Rivers of the World (ROTW) has been delivered in partnership by Thames Festival Trust and the British Council since 2006.
The project enables young people to explore, celebrate and share their local environment, learn about other cultures and engage with global issues. It also provides fantastic opportunities for pupils to work with talented professional artists to create amazing pieces of art work for public display in London and participating cities globally.
The Philippines has been selected for the first time to participate in the Rivers of the World. Six (6) public schools in Marikina City were given the opportunity to be partnered with a UK school and work with a local artist from the Design Centre of the Philippines, to produce high quality digital artworks about the story and value of Marikina River and local community. These artworks are being displayed as part of the Totally Thames Festival in London from 1 to 31 September 2015. A series of Philippine exhibitions is to be scheduled, the first of which will be held on 15 September 2015, 04:00 – 06:00 PM at the Marble Hall, Museum of the Filipino People, National Museum of the Philippines, City of Manila.
The exhibit in the National Museum will be running from 15-20 September 2015.