The Memory Project portraits that the OHHS National Art Honor Society students created earlier this fall were successfully delivered to the children and teens from Columbia. The children in this project all live in a very poor shanty town. Over the past decades, many Colombians have fled to such shanty towns to escape the drug-related violence, murders, and kidnappings in their country’s more rural areas. Systemic poverty in these shanty towns leads to many on-going social problems, especially for women and children. Fortunately, these children are being helped by an organization that provides them with healthy nutrition and early childhood education.
The people at The Memory Project wanted us to know that the children were so excited to receive the portraits and absolutely loved them! The following video of the delivery begins with an introduction to our OHHS NAHS students and their work and then shows the children receiving their portraits together at all the different locations that were involved.