posted on 02.10.2020
FindtheOrange ONLUS is delighted to announce that on 29th September Ahmed Malis graduated in Painting and Visual Arts at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan (NABA) with honours (110 cum laude).
FindtheOrange has, since the outset, contributed to the financing of Ahmed's studies and over the past 3 years it has followed his progress and got to know him a little and to appreciate his extraordinary talent. This was the first project that covered an entire degree course of studies that FindtheOrange has supported and so quite rightly it has rather a special place in our hearts!.
In the photo from left: Ahmed (center) and his brother Islam, musician; Luca Sansone of CDE Creta (Youth Center); Nicoletta Bortolotti, journalist and author of the recently published book Disegnavo Pappagalli Verdi alla Fermata del Metrò, which tells Ahmed's story; Judith Paine of FindtheOrange.
As the book recounts, it all started after the publication of an article in a national newspaper that spoke of "Ahmed Malis, Egyptian-born prodigy with his pencils, adopted by Giambel City" and the economic difficulties which prevented him from attending a course of study. The article was followed in quick succession by several reports that aroused the interest of FindtheOrange and had also reached the ears of the director of NABA who, with the contribution of FindtheOrange, awarded Ahmed a scholarship to allow him to attend the degree course.
FindtheOrange wishes Ahmed Malis all the very best for his artistic and professional future.