About

About MASK

 

VISION

The world where creativity is widely understood, learned and practised.

 

 

MISSION

To strengthen creativity in young people, and to champion creativity for socio-economic change.

 

 

BELIEF

Creativity is essential for transformation of lives of individuals and societies.

 

 

AIM

To contribute to young people's economic stabiltiy.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

  • Practical activities of running programmes building human capacity of students and teachers
  • Developing creativity pedagogical framework through publications, manuals , and toolkits
  • Advocacy and networking activities that champion creativity among opinion and policy-makers

 

 

 

BENEFICIARIES

 

We work with young people aged 3-25 years of age, school and non-school goers, living in rural communities, disadvantaged, disabled, and victims of conflict and violence. Since 2006, MASK has worked in more than 20 schools in the Rift Valley area in Kenya, directly benefiting hundrends young people. The MASK Prize has attracted more than 4,500 participants in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa; more than 450,000 people viewed the MASK Prize exhibitions in the UK, USA ad Kenya.

 

Read our success stories.

 

 

PROGRAMMES

 

 

 

 

PEDAGOGY

 

MASK Creativity Pedagogy Framework

 

 

 

POLICIES

 

Policies

 

 

 

PRESS

 

MASK has enjoyed a critical acclaim in the national and specialist press

 

 

HISTORY

 

In 2006, London based artist, Alla Tkachuk, went to paint in Kenya. Traveling in rural communities, she began giving art workshops in schools and find out that art activities were limited. He passionate belief that art is key to one's creativity and, therefore, to development and success, she established MASK in 2009. "The purpose was, and still is, to develop young people's creativity in order to improve their lives", says Alla. Initially known as the Mobile Art School in Kenya (MASK), and then the MASK School for Creativity and Innovation, it is now simply - MASK. MASK is a UK registered charity No 1128734.

"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

OUR TEAM

 

PATRON

 

World-renowned artist Ibrahim El-Salahi

 

 

TRUSTEES

 

 

 

DIRECTOR

 

Alla Tkachuk MSc FRSA

 

 

ADVISORS

 

  • Dr Chege Githiora, the Chairman of the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
  • Dr Nicholas Addison, Visiting Fellow at UCL Institute of Education, University of London, and author of Understanding Art Education (2010), Art Critics and Art Historians in Schools (2003), En-Quire: Critical Minds (2006), co-editor of Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School (2007) and Debates in Art and Design Education (2012), UK.
  • Mark Call
  • Thairu Ndungu

 

 

SUPPORTERS

 

Special THANK YOU to our supporters and donors!

To succeed, young people need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative.

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MASK is a UK registered charity in No 1128734