Creativity for jobs and leadership
Strengthening creativity must be a priority of education.
Creativity of all people is fully realised for the advancement of humanity.
To enable long-term socio-economic growth, success and sustainability of young people in Africa.
MASK Creativity Clubs has trained up to 2,500 pupils and up to 60 teachers in more than 25 schools in Kenya. The MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 participants in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa; its exhibitions were viewed by more than 550,000 people in Kenya, UK and USA.
MASK FORMER STUDENTS SAY
MASK has enjoyed a critical acclaim in the national and specialist press in Africa and beyond.
In 2006 London based artist Alla Tkachuk went to Kenya to paint. Working in rural communities, she began giving art workshops and discovered that art and creativity education was virtually non-existent in schools. Her conviction that art practices are essential to creativity-learning, and that creativity is the driver of progress and prosperity led her to establishing the MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya) in 2007.
"MASK has started something which others are now beginning
to recognise as an essential part of human growth and development."
MASK Trustee Dr Lyndsay Bird
Dr Lyndsay Bird Chair of the Trustees
Charles Dance OBE
Alla Tkachuk MSc FRSA
Thank you to MASK supporters and donors
To succeed, young people need to be creative - inventive, resourceful and imaginative.