Junior supports, spreads creativity across China
About four years ago, teenager Silu Lin ’17 was visiting a village near her home city of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China, as part of an effort to connect children in need of educational support with people of means. There, she met a young girl who loved to paint.
The girl, about 11 years old, was living with her disabled father and a brother in a small, government-funded room. Without a desk, she created all her artwork on one of two beds the family shared.
“She showed me lots of her drawings, which were really gorgeous,” said Lin, who wondered what other talents lay hidden among children living in these conditions and what stories they might tell. [Read more...]