The following leaflet has been created by Claire George, project manager for the
Hands of Action Art Project, and will be distributed to teachers and care givers
of the participating children.
So far, about 400 children are expected to submit drawings and paintings.
Claire is working on a more detailed update that will be published here
and on the Hands of Action blog.
We are looking for children to draw or paint pictures for a show in Hong Kong.
The pictures will also be displayed in an online art gallery and sold to people
in an auction on the Internet.
How much money is raised will depend on the charm of the children's work.
The money will go to Hands of Action Uganda.
We will endeavour to provide the successful child artists
with clothes or school materials and other necessities.
Children will be given the materials they need to draw or paint the pictures.
They will have one week.
The pictures will be collected and sent to Hong Kong by Hands of Action volunteers
under supervision of Mukobeh Moses Khaukha.
A message to the child artists.
Remember that the people looking at your art will be foreigners who have probably never been
to Uganda. We want to show them what Ugandan life is like.
Please consider drawing or painting one of the following subjects:
Christmas in Uganda, children playing, children at school, hobbies, family life,
live in villages, markets and shops, farms, Ugandan animals,
the Ugandan landscape, women's work, men's work, children's work, festivals,
traditional clothes and art.
Hands of Action Uganda's mission is to help the rural communities
of the area improve their lives and prospects by mobilizing them to directly
participate in initiatives and activities aimed at significantly improving their
circumstances, both now and in the future.
This art project has been made possible by the generosity of Mr. Simon P'ng of Malaysia.
The Hands of Action Art Project is an initiative of Ridealist -
a Hong Kong-based non-profit media organisation.
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