Fostering Futures Through Art

March 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Posted in About Fostering, Stories | Leave a comment

 Children and young people in foster care expressed their future ambitions through artworks at a recent Anglicare Victoria event in Maroondah.

Over 60 children and young people have drawn pictures depicting what they want to be when they grow up. There are astronauts, dentists, florists, fire-fighters, vets, guitarists and landscape designers. Others just simply drew images which reflected ideas such as peace and healing. There were also some slightly less orthodox ambitions such as becoming the sea or a rabbit.

All children and young people expressed similar themes of hope and optimism. Their works are a reminder that despite hardships children face, each one deserves the chance to achieve their dreams.

Members of the community are invited to find out about ways you can be involved in fostering the futures of children and young people at an Anglicare Victoria information session, where artworks will be on display.

Details: Anglicare Victoria Box Hill, 7-11 Shipley St, Box Hill, Thursday April 15th, 7:30-8:30pm. For bookings or for more information call 1300 889 335 or  

You can also stay up to date about more foster care stories at the Anglicare Victoria Foster Care Blog.


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