This is the Artbound story in Kenya. After raising $150,000, the team traveled to the Maasai Mara region in February 2011 to help fund an all girls high school and fully build an arts school that will teach various arts forms. The skills learned from the arts program will not only enrich the girl’s personal development, but also help them generate sustainable sources of income.
Photography by Ron Murphy and Zark Farah. Directed by Jason Dehni and Amanda Alvaro.
Artbound is a nonprofit volunteer initiative that harnesses the power of the arts in support of Free The Children. We partner with artists and those passionate about the arts to raise needed funds to build sustainable infrastructure in developing countries that help underprivileged children to live better lives and break the cycle of poverty.
The primary focus is to build schools that enrich children with a full education, including art schools and programming, empower them through leadership and development of skills that help them improve their living conditions and generate sustainable income, and engage a global community in volunteer, school building and mentorship.
In addition to building schools, Artbound also supports Free The Children’s Adopt a Village model that provides clean water, medical care facilities and alternative income programs – all working in unison to allow children to learn and develop in a healthy and safe environment.
Artbound traveled to Kenya to assist in the building of the first arts school in the country. The pavilion will be a centre for singing, painting, dance and theatre. It has been fully integrated into the Kisaruni School for Girls that FTC built.
Still, many more children in developing
countries are left behind…
And so our effort continues. Artbound is currently in the second phase of a 2-year capital campaign in support of Free The Children. This will reinforce what we started in Kenya, and build a new and fully sustainable infrastructure in Rajasthan, India.