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The Memory Project

Many children in Columbia live in poor shanty towns, typically with a single parent or grandparent. Over the past decade many Columbians have fled to these shanty towns to escape the drug-related violence, murders and kidnappings in their country's more rural areas. Systemic poverty in these shanty towns leads to many ongoing social problems, especially for women and children.

Fortuanately, these children are being helped by an organization that provides them with helathy nutrition and early childhood education. The Memory Project took pictures of these Columbian children living in poverty and allowed students from the United States to draw their portraits.  Three students out of Mrs. Stieferman's art class were chosen to particpate in The Memory Project.  For all of these students, recieving the portraits will be truly unique for them and our THS students had the opportunity to be a part of this!  How exciting!!