"No human, nor any living thing, survives long under the eternal sky. The most beautiful women, the most learned men, even Mohammed, who heard Allah's voice, all did wither and die. All is temporary. The sky outlives everything. Even suffering." - Bowa Johar, Balti poet.

29 October 2010

World Map Done!

With the money that my mother's church donated towards my dar chabab to denefit the kids that come to the building, I used their money to buy the supplies needed to create this world map. My wonderful mudir, Khalid, donated the canvas and white paint from his studio (yes, he is an artist! awesome) to put towards making this map.
It took a couple weeks and some very dedicated Moroccan youth, landlord, and site-mate, the map is now done!
Enjoy the photos and I want to thank my mother's church again for donating their money to something that brought many students together to create something that will last years and affect the youth that come to the dar chabab to further their education and curiosity about the world around them. God bless your parents :)
** Local kids helping out with the map**

** The map SLOWLY coming together :) brush stroke after brush stroke**

** Thanks to Abdou and Lisa for their hours of labor and love towards this project**

**Thanks also to Marissa and Faye, my fellow YD staj-mates. They were amazing and so helpful! this project could not of been done without their help**


hanane said...

Hi Hillary,
Congrats for finishing the map. It's really nice to see your work helping the community out here in Morocco.

I am Moroccan, and I am a blogger too. I truly believe that small actions like yours make lots of people lives better


Hillary Lynn said...

thank you, Hanane! for those kind words:) Your country will always be close to my heart. What a wonderful place to live and such kind people to be around. It has been a pleasure.