By painting a portrait of these children, our students were doing a selfless act by creating something for someone who they don't even know. The students at the orphanage got something much more in return. A sense of self. For many of these children- these portraits are their only possessions- they are also proof that someone cared enough about them to paint their portrait and send them a letter about themselves.A number of our students recieved personal "thank you" letters in return. It was a very satisfying experience for all, and we hope to continue this in the future.