Art Washes Away from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life.
– Pablo Picasso
At the BCI Academy, we work with many poor and disadvantaged children. These children come from families that cannot afford to feed them or provide them with clothing and shoes, let alone provide them any comforts or luxuries. Some children come from a one parent household and don’t often see that parent because they are out working and trying to support the family. In turn, many responsibilities fall onto these little shoulders and gone is a childhood of carefree fun, replaced with stresses and burdens that someone so young shouldn’t have to bear.
We want to give these children back some of their childhood. We want to spark in them creativity, imagination and excitement. One way we do this is through Art class, encouraging the children to reach beyond their circumstances and use their imagination to create whatever they want. Art class is an exciting time for many children and BCI Academy Principal, Mulugeta, saw this and wanted to highlight it.
Principal Mulugeta decided to open the BCI Academy Art Gallery for the students. This art gallery displays many drawings from different students and allows the children to not only use their own imagination but to also look into the imaginations of other students.
To make the day special, a ribbon was set up and all the students lined up with excitement for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the gallery. Once the ribbon was cut by Blessing the Children Canada’s Sheila Lamb, the children rushed in with enthusiasm to see all the art pieces that had been selected for the gallery. The gallery was filled with the buzz of activity and joy as the students walked around and enjoyed the art pieces.