The Memory Portraits

The Memory Portrait Project
Posted on 12/12/2018
The Memory Project
The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. Given that kids in such situations tend to have few personal keepsakes, The Memory Project aims to provide them with special memories that capture a piece of their childhood with these portable pieces of their personal history.

The Memory Portraits are now on display near the HS attendance office. National Art Honor Society Members created portraits for Rohingyan refugee children who fled their homes in Myanmar and are now in shelters in Bangladesh .

ABOUT THE CHILDREN

"The Rohingya ethnic minority has been called the "most unwanted" group of people on Earth. Nearly a million fled genocide in Myanmar last year and are currently sheltering in a huge refugee settlement in Bangladesh. Most of these families have little more than a few cooking pans and a handful of clothes. For these children, who have rarely seen photos of themselves, the portraits will be gifts they could never have previously imagined. Thank you for helping us show these children they are not "unwanted" in our shared humanity." - The Memory Project