West Jordan High Students Use Art to Help Struggling Children in Bolivia

Some art students are helping to better the lives of children living in extreme poverty by painting their portraits.

As part of what is called the ‘Memory Project,’ the young West Jordan High artists received photographs of 42 students living with hunger and often neglect in Bolivia. They then used the pictures to draw individual portraits of the children and teens.

For every portrait that is drawn and delivered to the child it portrays in the South American country, money will be donated to improve the lives of young people there. The art students also sent letters to the children they are drawing letting them know how much they care, offering friendship from thousands of miles away.

We are proud of these students for using their talents to make a difference in the lives of others.

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