Creating Portraits for Children in Syria through the Memory Project

Posted by Anna Kogan on 3/28/2018

The Advanced Art students created portraits for children in refugee camps in Syria this year through a program called The Memory Project. Each year, I work with this program who pairs Hillview students with kids who are often orphans, around the world. My students receive portraits of children in Syria and they spend about 2 weeks or more drawing them. The organization flies the portraits over to Syria and hand delivers them. The children are thrilled to receive such a personalized gift that they will most likely cherish for a very long time. Below is the link to a short movie that shows the students receiving their portraits. Hillview students making a difference thousands of miles away!

Syrian Portraits Received