‘Jedareyat’ voluntary team turns walls into canvases


KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti ‘Jedareyat’ team, a voluntary group aim at transforming walls in Kuwait into artistic drawings. By doing so, the team is delivering a positive massage of awareness to the community, and gives young people the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic talents and thoughts.

The team currently decorating and transforming walls of power generators in Safat area, downtown Kuwait, is part of a national youth initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Electricity and Water. Team leader Sulaiman Al-Roudhan said yesterday that the team’s goal is to add color and value, as well as reduce visual pollution in public places. There will be more cooperation in the coming period with other government bodies in an attempt to provide illustrations inspired by Kuwaiti history, he said. One of the main objectives of the team is to involve various actors in society and allow young people to practice their hobbies by providing them with space for creativity, he noted.

There was no specific plan for the inception of the team; it was done spontaneously and out of passion, he said. The selection of team members comes according to previous archive material and experience, Roudhan noted, pointing out that participation in the team is open to all and not only for professional painters. – KUNA

This article was published on 07/12/2017