Learning to Color


Do you remember how old you were the first time you picked up a crayon and colored? It’s wonderful watching a child color, using their imagination and letting it run wild. As we get older we concentrate more on staying within the lines and less on creativity. We stop coloring with our imagination and instead focus on reality. Trees are green and the sky is blue. But children color with passion and abandon and see the world in all the colors of the rainbow that adults don’t see as they grow up. But that changes when you watch a child color for the first time. And during our trip back to the Zata School this March we shared the discovery and wonder of coloring with the students for the first times in their lives.

Thanks to the generosity of our donor Friends we traveled to Ethiopia with 3 duffle bags full of coloring supplies. Crayons, colored pencils, magic markers, colored chalk and pads and pads of paper brought huge smiles to the Zata students when we opened the duffle bags and spread them out all over their desks. Even the teachers were excited about coloring! It’s a day we will always remember.

Visit our photo gallery to see more photos from the day we spent coloring with the students at the Zata School.

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