An art exhibition and workshop with the themes of hope and peace featured 11 artists from all over Yemen who created art showing what these themes mean to them.
The event was a collaboration between the artists and UNICEF. 125 children participated in the workshops creating paints, drawings, collages, and also music to capture the messages of hope and peace. Their work was on display at the exhibition along with the other artists.
The immediate results of the workshop are plain to see. More than 150 visitors have come to the exhibition each day, and the art produced shows incredible insight into the viewpoints of children during this critical time.
The long-term psychological impact of workshops like this are less visible, however. It is hoped that such activities will empower and encourage children to express themselves, and empower them to demand an end to the conflict which has loomed over them for two years.