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Artist Teaches Children Painting To Be Happy

Artist Teaches Children Painting To Be Happy
Amazon born painter Tote Gallordo with his artwork at the Suva Port on April 22, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua
June 02
11:00 2018

He saw how the children suffered from social ills including diseases such as cancer, it touched his heart so he wanted to make them smile.

Tote Gallordo, who wants to be known as a street artist, hails from Peru near the border of the famous Amazon Jungle.

It is his mission in life to go around the world teach­ing children, who need happiness in their life, how to draw paintings.

“I decided to help the children by teaching them how to do painting,” Mr Gallordo said.

He travels to remote and sometimes dangerous areas in some countries to also share with children how he has to climb mountains and trek through jungles to reach his destination.

“I have visited 76 countries where I do painting on the streets. These I sell to buy the materials for my paintings and I teach children for free,” Mr Gallordo said.

“During my visits it makes me comfortable to see the eyes of the children when they are happy. It creates a feeling that my mission is accomplished.

“I spread happiness to the children, especially those who have cancer, not able to walk and those in or­phanages.

“I first started doing this work when I was in Africa.

“I saw how the children suffered from social ills in­cluding disease such as cancer, it touched my heart and I wanted to make them smile,” he said.

This is the first time he is in the Pacific.

He will be in Fiji for a month to visit orphanages and children in hospital to show and teach his art. Edited by Percy Kean

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