by: Chris Robert H. Llamoso
Last June 2022, Ms. Amra Sultana Mendoza Mahmood, Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School’s College of Arts and Science (CAS) alumna was recognized by the prestigious international award-giving organization, Guinness World Records.
Ms. Amra Mahmood said on a Facebook post “Art may not be an important subject to some, but (it) may give us the character of persistency, becoming goal oriented, (and) having pride and honor that we can carry out through one’s lives,” after being granted a Guinness World Records Title for the “Largest Origami Heart” together with her student Arshia Shahriari from Iran, and with assistance from Mr. John Michael T. Alconaba and others who helped to set this world record.
After a long period of time, they finally got recognized by the Guinness World Records. The record was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last June 29, 2022. It is after creating a total of 4.01 x 3.45 meters (13 ft 1.8 in) Origami Heart. Arshia and Amra decided to break this record in celebration of the UAE’s 50th National day.
Ms. Amra Mahmood also earned an Educational Profession License in Specialty Applied Visual Arts from the UAE. With these accomplishments, it shows MCL’s dedication to its mission and vision to build globally competitive professionals who are and could be recognized not just in the Philippines, but in different parts of the world. This clearly shows that the excellence of MCL students could also be recognized not just in the Philippines, but in different parts of the world. Click here to learn more about this.