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ONYX Hospitality Group launches Arts For the Planet in celebration of Earth Day

eTN Staff Writer  Apr 23, 2010

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2010, ONYX Hospitality Group in cooperation with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of Education, has launched "Arts For the Planet." This two-month-long painting competition will provide a total of 12 scholarships to students in primary and secondary schools in the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration system.

Speaking at the project‚Äôs launch, Mr. Peter Henley (second from right in photo), president and chief executive officer, ONYX Hospitality Group stated: ‚ÄúThrough ‚ÄėArts For the Planet‚Äô we hope to instill awareness of the environmental issues that have impacted all of us. The project aims to engage the younger generation through arts to foster critical thinking about the world we live in and the key environmental issues.‚ÄĚ

Ms. Masvimol Rakbankerd (far left in photo), deputy director, Department of Education, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration added: ‚ÄúThe students will benefit greatly from this project. Not only will they be able to display their artistic creativity, but they will also be able to incorporate their knowledge of environmental conservation into their paintings as well.‚ÄĚ

The unveiling of the "Arts For the Planet" logo was held at Amari Watergate Bangkok. This project will be held from May 17-July 20, 2010. Students interested in joining the program can contact their schools directly.

ONYX Hospitality Group launches Arts For the Planet in celebration of Earth Day
L to R: Masvimol Rakbankerd, Nawin Biadklang, Peter Henley, Lisa Thomas /

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