Thank you for making portraits for children in Malaysia!
We know that many teachers use the Portrait Program as a chance to teach their students about the lives and culture of the children for whom they create portraits. Feel free to use the following resources to guide your discussions.
Over the past decade, more than 175,000 people from ethnic and religious minorities--such as the Rohingya people from Myanmar--have landed in Malaysia with hopes of escaping violence and persecution. Though they have found safety in Malaysia, they do not have legal status or rights. They often live in impoverished pockets of large cities, earning money for food in any way they can. Their children are not entitled to education or healthcare.
We’ve partnered with a charity that runs a wonderful school for these children, offering them both education and hope. Join us in creating their portraits so that your students can send a message of kindness, respect, and encouragement from a distant place.