Thank you for making portraits for children in Colombia!
We know that many teachers use the Portrait Program as a chance to teach their students about the lives and culture of the children who receive the portraits. Feel free to use the following resources to guide your discussions.
Most children in Colombia are doing well. However, as in all countries, some children are facing substantial challenges. 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. For all of them, receiving the portraits will be truly unique, and you will be touching their lives in a very special way.