Art Teacher For Mama Bakhita Fundraiser

by Marsha Winsryg

Gavin paints everyday

Every year I go to Zambia and stay at the Mama Bakhita Home for children with disabilities. For three weeks I set up free-style, non-representational painting for all ages. But the children who really benefit the most are five with severe cerebral palsy. They can neither walk, nor talk, nor write. There is so little opportunity for them to engage in an activity without fear of failure.

I have developed a way for them to paint and their delight is palpable. The paintings are full of color and form and each work encourages more persistence and muscle control. If they were able to make art three times a week, who knows how much control they would gain over their arms and hands, which is a side benefit of the profound pleasure they experience. So, I’m raising money to make this valuable activity available to all of the children at the special needs school all year.

You can easily donate at our website where you will find a donate button on the top right hand side bar of every page. Your contribution, large or small will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $100. Every little bit helps. Bless you for your support.

The AACDP is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides fair trade markets for African artisans, educational grants for young people who have shown motivation and need, development of African women’s income projects and assistance to the Mama Bakhita Cheshire Center in Livingstone, Zambia, that cares for disabled children. We are in the process of consolidating our many programs and are setting up sponsorship programs for our students with people who want to support a young student directly. You can learn about these and other kinds of sponsorships at our website:

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