As part of it’s mission in Iraq, the Arab Human Rights Academy is running psychosocial support projects for displaced children, aged between 4 and 12, in the form of painting and arts workshops. You can read more about the background, idea, theory and practice of the project here.
The paintings of the displaced children are not only valuable as part of trauma therapy – they also hold value as objects of reflection, snapshots of the hopes and sufferings of children who have been ripped from their homes, sometimes from the very arms of their parents, and thrown into the unknown. Despite the harrowing and frightening circumstances these children find themselves in, we can see in their art hope, love, and a longing for home.
The Arab Human Rights Academy is offering original, high-quality prints of these works, available for the price of £11. Postage is available in the UK, and included in the price. For overseas postage or large orders, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for the piece to be sent to you via a method of your choosing. None of this money will go to the Academy; every penny will go to supporting the child and their family, to helping them achieve the dreams which at this moment are only realized in paint. By purchasing a painting you will not only own a valuable piece of art – you will be supporting the lives of some of the most vulnerable children on earth.
Paintings Gallery – click above for high quality previews.