12 year old student at Cedar International School, Dominique de Castro won the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) art competition hosted by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).
The competition, targeted at youth between 12 to 18 years of age, was developed to allow young people to illustrate their interpretation of the International Day for Disaster Reduction “Live To Tell’ slogan.
In a written description of her art piece, Ms. De Castro explained that “the picture shows a father talking to his two children in their living room. The walls are made of the memory he is talking about. The memory is his seaside village being hit by a tsunami while he and his sister escape to the hill near the village”.
The DDM collaborated with Telecommunications Provider, Digicel BVI Ltd, to award Ms. De Castro the winning prize for her efforts.
The winning prize from Digicel BVI Ltd was presented during a brief ceremony at her school on Thursday October 13, 2016.