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    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
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    Something Nice! One of our Dept projects - The Memory Project

    I'm in a Service-Learning Dept - where some (try 47 classes this next semester) of the classes have an extra project attached to them that's service-learning - where the students give back to the community (many of the 4 yr schools around here are now requiring 250-350 community hours from all their students -- and the hours spent on our projects - anywheres from 10-250 (criminal justice) apply toward that.)

    Anyway - one of our Art dept projects is the Memory Project - where (for this project) the low to no income families of Guatamala's children's pictures were taken and sent over here - where our art dept students painted them and sent them back to them. We've started this same project here in the city as well for the low-no income families too - all based on this success.

    Check out some of these pictures of the kids and their portraits.



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    Neat. How super cool is that?
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    What a wonderful idea! Cute kids, too.

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    Very cool project! And pretty good artists too.

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    Wow, that is a great idea. I'll have to keep it in mind if the opportunity ever comes up in my personal life to provide some input on something like this.
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    Wow. I know that means a lot to those kids and their families. My grandfather had a large portrait (photo) of him as a child that he kept on his wall 'til he died. Said it brought back good memories of a time long ago every time he looked at it, though he grew up dirt poor, too.

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    That is sooooooo giving of the heart. Awesome project!
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    That is really cool Tude. A nice little pick-me-up for a dreary Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edbikebabe View Post
    That is really cool Tude. A nice little pick-me-up for a dreary Friday.
    Thanks. When the pastor(?) from the organization approached us with the idea - I thought wouldn't something more life sustaining be more usable.

    But, it was pointed out that these families barely scratch out a living - and those monies are used for necessities. Things like having a picture of yourself is not heard of. I guess the families are quite proud of having these pictures hanging up of their children.

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    Wow, cool!
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