'Hi Lou! I just wanted to update you on the results of our last Art For Africa exhibition at the Decatur Arts Festival and on the lesson proposal.
At our last art exhibition at the Decatur Arts Festival, we met some amazing people. The art exhibition went very well and we are already planning for our next event!
Attached below are the thank you letters written by donors and patrons to the students, as well as photos of a few of the donors with the artwork they got to take home.
Everyone loved seeing the students' hard work and enjoyed taking home artwork of their own.
The artwork is going to be displayed all over -- including in a kindergarten teacher's classroom and to brighten the days of children in the hospital who are sick. Additionally, a book illustrator who came to our exhibit loved the children's artwork and wrote them a note, which I have attached, and an international filmmaker visited our exhibit too!
It's been incredible to see Julia in the US create art exhibitions around the work of the Angels. A strong visual arts programme is so important for all children, contributing to a well rounded and holistic education. We are grateful to your donations to our Visual Arts Programme that will see more works from South Africa adorn homes, businesses and schools in the US.
All of this would not be possible if it were not for the driving force of Julia S - thank you from all of us here at African Angels.
"Every child is an artist."
Thanks to Lynne who volunteers her time to make sure our Grade 7 classes receive professional, skilful and fun visual art classes every week. The kids build up a wonderful art portfolio of artwork through the year. Lynne helps the kids create a special folder that houses their artworks, to keep them safe, and is itself a piece of art.
Check out some of their works. We think they're beautiful.
Your support of our visual arts programme at African Angels is so appreciated as we strive to ensure our children receive a well rounded and holistic education at the African Angels Independent School.
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” Kahlil Gibran
African Angels has over 40 generous sponsors of children at the African Angels Independent School. These generous individuals partner with parents to reduce the financial burden of paying school fees. With the average salary of parents at the school being less than USD$220 per month, financial support is sorely needed.
To make sure that sponsors are kept updated, we have employed two young women and one young man from Chintsa to update our sponsors. In addition to gaining writing and computer skills, these fantastic folk will also earn a small daily wage. For two of them, this is the only income they earn.