“When we rescue the child, we save the adult”.
The Red Pencil is a charity that brings the power of Arts Therapy to children, adults and families, with a particular attention to those facing overwhelming life circumstances for which they have no words. The Red Pencil transforms their lives through Art Therapy.
Created in 2011 in Singapore, they develop over 50 projects per year, partnering with 55 organizations (The Singapore Red Cross, Doctors without borders, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital to name a few) and with 6.000 beneficiaries from low income families. They also develop many projects in the Asia Pacific Region, with more that 1.500 beneficiaries. From New Zealand to Japan, from Lebanon to Sri Lanka, from Australia to Cambodia, their work is extraordinary.
The Red Pencil believes in the healing process of art:
– Children use pencils and colors -before they can speak and write- to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas.
– Words are often inadequate for children to express tough experiences
– Art will give those children an alternative way to channel those emotions.
– Drawing allows all these children to express those sufferings, release, relief and healing.