“We all have hidden talents that deserve to be discovered. But very often it happens that in order for our talents to be revealed, someone has to help us,” said Sister Mariola, not hiding her emotions, during the grand opening of the children’s painting exhibition.
Yesterday, the opening ceremony of an exhibition of paintings by the children of Kasisi took place at the National Museum of Zambia. The children had worked for over a year for this day and were accompanied by Patrick Mumba, a well-known artist in Zambia.
The vernissage not only gave publicity to the exhibition, but at the same time was an opportunity to meet friends of the sisters and of the home of Kasisi. You are part of this group – you have been with the children at every stage of their lives, and it is thanks to your support, among other things, that we can provide the children with painting supplies, art classes and, above all, a safe haven where they can pursue their greatest passions every day. That is why we would like to invite you to our photo report, which you can find in the new advent calendar.
The visitors to the exhibition were delighted with the children’s works, and the children were bursting with pride. They could not believe that their paintings were hanging in such a wonderful place and, most importantly, that they enjoyed great success. When we left the exhibition, several of the paintings had already been sold!
Apart from the satisfaction gained from creating and developing artistic skills, this is also a very important lesson for the children – that the effort, patience and diligence they put into their work brings tangible results, and that it is really only up to them now how they choose to manage their lives. That even a place in the National Museum of Zambia can belong to them!
We know that with your help, every child’s dream can become reality and give momentum to the development of the young people of Kasisi. Please donate a set of painting supplies or one painting lesson – even one lesson can make the children discover in themselves a new Matisse, and a set of brushes and paints will serve them for months.
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.