Just last week, IJM Manila hosted a “Fun and Friendship Day” at a local shelter where several of our clients live. One of our vice presidents from Washington DC was in Manila, and we wanted to plan a special day for him to spend with our clients. We enjoyed a day of games, music, and art.
Our clients enjoy several art therapy sessions throughout the course of their time under IJM’s care. During these sessions, our clients are given the opportunity to be creative and express themselves through art.
I was a group leader for the day, and I had the privilege of painting along side a few of our clients. We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of painting and laughter together.
During this session, each person painted a small part of a large mural that was pieced together at the end of the day. This art activity was lesson in how working together to reach the same goal can yield some pretty amazing and, might I add, colorful results.