With 86 percent of voted, Project Prentenboek (project picturebook) has become Pandora's Kharis' cause for Skirophorion 2015.

Project picturebook is the initiative of Maaike Kramer and Marjolein Witte, Dutch artists and art teachers, who are working hard to crowdfund a new project. They are in the process of creating a picturebook for and by refugee children in The Netherlands (although the book will be translated into many languages after publishing (including English, Arabic, and French)). They came into contact with these kids after being asked by the local government to make a mural at the refugee centre and afterwards they just wanted to do... more. So they started teaching art classes at the kids' school and now they will use their stories and their drawing in a picture book that is meant to help non-refugee children (and adults) understand these kids, and for refugee children to see themselves reflected in the pages of a beautiful book.

Of course a project like that needs money. Books need to be printed, materials bought, and people paid to do the lay-out and translations. Total costs: about 6000,- euros. They have made sixty percent so far and we will help them push their total even further.

On a personal note, Maaike is my girlfriend and this project is truly inspiring. If you have any amount to spare, please consider donating it!

Donating to the Pandora's Kharis' fundraiser for this cause can be done by clicking the 'donate' button on the Pandora's Kharis website, or by transferring the funds directly to baring.the.aegis@gmail.com with PayPal. The deadline to donate is 17 July. Thank you in advance!