Abu Dhabi students win accolades for highlighting the plight of endangered animals through the medium of art

Abu Dhabi students win accolades for highlighting the plight of endangered animals through the medium of art

School students Rahul and Rohan Raju are brothers and have launched an innovative initiative through which they seek to raise awareness on the importance of saving wildlife and critically endangered animals. The two brothers have received international recognition for their efforts and have been thereby named the 2018 International Young Eco-Heroes by the US-based non-profit organization Action for Nature.

Rahul studies at the Bhavans School while Rohan is a pupil at the Dunes International School. They have collaborated on an artistic venture and painted pictures of rhinos, elephants and other critically endangered animals. Moreover, they have also created several works of art based solely on recycled objects. The International Young Eco-Hero Awards acknowledges the efforts of young people aged 8-16 who address topical environmental issues.

Their works of art have achieved global recognition and have been displayed at various artistic venues including New York and London. The cause is something that is close to the brothers’ hearts and is generating awareness worldwide. The boys have been assisted by the Abu Dhabi Art Hub that has nurtured their talent.