The 2017 Art and Essay project instigated students to creatively talk to all duty bearers, to challenge them to show care and concern to their desire and aspirations for healthy living, for sobriety. We provoked them to ask adults to listen, to give them space and time to express themselves artistically. That substance use is hurting them, and why they turn to it in the first place; because no one seems to care to their thoughts and dreams, to information they consume and to perceptions imparted or the negative influences.
We gave them a month to prepare, a month to dazzle, to compete amongst themselves and bring forth a winner; best message on what happens when we don’t listen, car or pay attention.
Here are the winners of the 2017 Artbeat Project