We are excited about the great start we have to our Painting Peace campaign! Because of our momentum, we are currently being featured on page 1 out of 93 pages of art projects on Indiegogo. If you haven’t seen the 2 minute clip we made (starring our own Mitch Weight), this is a must! http://igg.me/p/286445 After you click the link above, then click ‘like’ at the bottom of the Indiegogo page and you’ll help add to our momentum. Thanks everyone for your support.
Watch the excitement as Mitch Weight is the first person ever to offer these former child soldiers money for one of their paintings! This is a group of men who were civil war soldiers as children. Their general Joshua Milton Blahyi (aka General Butt Naked) has taken them off the street to educate and teach them skills in preparation for a life of nonviolence. One of these skills is art. This is the 7th group of boys that Joshua has rehabilitated. It is his goal to be able to help 400 boys at one time. When Mitch learned what this program was doing for boys, he wanted to support it. He witnessed true artistic talent in the form of watercolors. The painting in this video was completed by all 18 former child soldiers and dedicated to Sahbu. Check it out!