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THE RED PENCIL SINGAPORE

07/01/2015,

“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.

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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.

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Please, take just a few minutes to watch the below video about their incredible  work and the great impact that The Red Pencil creates in the live of so many children that are caught in overwhelming situations: natural disasters, conflict zones, long-term illness, human trafficking and abused children.

I really hope you feel touched by their mission.

With a very small donation, for example you can sponsor 1 set of art therapy materials, or 1 hour of art therapy session.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Joanna Pang 09/08/2015 at 04:08

    Hi,
    I am interested to find out more as how to volunteer . As there is no address in Singapore to visit not sure how to contact
    you. I am interested in using art to help but not a therapist.
    Thank you,

    Joanna

    • Reply WorldKids 09/08/2015 at 08:53

      hi Joanna!
      I would suggest you contact directly The Red Pencil in Singapure for further information on how to volunteer. Their e-mail address is: welcome@redpencil.org
      Thanks for reading World Kids!

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