Who can create a Memory Portrait?
Anyone with a love of art and a wish to help someone less fortunate than themselves can create a memory portrait.
There is no minimum level of artistic ability required to take part. If you lack confidence or there is a younger person who would like to take part, it’s even possible to cut and paste a picture (provided by us) of the child you are helping and create your own beautiful collage around them.
If computer skills are more your thing, you could do a digital edit of the photo to create something with artistic flare.
Inspired to get artistic and help a child in need? Contact us here and we'll help you get started!
How can we help you?
We are very happy to offer any help we can. Perhaps we can assist your fundraising by setting up an online fundraising page for you to share - just let us know.
How does it work?
You’re interested in getting involved? Great! So what’s next?
Art Inspiring Hope
Himalayan Peoples Project - Nepal is a small grassroots, UK registered charity (1161620) founded in 2014. We provide carefully selected grassroots and ethical Nepalese organisations with the financial support and professional expertise needed to develop the projects we carefully select to support.
We aim for empowerment and sustainability in everything we do, wanting to eventually withdraw our support once the projects are able to sustain themselves.
As a small, grassroots charity with voluntary staff, we are able to ensure a close, conducive and personal relationship with those we support. Not only that, we can also guarantee no less than 97% of all donations received go straight to those in need.
Our Education Scholarship Program is currently the main project supported by the Memory Portraits initiative. The children and their families love to receive their artwork and learn about who painted them, while the money raised supports them through their education.
We hope to expand Memory Portraits to some of our other projects in the future to help those who benefit from our Vocational Training and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation programs. The funds raised will pay for their training or treatment, giving them a second chance in life.
What are Memory Portraits?
Memory portraits provide a personal way of channelling a love of art into supporting some of the most financially disadvantaged people in Nepal whilst creating a very special connection between the artist and the person they are helping.
With each artist committing to raise funds for those they paint, the portraits help our beneficiaries feel both valued and supported.