Talented Artist Appeals for Support

“I do not have enough drawing materials as I don’t make meaningful returns from this undertaking. I get less than 100 SSP at the end of the day although sometimes I am able to save something when I make up to 1,000 SSP,”

Talented Artist Appeals for Support
Andrew Kok Bol Nyok drawing President Kiir Picture In Bor May 2016. [Photo| Jacob Achiek]

By Jacob Achiek

BOR, 26 May 2016 [Gurtong] - A South Sudanese budding artist is appealing for support to help him nurture his talent.

22-year-old Andrew Kok Bol Nyok who was born in the central Kenyan town of Nyeri is currently a mobile artist in the streets of Bor, the Jonglei State capital.

Bol told Gurtong in Bor that the meagre earnings from his craft cannot cater for his family’s and his upkeep.

“I do not have enough drawing materials as I don’t make meaningful returns from this undertaking. I get less than 100 SSP at the end of the day although sometimes I am able to save something when I make up to 1,000 SSP,” Bol said.

He is calling on entrepreneurs, Government and NGOs to support him move his drawing job to higher levels.

“This is my first time in South Sudan and if I get support I can do my best and go back to school and learn more about this trade,” he said.

While urging South Sudanese to work hard to nurture their talents, Bol said he decided to venture into drawing after noticing that was his calling.

Bol who completed his secondary school education in Kenya’s Kapenguria High School in 2013 developed interest in art a year after.

“My dream was to become a doctor but that changed when I discovered that my calling was in the arts. I come to South Sudan after school and started drawing in Bor in 2015 in the streets of Marol Market as a mobile artist,” he said.
 

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