Scholarship for a successful painter

03 August 2012
Andrei Cojocari’s story seems to be taken from movies. When he was only 1 year old, his father abandoned the family and the child remained in the care of his mother, suffering from cancer. There long years of poverty followed, which he was able to survive through due to his dedication and talent in painting.
Scholarship for a successful painter
Andrei Cojocari’s story seems to be taken from movies. When he was only 1 year old, his father abandoned the family and the child remained in the care of his mother, suffering from cancer. There long years of poverty followed, which he was able to survive through due to his dedication and talent in painting. Andrei Cojocari is 17 years old now, an age when the whole world has already been impressed by the courage and his works. He received dozens of awards at international competitions. Recently, the Edelweiss Foundation offered him a scholarship in the framework of “Your success is the success of Moldova” campaign.

A lot of things can be said about Adrian Cojocari. His fell in love with painting when he fist took a pencil in his hands. He drew everything he saw around, and the images didn’t go unnoticed, his mother confessed. Even the court yard of the building they lived in was all painted by him, by the little Picasso from Tiraspol. It all happened when he was just 5 years old.

But happiness was always overshadowed by the sad history that he had in the back: mother’s illness and poverty. Tamara Cojocari treatment lasted 10 years and requested awful expenses. Drugs were added to the cost of rent, brushes and oils for Andrei. Meanwhile, Andrei was head of the family and supported his mother in fighting the disease. Finally, they defeated cancer. And it seemed that things return to normal, fate has made another strike. Because of chemotherapy, Tamara Cojocari could not walk on her own feet. Now they live on the disability allowance offered to Adrian’s mother- around 1200 lei.

Andrei has always believed in his lucky star, and when he was facing the toughest times of his life he refugees among brushes and colors. He followed his passion in art school where he learned that talent must be cultivated. His paintings have impressed the whole world. He ended up a winner and was awarded in many contests in the country and abroad. Next year, he will pass the baccalaureate and plans to attend a college that would allow him to pursue his passion for painting. Edelweiss is next to him.