During this competition, 18 secondary school students participated to express their talent and love for the Papiamento language with their inspiring and creative poems.
The Art Word competition has an aim to promote the Papiamento language among the youth.
In her opening speech, the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Culture, Mrs. Xiomara Maduro reminded everyone of the power of words. That is why we have to use words to make people happy, to give support and words are sufficient to reveal our strong character.
She also congratulated the winner and participants and organizers for an excellent event that inspired all present with their beautiful words that highlighted the Papiamento language. The winners will represent Aruba in the final competition between the ABC islands.