Artwork

Thoughts on School, by Julius Santiago

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At the School in a Cart in the Philippines, teachers Alfredo and Nonie give the students pages to color to accompany their writing. Art is another way for the students to express themselves and to feel proud of their hard work. Their drawings also reinforce what they are sharing in their poems and personal essays, […]






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Why School, by Jaynar Solana

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Jaynar understands the importance of going to school and shares his goal of earning an education–so that he can get a good job and help his parents. He writes about it in his essay “Why School?”. The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines, where Jaynar and his sister Jean attend on weekends and […]






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Thank you Amalia, by Jaynar Solana

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It always feels good to create something special for someone else or to simply say thanks. Jaynar is proud of his work and surely his step-mom Amalia will keep it forever. The School in a Cart and the Solana family are truly grateful for your donation, Jason and son Tomas. Click here to read Jaynar’s […]






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Kind Words For Mother, by Romel Rubio

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Romel colored this picture while thinking of his mother and all that she does for him, though it isn’t often that they see each other. Thank you Nancy and Lucian for reaching out to Romel and making a donation to The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines. Romel with his mother Marites To […]






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When I Did Not Obey, by Daniella Farinas

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Thank you, Suzanna, for giving Daniella this opportunity to share her work and for your donation to The School in a Cart. To read her poem “When I Did Not Obey,” click here. Daniella helps to care for her youngest sibling Dennis. Where Daniella lives on 20th Avenue with her parents and four brothers and […]






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The Flood, by Jordan Bujawe

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This is Jordan’s coloring of a rainy day, not exactly the chaos he experienced during the August 2012 flood, when his home on the street and neighborhood were largely destroyed. The exercise was to give him a moment of calm and order. In one of Jordan’s sessions at the Cart, teacher Nonie asked the children […]






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Orphan’s Wish, by Romel Rubio

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Tim and Johanna, thank you for your donation to The School in a Cart. Click here to learn more about Romel and to read his poem “Orphan’s Wish.”






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My Prayer, by Jemar Cornelio

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You can read Jemar’s essay about his longing for a house for himself, his four younger siblings, and his parents under “Essays.” His family was promised a house by a television program hostess for their participation in her project, which to date the family has not seen. Jemar mentions this in his essay. Living on […]






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Artwork from Goodwill – Rain

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After the devastation from the 2010 floods, where over a thousand died and thousands lost everything they owned, Maria, Napoo, and Naier stay positive and express their love of rain in their art.






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Artwork from Goodwill – Symbols

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Here are some of the drawings received from the Goodwill School in our first sponsored artwork challenge.  The below drawings are from Maria of Sharif (2nd grade).    Here is another one by Sharif. 






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