Kitgum’s Orphans – Invisible Wounds

Today I received an email that I would like to share.

‘My name is David Taransaud, I am an Art Therapist for children and adolescents, a speaker and a trainer at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.

After having been made redundant earlier this year, I decided to use my redundancy payment to travel to Northern Uganda and set up an Art Therapy service in an orphanage for former child soldiers, AIDS orphans, and young people affected by conflict and trauma.

I came back a week ago and I am hoping to return in a few months to carry on with the work. This is quite an ambitious project that I have so far managed to finance on my own.

I have just finished editing a short movie I made while I was there. As you’ll see, I am no Coppola or iMovie genius, but it’s real! The second half of the film focuses mainly on Art Therapy with war orphans. I would be grateful if you could take the time to watch it.

If you think it is appropriate, I would be very grateful if you could forward the link to your many followers and help me promote the awareness and the sponsorship of war orphans at the Pader Orphans Caring Project. One journal or facebook post can reach thousands!’

I hope David can raise enough funds to continue his amazing work in Uganda. If you would like to contact David or find out more about the project please watch the film and follow the links on Youtube.

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