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World Neighbors Atitlan Program
Visual Art, Recycled Crafts, Group Exercises and Paticipatory Games
Approximately 350 quetzales per month in materials and snacks at the final workshop
Everyone possesses creative capacities, but the development of these abilities fades from the education system each day. The use of visual arts will be key in creating community posters with health messages for the community and highlighting potential change in the health habits and customs of community members.
The formation of a group of boys and girls from the community will strengthen creative development, while using crafts and visual art as a tool to learn health concepts and habits.
With an underlying theme of recycling and resuing plastic and paper trash, develop children's creativty and artistic expression.
By the end of the project, increase knowledge and ability of children (10 or older) in the community of Chuaq'anaq to reuse plastic, natural and artistic materials to create recycled products that are useful for themselves or for their families.
This project will contribute to the creative development of 15 to 30 children in Chuaq'anaq, while also contributing to their knowledge of health and environmental issues . There will be weekly sessions at the school, where we will learn about community health, sustainable agriculture and environmental education, while strengthening creative development, artistic techniques and self-esteem.
There is no coordination with World Neighbors; this project comes from my own initiative.
I will coordinate with the community school teachers to introduce the workshops in the school. In addition, they will provide me with the classroom space to facilitate the activities once a week.
Examples of workshops to develop creativity in using visual arts: