Creativity for jobs and leadership
Creativity is essential for transformation of lives of individuals and societies.
The world where creativity is widely understood, learned and practised.
To champion creativity for socio-economic change, and the MASK's termed Right to Creativity for all.
To strengthen creativity of young people for empower them for socio-economic sustainability.
We work with young people from 3 to 25 years old, school and non-school goers, living in rural communities, disadvantaged, disabled, and victims of conflict and violence.
Since 2007, working in more than 20 schools in Kenya, MASK directly and indirectly benefed thouzants young people. ONe of its progrmame The MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 participants in East and South Africa. Its exhibitions have been seen by more than 450,000 people in Kenya and beyond.
MASK has enjoyed a critical acclaim in the national and specialist press in Africa and beyond.
In 2007, London based artist Alla Tkachuk went to paint in Kenya. Working in rural communities, she began giving art workshops to children in schools, and discovered that the 'art for creativity' education was very limited. Her belief that art is essential to child’s development led her to establishing MASK in 2009. "The purpose is to improve young people’s lives", says Alla. Initially known as the Mobile Art School in Kenya, the organisation is now known as MASK.
"MASK has started something which others are now beginning to recognise as an essential part of human growth and development."
Dr Lyndsay Bird, MASK Chair of Trustees
Dr Lyndsay Bird Chair of the Trustees
Charles Dance OBE
Alla Tkachuk MSc FRSA
Special THANK YOU to our supporters and donors!
To succeed, young people need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative.
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