International Little Artists (ILA) - The Voice of Unheard Children is a non-profit organization helping children to connect globally through the use of art and messages. It began in October 2013 as a project for an art exhibition at a doctor’s convention in Czech Republic and Slovakia. The art show was such a success that the project was expanded to include other schools and countries.
Behbud Primary School, part of Behbud Organization, was conceived and founded by Mrs. Akhtar Riazuddin, with the help of a small group of volunteers in 1967. Operating out of a member’s home in a congested area of Rawalpindi, Behbud has grown into a national institution in the last 47 years.
My collaboration led to an artmaking workshop with Grade 1, 2, and 3 students from 4-8 years of age. I concentrated on creating messages of love and compassion for the children of Africa and the United States. I used the art of puppet making and collage technique with an emphasis on teaching shapes and color theory.
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