We are raising funds to provide vulnerable children and young people with FREE workshops and skills to support their education in the arts and media. To be able to offer healthy lunches, drinks every day during the long summer as well as giving fun creative activities to support good mental health.
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1149607)
An inspiring project that brings community together and creates sense of belonging. An amazing opportunity for local children to create art they can be proud of. A magical summer in these workshops at the art foundation where everyone comes together no matter the age or background.
‘The best fun ever, I didn’t know that I actually love doing art so much. I was feeling very proud when residents and friends came to have a look at my work in the art exhibition in the summerI didn't want this project to end because it brings lots of different children together, I made new friends
Using the medium of graffiti as an art form, learning techniques and the creativity of sketching out designs, being with other young people I have not met before has really inspired me. The summer last year was a huge relief for me as I had nowhere else to go and Debbi looked after me.
More than ever children and young people living in disadvantaged areas are facing tough circumstances living in low-income families, being in lockdown for so long has taken a huge toll on their education, their mental health by being cramped in small flats, many families having to use all rooms as bedrooms as their homes are overcrowded. With limited access to resources needed for homeschooling, have fallen behind in education resulting in low self-esteem and anxiety with no access to the arts.
Hope gives us something even more enduring: the motivation to keep going. We begin to look beyond the immediate crisis, hope is the one commodity our future generation must harness. To provide free highly skilled workshops in arts and media which will be open every day of the summer holidays, ensure children and young people are not neglected and subjected to crime, violence and hunger. Creativity will build confidence, good mental health. Provide healthy lunches, drinks for physical wellbeing.
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