Poverty is a subject of humanity in which one could contribute to the community to lessen the burden of individuals in need. SCOT explores this subject to obtain meaningful lessons in life through eye-opening projects for the underprivileged in Brunei.The art being portrayed may be simple yet behind each drawing lies a deeper meaning. A sketch of a burning candle by an underprivileged child resembles the only source of light that he gets every night for 365 days a year. Empathy alone is not enough; hence SCOT is determined to provide them with sustaining assistance to explore other means of earning income to allow them to exit the vicious cycle of poverty over a period of time. As the saying goes “a picture speaks a thousand words”, SCOT underlines the importance of creating awareness among the public to share the daily struggles of the underprivileged and thus leading towards the formation of Poverty Art among one of its many branches.
This branch of SCOT is more towards creating awareness for the public on the poverty situation in Brunei. The poverty art was exhibited during the opening ceremony of the 23rd Pesta Konvo UBD on the 8th September 2011 by HRH Crown Prince.
Some of the art pieces are yet to be auctioned off to the public as a way to obtain funds for SCOT that will enable us to move ahead with our projects. This will also incorporate the spirit of entrepreneurship for the members of SCOT as not only are we focusing on the social welfare, but also social entrepreneurship.
Links to newspaper articles that mentioned Poverty Art