Helping with the Power of Art

We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Önkéntes Központ Alapítvány for organizing a remarkable charity project that allowed us to contribute effectively and safely. With their support, we embarked on a mission to bring positive change to the lives of those in need.

Partnering with Brick Visual, we dedicated ourselves to refurbishing the dormitories of a special education complex while also tending to their extensive garden. The complex catered to teenagers and young adults facing mental challenges, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

Weeks before the team building event, we gathered a creative crew to brainstorm and design captivating wall art that would transform the rooms into cozy and enjoyable spaces. Discussions revolved around various techniques, color schemes, and illustration styles, all to create something truly beloved by teenagers.

After meticulous planning, procuring necessary equipment and tools, and cutting stencils, we set off on a Friday morning, boarding a bus headed for the school in Velence. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the team from Önkéntes Központ Alapítvány and the school staff, who enthusiastically assisted us in organizing our tasks for the day.

Dividing into teams, we commenced our work on the wall art and garden cleanup. Busy hours of masking, sketching, and painting were punctuated by a much-appreciated homemade lunch. The school’s employees and teachers were captivated by the evolving wall art, engaging in lively conversations about their favorite pieces. It was a tough choice for them as they loved each variation equally.

In the afternoon, we added the finishing touches to the wall art and assembled the new furniture we had purchased. Witnessing the transformation of the school’s walls, adorned with photographs and achievements of the students, filled us with anticipation. As the students were on holiday, we could only hope that they would embrace their newly renovated rooms as much as we had enjoyed creating them.

As the day drew to a close, we cleaned up, wiping away the dust of our endeavors. The school’s employees expressed their gratitude by presenting us with a painting created by one of the students, along with hand-picked flowers. We were deeply moved by their gesture.

It was disheartening to learn that despite the dedicated efforts of the school’s staff, they struggled with limited resources, resulting in a worn-out environment. Our contribution and hard work were deemed the most significant improvement the school had witnessed in the past three decades. This realization left us both inspired and saddened.

Undoubtedly, we will continue to engage in similar initiatives, driven by our desire to create positive change in the lives of those who need it most. The Önkéntes Központ Alapítvány’s unwavering commitment to such charitable endeavors is commendable, and we express our gratitude for their continued support in making a meaningful difference in our community.

 

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