Creativity for jobs and leadership
The world where creativity is understood, valued, learned and practised
To strengthen creativity of young people for enable their cultural, social and economic sustainability
Young people aged 3 to 25 years old, both school and non-school goers, who live in rural or urban communities, and who may be disadvantaged, disabled, or victims of conflict and violence.
Since 2006, working in more than 20 schools in Kenya, MASK's Creativity Clubs directly and indirectly benefed thousants young people. 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 2006, 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 education was limited. Her belief that art education in school is essential to young people's creativity led her to establishing MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya). "The MASK's purpose is to improve young people’s lives" says Alla.
"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 without whom the MASK's work would not be possible
To succeed, young people need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative.
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