Art Workshop, Rwanda, Christ the King School
Seattle, USA, 2009
In cooperation with the Umubano Sister School Program we facilitated an art workshop with eight-grade students at Christ the King School, Seattle, WA. In the workshop students were confronted with drawings by children of their own age who live in a home for street children in Rwanda. Their drawings show images about daily life in Rwanda and scenes of conflict and violence the kids had witnessed. The children in Seattle were introduced to the reality of life in Rwanda, the genozide in Rwanda, and the present challenges the country faces. After discussing the drawings of the children, Seattle students were invited to paint their thoughts, feelings, and suggestions for possible solutions. To start a dialogue the students in Seattle sent some of their pictures back to their partner school in Rwanda, Mburabuturo Primary School.