The Center implemented an Art Education Programme in September 2022, inspired by the work and philosophy of Syrian artist Abdul Baseer. Abdul believes that art should be a microcosm of life and a cure for people’s hearts. Abdul joined the team after creating the western mural painting “The Road Home” in the Taiwan Center. While Abdul practiced his ideas with his brush, children curiously watched around him. Every Syrian there is like a torn and destroyed masterpiece, with twelve years of hatred, indifference, violence, and blood ravaging Syria. As a war refugee, Abdul deeply understands that only love and peace can be the solution to the conflict. “Love requires action,” he says, using his brush to convey his love to Syrians who have been almost forgotten by the world.
The Art Education Programme provides immediate guidance to children who are willing to draw. It adopts a small class system on weekdays, with individual guidance, and large-scale floor chalk painting is done on holidays. The programme aims to provide practical actions for children in Reyhanli City, enabling them to have a better childhood and future. At least 25 beneficiary children participate in the programme each week.
Abdul’s work and philosophy have been instrumental in inspiring the Center to create this programme. The program seeks to bring hope and joy to the children of Reyhanli City through the transformative power of art.