Salvadoran Kids Depict Hopes and Fears Through Art

This month, Cristosal hosted a workshop with Salvadoran children where kids explored the answers to questions about their lives and communities through painting. 

Questions included,

  • What do you like about your family?
  • What do you like about your community?
  • What does insecurity/a lack of safety mean to you?
  • What do you want to do when you grow up?
 
 

10-year-old Gabriela* loves her mom.

 
 

Erick's* favorite thing about his family is that they care for him. 

 
 

Vanessa's* favorite thing about her community is the soccer field by her house. 

 
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Alexis*, age nine, associates the feeling of insecurity with a robbery.

 
 

Insecurity makes Mario*, age eleven, think of the highway on the border of his community.

 
 

Benita*, age 8, wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.

 
 

Ernesto*, age 10, would like to be an accountant when he grows up.

 

*Names have been changed for security reasons

Hannah Rose Nelson