Man teaches Saigon street kids to paint in hope of better life

Seventeen years ago, fine arts student Huynh Tan Bao first came to the Thao Dan charity group to teach street children in Ho Chi Minh City. Now he has become one of the group’s veteran members. Twice a week, the 39-year-old walks around the sidewalks or bridges to meet and talk to kids who work on the street selling candy and lotteries, then asking them to draw what is in their mind. “Looking at the pictures they paint, I see their life,” Bao said. The technique Bao uses … [Read more...]