Friday, January 2, 2009

ChildArt Liberia

We have received some exciting news from Hope for the Deaf school in Liberia. David, the director of the school, has told us that they have started a new program called ChildArt Liberia. It is run by UNICEF that establishes programs for children in the hopes of teaching art skills, as well as giving the children a safe outlet of their feelings and experiences, especially concerning the civil war they lived through.

The above picture is from that program. They have classes Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. While I was there, it was apparent that the children needed some kind of creative outlet, and I am so happy to know that they are getting the opportunity to use their imagination and their spirit to create something of their own.

If you would like to know more about the ChildArt Liberia program, please read this article, it is a little old but gives good detail about the program. Hopefully their will be more great news for the school as we enter the new year!