The Memory Project


A Siera Leone art project for Pinewood students

Ms. Katerina’s Kapanidou visual art class collaborated with the non-profit organization “Memory Project” to create portraits of children housed at an orphanage in Sierra Leone. The art elective students (Grades 9 & 10) spent numerous hours painting with acrylic paints, one portrait each, while trying to achieve resemblance and capture the essence of each child. The portraits have been traveled to Siera Leone and have been already delivered to each child, as a kind and caring gift. Our school has also sent a monetary donation to support the children’s needs.
The Memory Project is a charitable non-profit organisation that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced adversity and challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty. This project reflects the true nature of the International Baccalaureate by making the world a better place through empathy, compassion, and understanding.