What is the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit?
The REAL. LIFE. Exhibit is a walk-through, multi-sensory exhibit that allows people to experience what REAL. LIFE. is like for children affected by disaster, conflict and poverty.
Visitors to the exhibit describe the experience: “Eye-opening.” “I will never be the same.” “Inspiring.” “I must do something.” “I can make a difference.” Read more comments »
Tigard Exhibit visitors step into eight places where the volunteers of Medical Teams International serve with our local in-country partners:
A medical triage clinic at the New Orleans Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina.
A room with a 25-foot tsunami wave, along with stories and drawings made by children who survived the tsunami.
A Ugandan camp for people displaced by a terrorist group that abducts children and forces them into their “army.”
A Haitian earthquake site and a tent camp where homeless Haitians are living.
A Mozambiquan village compound where HIV and AIDS has ravaged the community.
A Mexico garbage dump, where people live and scavenge for their livelihood.
A Guatemalan community where children die from easily preventable illnesses.
Portland REAL. LIFE. Exhibit visitors experience not only the real need but also the REAL. HOPE. that Medical Teams International provides. They see the “before” and “after” scenes of places that have been transformed by the volunteers of Medical Teams International.
“Walking through the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit touched me more than any textbook or movie would. I took in more than expected and left with more than I could imagine. I felt that I had to do something. I think that the exhibit should be somewhere that everyone goes to.”
Westview High School student
I’m only one person, but I can make a difference.