Students at Burton Center make portraits for orphanage in Peru

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Seniors at Burton Center for Arts and Technology are making portraits for orphans in Peru.

The students worked on a dozen of them for the Memory Project.

The non-profit organization creates portraits for children who face neglect, abuse, and extreme poverty around the world.

The students will send off their pieces next week.

“I’m kind of nervous honestly, because I hope she enjoys it,” says student Abigail Craig. “I didn’t want to have the green color that’s on her shirt because I didn’t know if she was ashamed of the orphanage she came from.”

The students will eventually receive a video showing reactions from the children when they get their pictures.

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