Animal Lover Wins Art Competition

12 May 2010

Naylee Nagda of Grade Eight at The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi recently won second prize for her artwork in a competition that was organized by the IFAW.

Naylee Nagda of Grade Eight at The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi recently won second prize for her artwork in a competition that was organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Her artwork depicts a dog being bathed by a group of children. “Dogs are some of the most important animals in people’s lives, yet all they receive are kicks, insults and other animal rights violations. People should realize a dog is part of the family and we must make them comfortable” says Naylee, who loves washing her dog. Together with her talent, Naylee also has a passion for the environment, and has represented young people at various national and international events.

Her interpersonal and organizational skills have awarded her with numerous honors, one of them included sitting on the Junior Board of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where they discussed the contribution children can make to the development of the country. Naylee has also traveled to Algeria, Malaysia, Norway and Cameroon on environmental functions. In addition to becoming a doctor, one of her future goals is to form a group that will endeavor to improve the status of children and the environment.