Pain into Pearls grew out of our concern at the growing number of young people who use violence as a means for achieving self-worth.  This collaborative project will offer the world’s youth another choice – self-worth achieved through creation, freedom and connection

Support from friends across the globe can help those feeling isolated and hopeless. For this reason, each Pearl Team has two country partners; one from the East (Asia, Middle East, etc.) and one from the West (Europe, America, etc.). 

The partners in each team communicate over the Internet, engage in Skype conversations, and share their artwork, which will be submitted to the international youth art competition, Diritti a Colori in ItalyPain into Pearls will use media, art, friendship and compassion to help the world’s precious youth transform pain and fear into hope and courage.