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In one of the poorest areas in Chicago art classes are changing lives.

At Legacy Charter School in North Lawndale – a long-impoverished neighbourhood on the west side of Chicago – they believe art creates successful children. All of their 500 pupils from pre-k to 8th grade have 120 minutes of art classes as well as additional music lessons with access to first class tools and materials. That is a lot more than most other public schools in the Chicago area.

 

 

 

 

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In an area with high crime rates and gang violence, the principal Lisa Kenner believes that the art classes helps the children to discover skills they didn´t believe they had as well as sense of mastering. –Art is all about being human and it awakes feelings and empathy, which is something these children really needs.

 

 

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Nearly fifty years after the African-American civil rights movement, most of the USA remains a residentially segregated society which inhabit different neighborhoods of significantly different quality. Safety is the fundamental, basic foundation needed for a thriving, healthy community and at Legacy Charter School they give the kids tools to succeed in an unsafe environment by means of extensive art and music classes.

 

 

 

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Legacy Charter School, Chicago

School kids

Legacy Charter School, Chicago

School kids

Legacy Charter School, Chicago

School kids

Legacy Charter School, Chicago

School kids

Legacy Charter School, Chicago

School kids

Legacy Charter School, Chicago

School kids

Omar

The south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, less than an hour’s drive from the Syrian border, is a destination for spies, foreign-aid workers, Isis sleeper cells – and refugees. Since the crisis in Syria erupted in March 2011, one in ten of the country’s population has been killed or injured. The AlSeeraj Center run by Noor Shami provide schooling for Syrian children who have suffered fatal losses in the war.