Originally from Belgium, Laurence Vandenborre is the Founder and Managing Director of The Red Pencil, an international arts therapy humanitarian foundation whose mission is to bring the benefits of arts therapy to children, adults and families on their pathway to well-being, with a particular attention to those facing overwhelming life circumstances, such as natural disasters, conflict zones, long-term hospitalisations, human trafficking and abuses.
Laurence is a registered arts therapist, with a background in professional counselling and life coaching. She served as a Board Director of Very Special Arts, Singapore, and is a member of The Art Therapy Association of Singapore and The Australian and New Zealand Art Therapy Association. Laurence holds a Master of Arts in Germanic Philology from the University of Louvain la Neuve in Belgium and a Master Degree in Art Therapy from Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore.
We were very fortunate to get the opportunity to speak to such an inspiring woman and learn about the great work that her charity is doing around the globe. Read our interview below.