Every year SCEI hosts an art exhibition which is held on december the 3rd which is recognized by the United Nations (UN) as a day for persons with disability. The idea behind this day is also to bring attention to this very important subject of matter. This day is meant for collaboration and participation with organisations who are recognizing these people with disabilities throughout the world. The reason SCEI does an art exhibition as it showcases the abilities of these children, it encourages and gains support from people all over the world as art is a form of expression and anybody can do art so why not persons with intellectual disabilities. First we curate a topic for the show and over the course of several months we start working towards our final pieces. Even though the parents are very happy that children have made the products, they know that each product has been made in school by the support and supervision of the teachers. If you think about one art piece, it could have several students working on it so a child with low abilities could sponge the background whereas a child with higher abilities could paint the rickshaw or camel in the foreground. Not every canvas is made by an individual child, but, taking all the different abilities into consideration, the show is curated to showcase the abilities of each and every child. These products are sold at the exhibition and these funds go into the vocational center and help us continue that program and to buy supplies and different things that students use throughout the program. It also helps us get a lot of media coverage as we’re very fortunate to have the owners of some of the galleries support us and not charge us for rent and through their collaboration they get us press and media coverage. We use these art exhibitions as a form of advocacy and bring attention to these students and to the work they are capable of doing if individuals like ourselves are willing to invest the time and energy in supporting them.