Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children

by Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund
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Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children
Art Mentorship for Poor Vietnamese Children

Project Report | Jun 21, 2016
Global Giving Visits Us in The Field

By Sara Nerone | Founder

RPS Art Student Work
RPS Art Student Work

In one week, 19 volunteers from the U.S. will be giving violin lessons, cello lessons and teaching art classes in our small schools in Vietnam. Each year we take a group of musicians and young artists to teach and work with the students. The volunteers also help us to run our summer art and music camps for ethnic minority children. It’s an exciting time for everyone both here in the U.S. waiting to leave, and in Vietnam for the kids waiting to meet and in some cases see the volunteers again.

Our art program would not be possible without your generous support, and the gifts of our recurring donors. You’ve helped our art program to grow to over 70 students who attend classes 1-2 days a week throughout the year. These 70 kids have not only been getting art lessons and time to paint and draw and enjoy the freedom of creativity, which they aren’t allowed in school, but also the weekly mentoring from our wonderful teachers and staff. We have teachers and program staff who care and love the children and help them with many things in their daily lives outside of the art classes. The kids have also developed long lasting and close friendships made among them. This is such an important aspect of the program, not only being able to be artists, but to be part of a small, supportive community away from the difficulties of the many struggles associated with poverty.

In April this year, we had a special visitor at our schools to review our programs for Global Giving. We wanted to share with you the report that she wrote to her Global Giving colleagues about our programs. Global Giving sends a representative to Vietnam every couple of years to review our programs and see what we’ve been up to, and where and how your donations are being used. Here is the note from Caroline, the Global Giving representative that traveled to Vietnam this year:

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Notes from Caroline, Global Giving In-the-Field Traveler

This was truly such a beautiful weekend. Giao (Rock-Paper-Scissor’s Program Manager) and her family went above and beyond any hospitality I have been shown, thus far. I was not only welcomed into the organization and into the community, but also into her family. From the time Giao and her brother picked me up from the bus stop in Nha Trang, to the moment she and her mother returned me there at the end of the weekend, I was treated with the utmost kindness.

Furthermore, every encounter with local leaders, the local Red Cross and the families and children of Cam Duc, was educational and welcoming. I could not be more thankful for my weekend here.

Quote from Caroline-Global Giving Representative

These projects help children and young adults develop skills they would otherwise not have the means to develop, skills that can often be powerful catalysts for future jobs. Even more than that, these projects help develop and instill an understanding of confidence and self-worth in children that often come from underserved communities and often, quite difficult backgrounds. This is of the utmost importance because programs that address self- development are often difficult to describe, and difficult to share how far the impact stretches. However, the importance of such programs in long term growth within a community should not be forgotten.

These particular music and art classes are offered several days a week, and several of the teachers are former students. Both the teachers and the older students interact, play and teach the younger students, displaying not only what they have learned, but also the maturity and care they have developed within these programs. The children are incredible- it is so good to see an organization that is actively engaged in community development, by means of individual and familial development. The joy these children found in painting and playing music is hard to describe.

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Please remember, as we always do, that this great program is a direct result of your generous donations and trust in our organization. You have supported the artistic and personal growth of these many kids that will be carried throughout their lives.

Best to all of you and thankyou,

Sara (Founder-Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund)

PS-Please email me at sara@rockpaperscissorschildrensfund.org if you would like to learn more about volunteering, or helping us in any way. Thank you.

RPS Art Student
RPS Art Student
RPS Art Class
RPS Art Class
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RPS Art Student Work 2
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RPS Student 2
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RPS Art Student Work 3

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Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund

Location: Wakefield, RI - USA
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Project Leader:
Sara Nerone
Wakefield , RI United States
$59,933 raised of $70,000 goal
 
525 donations
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