Creativity for jobs and leadership
Strengthening creativity must be a priority of education.
Creativity of all people is fully realised for the advancement of society.
To enable young people's success and self-sustainability.
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, Mauritius, Nigeria, and South Africa; its exhibitions were viewed by more than 550,000 people in Kenya, the UK and USA.
MASK FORMER STUDENTS SAY
MASK has enjoyed a critical acclaim in the national and specialist press in Africa and beyond.
Traveling to Kenya in 2006 to paint, a London-based artist Alla Tkachuk volunteered art workshops in local schools and discovered that the aspects of education that encourage creativity were severely limited. This led Alla to establish MASK 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.