WHO WE ARE
We are a youth-led NGO based in Kampala, Uganda. We offer mentorship to young people (6-19 years) to help them become more creative, confident, contented, critical thinkers and conscientious as well as transform their creativity into fashionable products.
It is of a world where young people are inspired to do what inspires them.
To use mentorship through the creative arts to offer guidance and support to young people in Uganda, creating safe spaces in which they can develop the skills and receive the support they need to flourish.
OUR CORE VALUES
Teamwork, Integrity, Passion, creativity, and innovation
We have reached 3320 young people, organized 2 mentorship dialogues and 1 art exhibition, and also reached over 700,000 people online. In 2018, our team leader was nominated for The Africa Youth Leader Of The Year, accepted for the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) and in 2017, he was nominated for the Young Achievers awards. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING
WORDS TO DEEDS
Kato K.O, 11 years old. His dream is to become a hip-hop dancer and trainer. In 2016, he joined our mentorship pool, that’s when we discovered his passion for dance. We then connected him to a professional dance instructor (Abrams Tekya), plus Reneus Bbosa, an award-winning dancer from Uganda.
In 2018, he appeared on Deutsche Welle T.V from Germany on a documentary called #77 Percent. Kato has also been supported to perform at big dancer competitions such as the Break Fast Jam 2018 and also won the Hip-Hop for Society kids dance battle 2018.
Juliana W,11 years old. Her dream is to become a famous female footballer and runway model. Being a young refugee girl from South Sudan, her dream had somehow shattered because of the political instabilities back in her home country. But when she joined our mentorship pool, she has recollected herself and now she is focusing on her future. We have connected her to a football academy and also supported her to exhibit at three different art exhibitions.
She has then been profiled by the World Bank, Uganda, appeared in five major newspapers in Uganda and also appeared on Pearl F.M for a live talk show. She is now a general duties prefect at her school.
Kizza A, 17 years (in a yellow), She is a student at Masanafu high school doing arts. She is passionate about leadership. In 2018, she was selected among the 120 young leaders from 18 African countries that convened in Kampala, on December 6-8, 2018 for the third edition of the Young Leaders Forum.
The Young Leaders Forum, themed: “Connecting young leaders today”, is an annual forum convened by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa and brings together young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from across Africa to network; connect with entrepreneurs, business owners and other leaders across Africa with a view to leverage their resources and networks to advance their causes.
Four refugee children from South Sudan we mentor alongside our founder, sharing a photo moment with Mr. Tony Thompson, country manager World Bank Uganda and H.E Henk Jan Bakker, ambassador of Netherlands.
This was after their painting won the Viewers Choice Award during the ‘Storytelling Through Art Exhibition’ at Design Hub, Kampala. Additionally, Richard (red) also won the Best Exhibitor during the Unseen me exhibition at the Uganda Museum. Through art, refugee children are helped to flee from violence as well as tap into their skills to secure their education.NGO