Brush Out Poverty hopes to generate a cultural exchange of ideas and images where North American students create and gift a painting to a child in an African Orphanage. Upon receiving their paintings, African children living in orphanages create and gift a painting to a student in a North American school.
Before the paintings are given to the North American school, selected African paintings are scanned and turned to prints for sale. 100% of the money raised goes directly back to the orphanage involved and supports African children affected by AIDS.
The primary goal for Brush Out Poverty is to foster social awareness between children in the developed and developing worlds. To date, over 20 Pembina Trails schools have taken part in Brush Out Poverty.
General Byng School Art Teacher, Carla Bates and her students