In November, 2013, our sponsor Macquarie held an art contest for their 45 8th grade Night High Scholars. The scholar with the most unique and beautiful artwork would have his/her design painted as a mural on the wall of a pantry in the Macquarie office in Makati.
The winner of the contest was Night High Scholar, Hope Frias, whose design was chosen by various members of Macquarie to be a permanent part of their pantry wall.
On January 22, 2014, Hope, 4 of her classmates, and 2 members of Macquarie worked together in painting Hope’s design on the wall of one of the 3 pantries at the Macquarie office for all the employees to enjoy.
and Jaymi Esguerra, who won 2nd and 3rd places in the art contest. Macquarie awarded them Hope was joined in Macquarie by 4 of her classmates, Sheila dela Cruz, Roemer Francisco, with certificates and gift bags containing art supplies.
A few days after the mural was completed, Mr. Lew Edwards was invited to the Macquarie office to see it and to meet Ms. Lisa George, Head of the Macquarie Group Foundation, and Ms. Susan Clear, Asia Manager of Macquarie Foundation, both of whom are from the Macquarie Hong Kong office, and were in Manila for a short visit.