SR 1 per Drawing – 8 years old child sells drawings in Jeddah

This is a heartbreaking story of an eight-year-old boy who sells his sister’s handmade drawings under a bridge which is in the old area of Jeddah, Al-Balad.

Every evening this 8-year old Indonesian boy, Elias, sits under a bridge in old Jeddah (Balad) and sells drawings made by his 12-year-old sister, just to help his needy family.

One day a social media user posted this little Indonesian boy’s photo on the social network which became viral.

Saudi Association for Culture and Arts in Jeddah immediately started the search for the eight-year-old child and his family. Finally, they got success in tracing him.


The Saudi Association for Culture and Arts honored Elias, the little boy, Yousra, and their mother. The members of the association participated with great spirit and zeal along with the media representatives in this great motivational noble cause.

Elias and his family received many donations and gifts from the participants and guests. Sister of Elias, Yousra, told that she never thought of selling her artwork. It all happened because of her little brother’s request who told her to make drawings.

Yousra further said that Elias always told her to continue making more and more drawings so that he could possibly sell all of them in Al-Balad area. When she completed her drawings, he would take all of them and sell each artwork for one Saudi Riyal (SR1).

Source: Saudi Gazette

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