This compelling 16" x 20" acrylic painting was created by Jean-Baptiste Markendy, a Haitian youth who takes part in an art program offered by the Association for the Promotion of Integral Family Healthcare (APROSIFA), a free health clinic and UUSC partner in Port-au-Prince.
Even before the earthquake, APROSIFA was providing young people with a safe space and engaging arts activities to help keep them from the harm of gang violence. Following the earthquake, the arts program offered a powerful way for youth to process the trauma they experienced. Today, there are nearly 70 kids who come for an average of two hours a day to work on their art. APROSIFA provides the supplies, the space, and the training, and the students can sell what they make and keep the profits.
The item will ship from Cambridge, Mass., at a cost of $18 to the winning bidder.