I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am studying fine arts and art history. More often than not I find myself reflecting on my college experience thus far. I must say that I am proud of the desire to learn that I have embraced, the relationships I have formed, and open mind that I now possess, but I always feeling there is something missing in this experience.
My passion is art, but along what lines does that help anyone else? I find many components of the college life to be selfish. The staple motto for the college experience is that it should be utilized to discover oneself, but I would much rather discover myself through the relationships I form by sharing what I know with the people willing to accept.
My aunt is the U.S. coordinator for The Robin’s Nest Orphanage in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She sends individuals and teams to the orphanage to serve for any period of time. I have done a visit to the orphanage, but my experience was much to short. My project would be on an individual basis traveling to the Nest, and sharing art with the kids of the orphanage. It would be small simple projects over the course of two weeks, but projects that the kids and the orphanage could keep forever on their walls.
The project is not glamorous or over the top by any means, but every person that walks into that orphanage is a chance for the children to see that this world does have compassion existing in it. I want to give a part of me to change someone else’s life.