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Giving voice to displaced children and young people.

Bad Things
Anonymous from Syria

A drawing of "bad things" by a Syrian refugee child in the Free Syria School. The class was taught by David Gross. The exercise involved quick drawings, of 2 minutes each, in three parts.The first step was a pencil drawing. The student drew a symbolic border, then added elements that were "bad things." Next, the bad things were colored, to give them "life." David led the students through a fast, yogic stretching movement to add the physical experience of openness. Finally, the student painted over the bad with "good things," in bright colors, giving the experience of replacing the bad with the good. The students told him that they loved the experience, especially the stretching exercise!

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