Leos Inspire Learning With Colorful Walls Project

Leos in front of painted wall in school

April is Leo Club Awareness Month! To celebrate and recognize Leo clubs, the Lions Blog will feature stories about Leo service projects around the world. Today’s story features the Emek Leo Club in Turkey. This Omega Leo Club was chartered in October 2010 and is sponsored by Ankara Emek Lions Club.

In 2013, the Emek Leo Club began a service activity called “Renkli Duvarlar” or “Colorful Walls.” Each year, Leos reach out to preschools and primary schools in low-income communities  and offer to paint and design colorful artwork in the school’s corridors.

Photo of painted walls in school

Leo club members decorate empty walls with colorful comic characters with the hope of motivating school children and providing a fun, inviting atmosphere for learning.

“The returns of the activity have been very positive as children who see the colorful paintings on the wall are surprised and become extremely happy. Actually, other Leo clubs can easily organize a similar project in their communities. Firstly, they need to find a primary school in need, and then all they need is some painting stuff like brushes and various color of paint.”

The Leo Club Program gives young people the opportunity to serve their communities, develop leadership skills, make new friends and have fun! Learn more about the Leo Club Program and find out how to start a Leo club in your community.   

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