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Graphic design students design poster for children in Kenya

on Tuesday,April 05,2011 22:04

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High school graphic design students created posters for Kenyan children after a meeting with a nonprofit organization in the African country, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

A representative of the organization, which focuses on ending poverty in Kenya by educating children, visited the school in early March. The students, who attend Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Illinois, began designing these posters to spread awareness about the poor conditions in the area. These posters are currently in the hallways of the school.

"This has been an incredible, real-world learning experience for our students to learn about life in Kenya, learn how design can make a difference in another person's life and how to use the essentials of good design to spread a message," graphic design teacher Heidi Stachulak said to the newspaper.

High school students or individuals who are interested in graphic design can expect to earn as much as $43,000 annually, which was the average salary for professionals in this field in 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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