Visual art project in a country school

by Dorothea Fankhauser

Funding for this Campaign ended on 2017-05-13


Raised out of 800.00€




Days Remaining


100 children paint and draw regularly once a week under professional guidance and with your help also in 2017 and 2018

A painting project has been taking place in the Terstenik school near Drenas for two years. Every Friday hundred children in four groups can paint and draw. The offer is lively and enthusiastically used. 

This project, so precious for the children, was made possible by the pupils of a Swiss school, which had played a concert in Terstenik in 2015. Deeply touched by many children and the completely missing cultural possibilities in this remote village, they played a charity concert after their return to Switzerland and donated the proud proceeds for painting material to Terstenik. A bright room was made available by the director of the school, a motivated teacher quickly found, wooden stools were built according to a Swiss model. 

When the orchestra visited the school again in 2016, young painters organized an exhibition and were very proud to show their work. In October 2015, Sven Hoppler and Lia Hasler gave a first four-day workshop and in February 2017 Sven Hoppler conducted a second workshop. These intensive courses are highlights, but the most important thing is, of course, the regular painting lessons, carefully and enthusiastically given by Bekim Istoku. 

The pictures are very touching and give an insight into the inner world of these children, their reality, dreams, wishes in their very secluded world. In their paintings, they can fantasize, become wide, fly, but also express and process inner stress and sad feelings. The money of the Swiss orchestra has now been used up and to secure the continuation of this project so precious for children, we need a new financing. The material is bought directly in Pristina by Burim Zherka and Bekim Istoku and carefully managed by them. 

For one year we need about 800 Euros. In addition to the material, this money would also allow to present the paintings in a small exhibition.

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    Bekim Istoku

    Teacher for Painting

    Bekim guides and helps pupils competent and with passion

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    Burim Zherka

    Coordinator and Translator

    Burim is our man of trust and takes care, that nothing is missing and that everybody understands everybody

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    Bekim Xhoka

    Director of School

    Bekim loved and respected by the children of the school, a team player with his colleagues open minded and fully committed to cooperate

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    Dorothea Fankhauser

    Initiator and soul of project

    Dorothea knows many children at the school in Terstenik from the families nearby she is supporting since many years

Mentor Sahiti


félicitations pour ce beau projet. ca donne aussi envie ä peindre

Shukrije Zherka


Jrene Bucher

Mentor Sahiti

Wish you a lot of fun!


great campaign

Visar Jasiqi

Let those kids paint.

Agron Abrashi

Give children a chance! They are our future.


Herrlich, wie da gemalt wird

Malush Tullumi

great campaign

Fisnik Zherka