SPRING 2018 GLOBAL GALLERY BY COUNTRY
All children from every country and every faith are invited to participate!
"We are the World" written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
Independent Children’s Group, Mamurras, Albania
Teacher: Dr. Shpend Bengu
In Mamurras, Albania, Big Picture Foundation children used recycled car parts to make art that they donated to a hospital for pediatric cancer. Equipment, art materials and transportation for the project was provided by Credins Bank.
Albanian University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Professor: Dr. Shpend Bengu
High school students at the Tirana Art Fest Multimedia Festival
Professor: Dr. Shpend Bengu
Maria Martins, Colégio Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo
Advantage Thinking International School, Beijing Director: Chuantong Ma
World Heart Beat Music Academy, London, England
Founder and Director: Sahana Gero
This is the first submission for Haiti. Welcome to Big Picture Foundation, Haitian kids!!!
Vidya Bhawan School
Teacher: Ms. Pragya Tank
Teacher: Tejas Mehta
Harsham Refugee Camp, Erbil, Iraq
Instituto Comprensivo “Fratelli Cervi,” Nonantola, Italy
Teacher: Maria Rosa Zanelatto
TIGER Community Projects, a UNHCR and IRD Program, Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan
A film by the girls of TIGER Community Projects, a UNHCR and IRD sponsored arts and education program at the Za’atari Refugee Camp, 6.2 miles east of Mafraq, Jordan, will also launch with the Spring 2018 Global Gallery. The film combines plays and music videos addressing issues of concern to the young female TIGER community leaders. The video also includes clips about a range of arts opportunities available to participants. Because of programs like TIGER and as a result of efforts to create innovative educational programming by humanitarian agencies, like the UNHCR and IRD, the 80,000 person Za’atari Refugee Camp is evolving into a successful semi-permanent Syrian settlement in Jordan.
The TIGER program launched in 2015, as a joint UNHCR and IRD initiative. TIGER (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) runs programs from 5 centers in the Za’atari Camp, with six teams, targeting children from 2-17 years old. 13 mentors guide girls’ education, by the philosophy that “the program is about coaching and not teaching.”
TIGER concentrates on developing girls’ communication skills, on furthering their education, and on encouraging their involvement in community outreach and engagement projects.
Bal Kendra School, Kathmandu
Director: Kiran Dutta Tewari
Vajra Academy, Kathmandu
Ariana C., 12, Ricardo S., 12, Salvador R., 12, Miranda M., 12, Mafer G., 12
PR is part of the US, but since they’ve been surviving on their own, they deserve a spot of their own.
Founder and Director: Melanie Smith
This is the first submission for Puerto Rico. Welcome to Big Picture Foundation!
BPF Moscow, Russia
See Russia’s BPF Homepage
Joel Garcia, 14,
United States of America
Music Spark and Il Sistema Collaboration, Grand Junction, Colorado
Music Spark Director: Gisella Flanigan
Rye Middle School, Rye, NY
Arch for Kids, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Arch for Kids After School Studio at Mt Vernon HS
High school students did 10 sessions with ArchForKids – engaging in engineering challenges and culminating with the Teen Island project. STRONG program of the Mt Vernon Youth Bureau. Feb – May 2018
Arch for Kids NYC Immigration Project
Hillside School, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Hastings on Hudson NY: A residency with 4th grade classes explored waves of immigration to New York’s Lower East Side from the 1870s – 1920s. May 2018
Arch for Kids Greenhouses with Eastchester Scout Troop
Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT
Teacher: Sherry Tamalonis
John O., Rye High School, Rye, NY