Sunday, December 12, 2010

A few drawings CEF children did last week

Many of the children do beautiful drawings. When we interview children and try to find out what they love at school most of the little ones generally say art.

The drawings on this blog were done by some of the children we have just recently interviewed and agreed to find sponsors for. One of the drawings looks lovely but tells another story. In this picture Dieu, who is 5 years old has only drawn three people in her family. There is a lovely house, herself, her sister and brother in the drawing. Unfortunately her parents drowned and since then she has been cared for by her grandparents,but she has not included them in the picture. Granny and granddad are over 80 and frail; they aren't really able to do much in the way of caring for the children. When the parents died the children were put into an orphanage by other relatives and the grandparents were horrified and removed them and have tried hard to look after them, but they struggle to do so and look very tired. Her older sister of 17 is the person who has looked after her since the parents died and Dieu clings to her, rarely leaving her side.

Some of the other pictures are joyful and were drawn by children who are less traumatized than Dieu, although from impoverished families. One girl loves literature and has written a lovely poem about her life using the lotus as the image of herself.

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