The Cuban-American and Barcelona-based artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada went to Buenos Aires this year and painted a huge new mural in San Telmo. It features a giant portrait of a local boy.
“David” is an 11 year old child studying at the Isauro Arancibia Education Center, located at 1318 Paseo Colón, in the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires, where two hundred children and youth who live on the streets or are in danger of becoming homeless attend kindergarden, elementary school and primary studies. The school also serves food to the students knowing that no child can learn on an empty stomach.
The building that houses the institution is threatened by possible demolition to make way for a future Metrobus route. The Isauro Arancibia Education Center continues to serve these young people in a marginal situation with no support from the state. This building has no heat or maintenance tasks.
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada made this mural to help bring attention to the problems of this School. Please give your support and help fund this school to prevent more children from ending up on the streets by contacting the Center.
This mural was created in San Telmo on the corner of Tacuari and Venezuela streets with the support of Res Non Verba, an entity that backs street art production in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Photo credits: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada