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Butterfly Art Project

managed by A. Katschke

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The Butterfly Art Project (BAP) is located at the Capricorn Primary School in Vrygrond, Cape Town, South Africa. Currently we are serving a poverty stricken community in the South of Cape Town which is full of challenges- both socially and environmental: gangsterism, violence, HIV, single parents,unemployment, lack of service delivery, school drop-outs, racial prejudice, and more. We help the traumatised children fromVrygrond to strengthen their inner resources. The image of the metamorphosis of the butterfly helps the child to better understand the issues of change, death, growth, healing, transformation, and their own potential. Children speak and understand in pictures. For a traumatised child, it is impossible to learn, to grow and develop to their full potential. They need professional help and to learn how to "FLY". This is done in the 4 Studios of the Butterfly Art Project by using the countless healing possibilities that art can offer us. Through the artistic experience of watercolour, chalk, clay, paper and scissors, the children develop skills for their daily coping with trauma as well as for their future. Life in the Township rarely offers the children the possibility of access to artistic materials that are necessary for the development of a healthy, creative child.

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Für diese Bedarfe habe ich eine (Teil-)Auszahlung veranlasst:

  J. Höckelmann  13 December 2016 at 04:51 PM

Mit dem gesammelten Geld werden wir das heart for Art Programm in der Anschaffung von Kunstmaterialien für die Kinder unterstützen.
Liebe Grüße

Es wurden 300,75 € Spendengelder für folgende Bedarfe beantragt:

Lohn für pädagogische Leitung, ein Quartal 300,75 €
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Vrygrond Avenue, Capricorn Primary School, BAP building
Vrygrond, Cape Town
South Africa

A. Katschke

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