Wednesday, 30 June 2010

About our project

We are two Finnish art therapy students from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. We have come to Tanzania for a month to volunteer at Bethsaida, also known as Olof Palme Orphans Education Centre. ( It is the only all-girls secondary boarding school in Tanzania devoted to educating and caring for orphans. Bethsaida recruits girls from regions all over Tanzania, focusing on adolescents in particular need. Many of the girls at Bethsaida have no parents and they often come from poor financial or social circumstances. At the moment there are 122 students aged 13 to 20. Our aim here is to offer art workshops with a therapeutic approach, giving the young women an opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings.

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