Imagine a School with no money to buy material for the children. They have a pile of very worn out English children books and some pencils (not enough), also coloured ones donated by volunteers but that is about it. There are no children sissors, glue or coloured paper to create something with the children. There is not even a plain sheet of A4 paper available. No toys to play outside or other kids stuff.
The parents buy the paper notebooks for their children. If a child forgets to bring his notebook to School he is unable to make his excercises as there is no alternative paper available at School.
Before I left to Tanzania someone said to me that I had to take color books with me. Well that appeared to be an excellent suggestion. It is hard to believe but these little children never paint as there is just not the required material. So you can imagine what their reaction was when I gave them a drawing. They were very proud of their results and me as well.
The next morning the teacher told me that after School he had some phone calls from parents who were delighted to see their children coming home so enthousiastically with their colour drawing. I did the same for the 2nd class the next day.
See below some the results of the proud artists.