Monday, April 2, 2012

Puppets Without Borders

"You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace."
― Frank McCourt

Puppets Without Borders is a new program providing access to the arts for children in need. The arts and the imagination can be powerful tools in keeping the spirit strong through times of great adversity and poverty. Like Krista talks about in the video, I too have seen and experienced the difference that creativity, and a healthy form of self expression, can make in the lives of young people—from all different cultural backgrounds. Please take a moment to follow the link and watch the video. Here's an excerpt:

"In November 2012 Krista Dalby and Tanis De Sa Pereira will be travelling to Ghana, Africa, as volunteers. They’ll be working in small rural villages in the Volta Region where there is limited schooling, medicine, housing and other basic needs. Over the course of 2 weeks they will be teaching puppetry to up to 200 children; working together to tell traditional Ghanaian stories through shadow puppetry, culminating in a community performance . . . "

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