The Healing Touch of Art

A primary goal of Family Care Uganda is to brighten the lives of all those we come into contact with. We have had a range of members who have had exceptional talents and by using those God-given gifts, have effected change for good in the lives of many here.

Angels watching over these dear sick children in Mulago Hospital.

Nyx Martinez joined our team and was a driving force for several years. Using the simple yet powerful medium of art, she opened doors to a means whereby we were able to brighten the lives of little ones, who so needed a touch of God’s love.

Tina Kapp, Darlene Rancourt, Nyx Martinez and Celly Kamoi volunteering to brighten the Pediatric ward of Mulago Hospital.

One particularly enjoyable project has been painting murals on the otherwise bland, dark walls of several orphanages and hospitals.

The pediatric ward in Mulago received a  facelift, where we able to cheer the place up immensely with lively paintings of animals and comforting angels along the walls. The project continued as more volunteers offered to work with us, donating their talents to make the world a more vivid, beautiful place fore these little ones.

The “Little Angels” Orphanage in Rubaga, where we completely renovated the interior walls of the classroom, lounge and bedrooms with bright, colorful depictions became a totally different place from the dark, dank surroundings we first found.

Mike Krome giving the finishing touches on some beautiful artwork for the Little Angels Babies Home in Rubaga, Kampala.

Malaika (center) with children from Little Angels, enjoying their newly painted angel.

Nyx Martinez also, after joining us on a trip to the Ik (see Projects) a remote and marginalized community in the far north of Uganda, was so moved by the beauty of the people she’d been with, held an exhibition at the Sheraton to increase awareness of their plight. While she was among the Ik, she took time to illustrate many Africanized Bible stories, to their delight, helping the stories become relevant to their difficult and special lives.

Nyx Martinez successfully using Africanized art styles to explain Bible stories to the remote Ik tribe in the far north east of Uganda.

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