Balloons taking to the sky at Children's Village Marina Gorka,…
This is a story I thought you would like, about an art exhbition. It is a speech given by 15-year-old boy, Leonid, from SOS Children's Village Marina Gorka when he opened the very first art exhibition in the village. Leonid paints using gouache colours mostly but sometimes also the pencil.
Balloons taking to the sky at Children's Village Marina Gorka, Belarus.
This is a story I thought you would like, about an art exhbition. It is a speech given by 15-year-old boy, Leonid, from SOS Children's Village Marina Gorka when he opened the very first art exhibition in the village. Leonid paints using gouache colours mostly but sometimes uses pencil crayons.
"Hello, dear friends. My name is Leonid, I'm an eighth grade student in Marina Gorka and graduate of the art school. This is my first exhibition and I hope you'll get pleasant impressions."
"As you may predict, the main topic of my art is simple things in colourful tones."
"I want to express my gratitude to my art teacher in school - she taught me how to create; and my mother Nonna - she was the one who noticed my abilities and took me to the art school and supported me during the five years I have learned there."
"This exhibition is the first for me, so I am quite nervous: I prepared seriously for two months for this and named it "Simple Things" because this is not professional art, just my first paintings."
"I think that the exhibition is one of the first steps to my adult and independent life."
Besides arts, Leonid is interested in sports and computer graphics, but is unsure about his future. "I have not decided yet to which school I will go, but I really love to draw. I'm also interested in computer graphics and my drawing skills help there too."
The Social Center Nagapattinam, India, together with the Medical Center, is the base facility for SOS family support.
This is the sotry of Anushya, who lost her husband in the 2004 tsunami, and has been struggling, alone, to bring up her young son. SOS Children's Villages helped her. Her story is telling of the kinds of situations mothers find themselves after such a disaster.
"Through this significant help from SOS Children's Villages, I can earn more bucks now to better the future of my only child," said Anushya (45 years) who has been learning candle making and mushroom cultivation at the SOS Social Centre Nagapattinam in South India."
"Tsunami took away everything from us and now with this help we got strength to look forward," she added.
At present she sells fish in the morning and has started running a small tea shop adjacent to her house to earn her daily living with the help and advice of SOS co-workers. She is very appreciative of the help she has received and in her words "SOS Children's Villages India has made a truly meaningful difference in my life."
Now she is planning to start mushroom cultivation and candle making in a big way from her house.