Creativity for jobs and leadership

Welcome to MASK


MASK strengthens creativity and innovation of young people

to improve their employability, entrepreneurial skills and leadership



Creativity and innovation are the skills of the 21st century that enable poeple to efe. Being the sources of change, creativity and innovation drive economies' growth and prosperity and enable people's success and fulfilment.


Creativity, creative problem-solving, is the ability to generate new outside-box solutions. Innovation - is bringing those solutions to practice. There is no innovation without creativity. Creativity can be taught and learned. What are creativity and innovation? Read more


MASK is a UK education charity that pioneering education for creativity in East Africa in 2007. MASK develops and implements effective creativity-training practices, and champions the Right to Creativity for all.


Creativity Clubs




Learn about MASK Creativity Clubs and how you can organise a Creativity Club

in your school.



MASK Creativity Clubs

MASK Prize



MASK runs the MASK Prize creativity competiton with prizes for schools and young people living in Africa.



The MASK Prize





Larn about creativity and innovation in MASK publications.





MASK Publications

MASK progrmames are acclaimed by:


Harvard Univerisy's Global Education Innovation Initiative


Results for Development's Center for Education Innovations


MASK is affiliated to UNESCO InSEA. InSEA's link to MASK Publications


Find out how creative you are


Creativity is what separates those who are prepared for the rapidly changing work and life environment in the 21st century and those who are not.




A nation's success depends on creative people. Leveraging creativity is at the heart of a robust economy.


Creativity is determined by education. How effectively education institutions foster creativity is at the center of the current debate on the relationship between education and economic growth.


In many regions education for creativity remains elusive. According to leading business surveys, school and college students are 'deficient' in creativity. 80% of business leaders have difficulty hiring creative employees.




"MASK developed my habit for innovating. Since I left school, while studying chemistry in college I invented a new drug which my college intends to patent. For my ability to solve problems in a creative way, I am enjoying success in my job. I am greatful to MASK." Hellen, 23.





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