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Down's patient
An art exhibition by young Cubans affected by Down's syndrome has opened in the city of Santander, Spain.

The head of the project is painter and engraver Jesus Carrete from the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. Carrete, who has a son with Down's syndrome, undertook this initiative five years ago aimed at instilling art into children with this disease.

Carrete states that inculcating a taste for arts is useful for the children in the development of their manual abilities.

The results have been outstanding. "They focus their attention when they are working; they love the job which also raises their self-esteem," said the Cuban artist.

The humanitarian project is been sponsored by local organizations including professionals from the field of psychology, pedagogy and culture.

Source: ACN

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