Idaho students connect with children who are orphans in Africa

02/24/2013 | KPVI-TV (Pocatello, Idaho)

An art program called the Memory Project is helping connect art students at Idaho's Pocatello High School with children in orphanages in Africa. After receiving a photo of a child, the art students researched the economy, society and geography of the home of a child, whose portrait they paint and send back to the child. "It's a way for them to actually be involved in something greater than themselves and their project," said art teacher Jennifer VanWasshenova, who received a Service Learning Grant from the district to pay for program costs.

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