© 2017 by Chineze Okpalaoka. 

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Born Free

During our very first visit to Paterson High School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, my colleague Thalia and I briefly commented on how cool it might be to paint a mural to cover some of the lewd graffiti on the school’s walls. What started as a fleeting thought soon became a massive undertaking, and finally a dream made reality. In addition to providing students with a constructive outlet for their creative energy, I hoped that by getting everyone involved, the mural would foster a sense of community, ownership, and pride at Paterson.

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