Last month, Virtuos attended the Netspring Students Exhibition held at the Jing’an Children’s Library in Shanghai as part of the eighth Franco-Chinese Environmental Month (FCEM). The FCEM is a collaboration between the French Embassy in China and Chinese partners where a wide range of cultural events from art workshops, exhibitions, film screenings to forums are held for a month to raise awareness about environmental sustainability. Themed “Earth Resources in the Eyes of Children”, the exhibition was held concurrently with the awards ceremony for an art competition which school students supported by Virtuos Shanghai and Chengdu participated in.

Over 400 artworks were collected in total from schools supporting underprivileged students in partnership with Netspring. They include Shanghai Tangwan School and Chengdu Yucai School, both of which are beneficiaries of Virtuos’ Green IT Classroom program, an ongoing initiative to create long-term impact in local communities by fostering digital inclusion and environmental sustainability among students. Our program activities include staff volunteering, where Virtuosi visit partner schools to provide learning opportunities such as in digital art, IT literacy, and reading.

Our staff volunteers teaching students in Shanghai Tangwan School basic digital painting

Among our studios’ beneficiaries, three students from Shanghai Tangwan School and Chengdu Yucai School won accolades for their excellent submissions. Yang Junyu from Shanghai Tangwan School won the bronze prize in the traditional painting category, while Wang Xukang from Chengdu Yucai School won the silver prize in the digital painting category. In addition, Wu Haoran from Shanghai Tangwan School won the Virtuos Volunteering Special Award, presented by Minny Abels, Group Human Resources Director, Virtuos.

Minny presents the VTS Volunteering Special Award to Wu Haoran. Photo courtesy of Netspring
Minny presents the VTS Volunteering Special Award to Wu Haoran. Photo courtesy of Netspring

Check out some of the excellent environment-themed artworks created by the young talent, presented at the exhibition:

Image courtesy of Netspring

Amazing work by all students who participated in the exhibition, and we are proud to partner Netspring in their efforts to create a platform celebrating the hard work and achievements of young talent, and educating the youth on the importance of environmental sustainability through fun ways of learning. We hope to continue supporting these efforts in helping the future generation care for the environment, as part of the core values of our Company Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda – Education, Environment, and Diversity.

Photo courtesy of Netspring