A primary aim of the HSBC Global Education Trust is to promote international understanding. We recognise the importance of young people exchanging ideas and developing knowledge of other societies, not least through the medium of art. For the second year running, HSBC Global Education Trust is proud to sponsor the Rivers of the World exhibition at the Thames Festival. The vibrant artwork not only reveals the marvellous results of dialogue between students in five cities, but also brightens a long stretch of the south bank. Art is a universal language, its infinite variety nourished by culture and tradition. As the exhibition travels to riverside locations in the other participating cities of Kolkata, Cairo, Chongqing and Cape Town, millions will have the chance to admire the creativity of young people from across the world.
Stephen Green, Group Chairman, HSBC