[00:00.00]A 10-year-old refugee known for his artistic ability has held his first art show and donated all the money raised to a sick Serbian boy.
[00:12.80]Farhad Nouri has been called “the little Picasso” for his pictures and photographs.
[00:20.24]The Associated Press reported that examples of his work were shown in Belgrade.
[00:27.66]The boy has lived at a crowded migrant camp in the Serbian capital with his parents and two younger brothers for the past eight months.
[00:39.35]His family was forced to flee conflict and poverty in their home country of Afghanistan two years ago.
[00:48.90]They traveled through Greece and Turkey before arriving in Serbia.
[00:56.37]The boy's gift for art was recognized when he was taking language and painting training programs in Belgrade.
[01:06.65]Local aid groups organized the classes for refugees and migrants.
[01:13.87]"We quickly realized how talented he (Nouri) was and sent him to a painting school as well as a three-month photography workshop,” said Edin Sinanovic.
[01:25.32]“So this is a retrospective of what he learned there."
[01:29.61]Sinanovic is with the Refugees Foundation, a non-government organization (NGO).
[01:37.04]Among Nouri's works shown on the grounds of a Belgrade cafe were his drawings of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Harry Potter.
[01:48.73]His photos mostly include images from around the city.
[01:54.51]In addition to holding his first art show, "Farhad wanted to help someone,” Sinanovic said.
[02:02.57]So he chose to give any money raised to a six-year-old Serbian boy who needs money for his treatment after brain cancer.
[02:13.46]Nouri said he wanted to help someone else as well to show how important it is to be good to other people.
[02:22.65]"We all need kindness," he said.
[02:26.77]The boy dreams of one day moving to Switzerland to become a painter and a photographer.
[02:34.98]I’m Jonathan Evans.