Human Rights Advocacy through the ARTReach Program in Masepla Transitory Site
Another ArtReach Program conducted for the Youth and Children in Masepla Transitory Site last September 17, 2017. In line with the commemoration of the Zamboanga Siege, an ART Therapy was given, as part of the ZABIDA Human rights Advocacy Campaign in partnership with GUHIT Pinas Zamboanga Chapter which aimed to promote Youth and Children’s rights through visual arts.
The priority issues and concerns of Children and Youth seen and occurred in the transitory site were presented and the needs and concerns were also addressed. Basic art techniques were taught to the participating Youth and Children and through this techniques they were encouraged to use art as a tool for them to advocate their concerns and rights.
After teaching them the basics, the participants were asked to express themselves through coloring a Mandala. The ArtReach activity concluded by a distribution of Art Materials for the children and youth to continually practice art. (LEO CHRISTOPHER GASPAR/ZABIDA/Human Rights Advocacy Campaign)