The Power of Art:
1. Art and the Healing of Identity:
Allowing the children to change their own environment through their painting is a way of increasing self-esteem, fostering the development of a more positive self-concept, and strengthening ego functions. Art can serve as a springboard for increased communication and can also serve as a source of pride. A mural is a permanent reminder of accomplishment.
2. Art and Physical Therapy:
A mural that includes color, textural elements, and physical therapy equipment can be a tool for disabled children in environments that are often lacking even the most basic stimulation needed for growth.
3. Art and Education:
In many cultures and societies, being disabled and/or orphaned is the equivalent of being non-human. Giving these children a chance to beautify their own surroundings is a way of showing their value and