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MASK: Strengthen creativity for a better future



MASK strengthens creativity and innovation of young people to improve their learning, employability, entrepreneurial skill and leadership.

 

In 21 century technology advances at a rate equivalent of the millennia of change compressed within a single lifespan, bringing opportunities as well as challenges. In this world young people need to have strong creativity, the source of intellectual capacity and positive personality and work ethics. Neglected creativity is the source of higher unemployment, lower productivity and greater poverty. 


Creativity today is success tomorrow


   

 

Learn about

creativity

in our press articles

and books

 

Celebrate creativity


if you are under 25

and live in Africa,

enter international MASK Prize

Creativity Platform with prizes 

 

Learn and teach creativity

in our clubs and

teacher-training

Share creativity


at our new

Museum of

Contemporary

African Art

for Youth

Creativity is what separates those who are prepared for the work and life

in  21 century and those who are not

Artwork by MASK Prize participant Nicole Riziki, 19, Kenya

"MASK made an  entrepreneur and a leader.  My village elders invite me to their meetings  and ask for "good ideas" that can improve our community. I feel  respected. I make difference. I love this creativity!  But before MASK came I did not know I was creative!" Joel, 20, Kenya

MASK former students say:


"MASK developed my habit of innovating. While studying chemistry in college I invented a new drug which my college intends to patent.  I now work for a leading global company that had chosen me for  my "creative attitude".  MASK empowered me beyond my dreams."   Hellen, 27, Kenya

Artwork by MASK Prize participant Eddy Ochieng, 23, Kenya

About MASK

Vision 


The world where people fully realise their creative potential for the advancement of individuals and society

Beneficiaries


Children and young people  living in Africa


Teachers and education authorities in Africa


Local communities and society at large

History



MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya) was founded in 2007 by artist Alla Tkachuk. While painting in Kenya she volunteered art workshops in schools there and discovered that art practices that engender creativity were limited.


Mission 


To champion education for creativity and develop effective creativity-learning resources

Activities


Training young people and teachers


Developing learning and teaching materials


Engaging in policy dialogue through MASK exhibitions, conferences, and publications

Aim


To enable young people to achieve success and economic self -sustainability

Programmes



Creativity Clubs


Creativity for Entrepreneurship and Leadership Clubs (CEL)


MASK Prize Creativity Platform


Training Teachers


Publications


MOCAAY

MASK work has been acknowledged by



Harvard University's Global Education Innovation Initiatives


Results for Development Institute's Center for Education Innovations


UNESCO InSEA (International Society for Education Through Art)

MASK Team



Patrons

The Pioneer of modern African art artist Ibrahim El-Salahi

Kenyan leading journalist and broadcaster Jeff Koinange

Sotherby's Director and Head of Modern & Contemporary African Art Hannah O'Leary


Trustees

Dr Lyndsay Bird, Chair of the Trustees

Tim Dann

Professor David Dilks

Professor John Gruzelier

Charles Dance OBE


Secretary

Alla Tkachuk BSc MSc FRSA


Curiculum Advisor

Dr  Nicholas Addison, Visiting Fellow at UCL Institute of Education, University of London


Curators

Raymond Mulinge and Watson Kanui


Volunteers

MASK Creativity Ambassadors

MASK Prize Judges Panel members

Exhibition venues staff

Artists and teachers


Donors and supporters

"MASK has started something which is now recognised as an essential part of human growth and development." Trustee Lyndsay Bird


“MASK's work is ground-breaking and important to the young Africans going forward.” Trustee Tim Dann

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MASK is a UK registered charity No 1128734



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