Katerina Canyon (CONCERN)

Katerina Canyon (CONCERN in Nepal): Prior to her fellowship Katerina obtained a BA in creative writing from Saint Louis University, where she wrote for OneWorld Magazine and University News. She served as an international affairs intern at the Peace Economy Project, where she researched U.S. spending and involvement in military actions. At the time of her fellowship Katerina was studying for an MA in Law and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. After her fellowship, Katerina wrote: “I look at the world and children differently. I am now starkly aware of the differences between the U.S. and other parts of the world.” kcanyon@advocacynet.org



Artistic Depictions of Child Labor

12 Aug

Recently, CONCERN-Nepal held a painting contest for students in Bhaktapur. Students gathered from all over the area carrying their paints, colored pencils, and markers in order to paint their depictions of child labor.  If you aren’t familiar with Bhaktapur, I should tell you, it is a beautiful ancient city with the best preserved palace grounds in Nepal.  They are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the workmanship throughout is unbelievable, with large handcrafted wooden doors and amazing statues of giant lions and elephants.

It was quite a surreal experience for me to watch children playing and making art in the midst of ancient history. The children had two hours to complete their paintings and submit them for judging.  They were all amazingly focused on the task and created some beautiful paintings.  You can see their entries in this video.

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Recently, CONCERN-Nepal held a painting contest for students in Bhaktapur. Students gathered from all over the area carrying their paints, colored pencils, and markers in order to paint their depictions of child labor.  If you aren\u2019t familiar with Bhaktapur, I should tell you, it is a beautiful ancient city with the best preserved palace grounds in Nepal.  They are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the workmanship throughout is unbelievable, with large handcrafted wooden doors and amazing statues of giant lions and elephants.<\/span><\/p>\n\n

It was quite a surreal experience for me to watch children playing and making art in the midst of ancient history. The children had two hours to complete their paintings and submit them for judging.  They were all amazingly focused on the task and created some beautiful paintings.  You can see their entries in this video.<\/span><\/p>“,”class”:””},{“id”:”4″,”block”:”video”,”url”:”https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=iZRE9fombWU”,”class”:””,”ratio”:”16:9″,”scale”:”default”,”size”:{“width”:500,”height”:281}}]}[/content-builder]

Posted By Katerina Canyon (CONCERN)

Posted Aug 12th, 2014

1 Comment

  • Shannon Orcutt

    August 17, 2014

     

    Wow some of them are really fantastic artists!

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