AMMAN — “He is my first artist,” Japanese volunteer Ren Kamioka said on Saturday of Khaleel, a Jordanian with a mental disability who learned to draw and paint under his tutelage.
“He drew some paintings and I realised he has great talent so I helped him,” added Kamioka, who began giving art classes for people with disabilities (PWD) at the Karak Centre for Rehabilitation and Welfare over a year ago.
At an exhibition of paintings drawn by the centre’s residents, held with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), Kamioka spoke about his experience while his artists gathered around him.
“People in Jordan do not know much about people with disabilities. I like to tell them that they have many talents in music, drawing and dancing.”
At the exhibition, held at the RSCN’s Wild Jordan, family members of the young men and women whose works were on display joined their sons and daughters in celebrating their accomplishments.
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