Zhao, Spain

Zhao is a primary-school aged boy from a family of Chinese origin. His family is very concerned about the Covid situation and Zhao is not allowed to eat lunch at school like other children because he would have to remove his mask.

Programme: FEST Col-legi Santissima Trinitat, Badalona, Barcelona (2021)

Gemma, Lebanon

Gemma, together with her older brother, Carl, and their mother Souha, lost her father during the 4th of August 2020 Beirut explosion.

Programme: Lebanon Myschoolpulse Online Mission(2020-21)

Gloria, Spain

Gloria is an asylum seeker who participated in The Red Pencil's Malaga, Spain clinical sessions.

Programme: Clinical sessions for asylum seekers in Spain (2020)

Ana, Indonesia

Ana is a teacher who attended all The Red Pencil’s Train the Trainer (TTT) sessions and the open art therapy studio sessions during the mission in Lombok, Indonesia.

Programme: Residency mission in Indonesia Lombok (2018)

Ibrahim, Guinea

Ibrahim is a 16 year-old boy from Guinea who lives in Belgium, after he fled his country.

Programme: Clinical sessions for asylum seekers in Belgium (2017).

Nella, Burundi

Nella is from Burundi and she lost her entire family in the genocide that took place in her country. Though she initially did not believe that she could do great art works, she did keep working through her emotional pain.

Programme: Clinical sessions for asylum seekers in Belgium (2017).

Amy, Uganda

Amy is a 17 year-old girl from a Ugandan village. She is a young, ambitious woman with dreams for herself and her community. During the programme, she realised she wanted to study law to help orphans and fight for their rights.

Mission: 3-Step Humanitarian programme in Uganda (2017).

Alyssa, Congo

Alyssa is a young woman from Republic of Congo (Kivu). She has a young child that she had to leave behind when she left her country alone and suffers from this forced separation.

Programme: Clinical sessions for asylum seekers in Belgium (2017).

Ife, Guinea

Ife is a 28 year-old woman from Guinea who left her family and moved alone to Belgium. She wants to be reunited with them more than anything and tries to battle her sadness with art therapy.

Programme: Clinical sessions for asylum seekers in Belgium (2017).

Daniel, Philippines

Daniel took part in our art therapy mission designed for children from underprivileged socio-economic background who were displaced due to Typhoon Haiyan.

Mission: 3-Step humanitarian mission in the Philippines (2013-14).

Matt, Indonesia

Matt is a 17 year-old boy who lives in Batam, Indonesia. When his mother passed away, he was sent to live in a children’s home. Along with other children, Matt was referred to art therapy as part of The Red Pencil Batam humanitarian mission.

Mission: 3-Step humanitarian mission in Indonesia (2016-17).

Marina, Singapore

Marina is the mother of a special-needs child. She attended a support group using art therapy to help their well-being and self-care.

Programme: Clinical sessions in Singapore.

Ruth, Uganda

Ruth is a warm and kind-hearted person. She is also smart and has big aspirations: she wishes to attend university one day and become an engineer to help her community.

Mission: 3-Step Humanitarian mission in Uganda (2017).

Adileh, Iran

Adileh is a young woman from Iran, at the forefront of her thirties. She and her husband fled to Belgium and they had been there for several months before the programme started. Throughout the sessions, she gradually opened up and became more in tune with her emotions.

Programme: Clinical sessions for asylum seekers in Belgium (2017).