Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Our Children's Children

Our Children’s Children is a website set up by the charity Westhill Endowment. It provides support and information about projects which help children throughout the world to develop their creative talents, build relationships and provide them with skills and values that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

We are proud to announce that the World In Need art classes in Kabul is one of the featured projects on their website:

The art classes are offered to children at our Day Care Centre in Kabul, and are supervised by a professional art teacher. The classes are not just educational, but therapeutic. Many of the children have been through traumatic experiences – some have lost parents and other family members to Taliban brutality or to the violence that stalks Kabul’s streets.

All are prisoners of poverty, and the paintings they create at the centre enable the children to help their family’s finances, as World In need import the paintings to the UK, where they are sold. Half the money raised by the sales goes towards the costs of running the Day Care Centre, and the other half is given to the child.

Under the Taliban, paintings were seen as idolatrous and the children could not have developed their undoubted talents. It is wonderful to watch them flourish now, creating beautiful works and discovering, through art, just how much they have to offer.

One of the students proved to be good enough that she is now at University, studying fine art.

If you would like to know more about our art project, or would be interested in buying a painting, please phone Mark at World In Need on 01892 669834, or email

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