Jean-Babtiste Degbeni is a young artist who I have been mentoring in Africa. JB lives in a village called Lobogo in southern Benin and has become remarkably good at portraying life in his village. For several years he's been sending photos of his work,asking for comment and encouragement which has been great fun to give. He has recently won a scholarship to a prestigious design school in South Africa but the cost of getting there and supporting himself for the year,is daunting. Living there will be expensive. I am hoping to help him with proceeds from my book, travels with my art.