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Artists Inspire Children with Special Needs in Rotary Club Makati-Hosted NFT Minting Workshop

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NFT minting workshop empowers children with special needs to showcase their art on the Tezos Blockchain.

Children with special needs successfully minted their first NFTs, showcasing their art on the Tezos blockchain’s NFT platforms Objkt and Teia through a workshop hosted by the Rotary Club of Makati and Ownly.io.

What’s the Significance: The workshop highlights the potential of NFT technology in providing inclusive opportunities for artistic expression and empowerment to children with special needs.


What happened: The Rotary Club of Makati hosted an event demonstrating NFTs and the Metaverse’s potential for children in art therapy.

  • Participants created digital artworks, which were then minted as NFTs. Each step was guided by experts to ensure a smooth and educational experience.
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Discussions:

  • The inspiring journey of young NFT artist Sevi, who has autism, was shared by his mother April Agregado. [Read more: Filipino NFT Artist Profiles: Sevi Loves Art]
  • El Bonuan shared his personal experiences with Bipolar Disorder I.
  • Ismael Jerusalem simplified blockchain basics, ensuring accessibility for all participants.
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Ownly CEO Ismael Jerusalem expressed gratitude to El Bonuan, April and Sevi Agregado for sharing their story that “inspired the whole event on how technology can help uplift our daily lives.”

Key Quote:

“Reflecting on the event, it was a fulfilling experience to share my presentation, “Getting Lost and Happy Accidents,” with neurodivergent creatives. Meeting Nina Bantoto, a special needs artist my friend had wanted to introduce me to, was a serendipitous moment. If given the opportunity to conduct more talks or workshops, I would gladly accept. The future of inclusivity in the Web3 space is promising, and I look forward to witnessing its evolution.”

El Bonuan, CEO, XOVOX Labs

Between the lines: This event not only provided an opportunity for children with special needs to engage with new technology but also highlighted the importance of inclusivity in the rapidly evolving digital art space.

What’s next: Future plans include more workshops, talks, and hands-on sessions aimed at bridging technology and art for children with special needs, fostering continued support and innovation in the web3 space.

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Worth reading: On the other hand, there is another Filipino-led NFT initiative called Tambay NFT that is pushing to change the perception of NFTs among Filipinos. 

This article is published on BitPinas: Children with Special Needs Mint Art at NFT Minting Workshop

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