishankar
Adfactors PR Pvt Ltd.,
Chennai
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