Why does Suki want to learn painting?

Sponsorship since: August 2022

Suki is passionate in painting and has great interests in studying arts. She loves incorporating things she likes in her everyday life in her paintings. Before taking up painting classes sponsored by Starfish, she would draw all day at home by herself with a pencil. Since learning from a professional painter, her painting skills have improved significantly. We also provide the necessary tools and equipments she needed to make the best out of her painting classes. 

Financial Difficulties

Suki’s father has lost his job during the pandemic and is currently working as a freelancer as a construction worker. As a consequence, their family source of income is highly unstable and limited. Currently the family is solely relying on social security assistance to get by. The bulk of their income is used to pay rent for their subdivided flat and thus the family is left with a very limited budget for their living expenses. 

Family Background

Suki comes from a family of 6, with 1 elder sister and 2 younger brothers. They live in a subdivided flat of less than 200 sq ft. With limited space, Suki and her siblings sleep on one single bed together and also share one small table to do their homework. Their father has lost his job during the pandemic and his mother cannot afford to go out to work as she has to stay home to take care of the children. Suki’s mother is constantly exhausted, both physically and mentally.