in secondary schools



Economies need creative young people who can identify and innovatively solve problems to drive growth and competitiveness; academic qualifications are no longer enough. There are 6 million unemployed young people aged 18-25 in Kenya alone . 'Only five hours of creativity training increases employability of young people five times' (Dr Edward De Bono) .






Informal - after school and outside school curriculum - weekly 1,5-hour workshops for 20-25 school students .



CEL aims to:


  • Help young people to be more employable after they leave school
  • Help them to be better leaders, and understand that effective leaders are always creative
  • Inspire young people see entrepreneurship as a possible career option for achieving economic sustainability
  • Teach them a clear and practical framework for applying creativity in daily life.



Students learn:


  • Positive beliefs about creativity
  • Creativity Skills
  • Creative Character
  • 'CEL 5-Step Approach' of applying creativity in daily life





  • Experimenting through art and oblect-making with various techniques and materials
  • Creativity exercises, such as 'connecting the unconnected', 'reversing assumptions', and other
  • Applying CEL 5-Step Approach in solving real-life daily problems
  • Creativity assessments and self-assessments




CEL 5-Step process:


  • Identifying a problem: problem-statement
  • Generating solutions: idea-generating approaches
  • Evaluating solutions against a set of criteria. Skill of desision-making
  • Communicating solutions: visual communication
  • Implementing solutions: developing partnerships
  • Applying the CEL 5-Step framework at each of the step if necessary.



CEL students also learn:


  • Visual and vision thinking, visual communication
  • Decision-making principles
  • Overcoming resistance to change principles
  • 'Innovation culture' and its benchmarks
  • Principles of motivating creative people
  • Being creative in teams



Learning takes place in the MASK's 'Creativity Learning Environment'.



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