Thank you to all of our supporters for helping to prepare young leaders like Victor! The story of “the littlest changemaker” is told by ArtCorps Artist Isabel Carrió, who has worked with Victor and the other ArtCorps’ Youth Leaders in Conservation in Guatemala since January 2012.
In the first of the ArtCorps’ Youth Leaders in Conservation workshops, Victor was timid and withdrawn. But as the weeks went by, he began to show a new side of himself. Creative activities helped him break through his shell, and Victor began to express himself and engage in the learning process. His reserved manner became one of joy and confidence–and the peers who used to ignore him now admired his work. If he didn’t show up to a workshop session, everyone asked about him.
Over the year, the smallest member has become the group’s natural leader. In August 2012, a portrait taken by Victor was showcased in the Green Week photography exhibit. He is the most creative and passionate participant, and Victor has developed the ability to lead us to places we never dreamed of.
This project is being carried out in collaboration with EcoLogic Development Fund.