Pearland High School art students recently shared their talents for a noble cause. The students worked about two months on portraits of underprivileged children ages 6-14 from the Philippines, to be sent abroad as a special childhood memory for the future. PHS art teacher Samantha Jowers learned about “The Memory Project”, a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and students and solo artists to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the world and wanted to offer this opportunity to her students. The children portrayed in the artwork have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, war, extreme poverty, neglect or loss of parents. Creating portraits for them is an artistic way of showing support and honoring their strength, while helping inspire courage and resilience in them. The community service project was optional and embraced by nine PHS art students, from 9th-12th grades.
Source: Pearland ISD