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15-06-2010 Brightening up the Slums

A work of art can brighten the lives of individuals, especially if that art is bright and colourful. Such is the philosophy behind the initiatives of two community-driven art projects, Favela Painting in the slums of Rio de Janeiro and the Mumbai Wall Project in India. The voluntary project in Rio de Janeiro is run by the Firmeza Foundation; its primary aim is to boost the morale of the people living there. The locals of Santa Marta were trained extensively and paid for a month’s work, giving the slum an incredible makeover. The idea behind this wonderful initiative comes from Dutch artist duo Hass & Hahn. Join their Facebook page and help them raise money to go back and finish the project.

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