Empower Kids from Challenging Backgrounds through Arts

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Our program #childartist aims at offering arts classes (drama, music, painting...) to children from difficult backgrounds
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Campaign successfully funded on: 22 Sep,2017

This project has been successfully funded with $1,915 (213%)

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Our program #childartist aims at offering arts classes in different disciplines (drama, painting, dance and music) to children from the impoverished neighborhood of Yaacoub El Mansour in Rabat. We believe that art can help this kids from challenging backgrounds acquire useful skills transferable to their daily lives.

Starting next year (fall 2017-spring 2018), our program will also include a street photography component where children will be initiated to this discipline and have the opportunity to expose in a local gallery. 

The intended impact of our project:

Arts and culture are powerful tools that can help children develop life skills. The kids we work with are coming from very challenging backgrounds (migration due to conflict, violence, poverty...) and arts can be part of the solution to their daily challenges. It can help them channel their energy in a healthy way, express their frustrations and develop their talent. Our goal is to instill artistic sensitivity, tolerance and critical thinking but also develop life skills that will help the children we work with in their lives. 

The challenges we have

We currently operate our activities on volunteer basis. With this model, it is challenging to ensure that our volunteering instructors will show up at each of their scheduled classes. Consequently, we need to hire art instructors that will work with the kids on a constant basis to be able to truly achieve our objectives. We also lack equipment for our arts workshops.

The needs

Our overall goal of 9000$ will help us secure funding of our activities for the whole next school year. With this amount, we will be able to:

- Pay the arts instructors and grow the number of arts classes offered to benefit more kids

- Buy equipment (music instruments, art tools and disposal cameras for our newest street photography component)

- Finance the logistics of our cultural field trips (museum visits and theatre...)

- Finance costs related to a show at the end of the year where the children will have the opportunity to perform in front of their families 

Ways you can get involved

Beyond financial contributions that will be really helpful to run our daily operations, we are aware at ACIA that human resources are one of the most important inputs. If you can't contribute financially, you can still help us by recommending art instructors for the kids or active individuals that could get involved with us. You also can help collect used art tools (paint, musical instruments, or even books...). Other than that, your kind words of luck are dearly appreciated! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.acia.ma






Abdelmoumen
14 Sep,2017
$500

Meryem Lebbar
12 Sep,2017
$300

Anonymous
12 Sep,2017
$50

Ali
11 Sep,2017
$500

Anonymous
01 Sep,2017
$100

Anonymous
20 Aug,2017
$20

Anonymous
19 Aug,2017
$5

Randa A Farhat
14 Aug,2017
$50

Rania
13 Aug,2017
$10

Jassim Mohammad
10 Aug,2017
$50

imane benjelloun
10 Aug,2017
$50

Nada et Redouane
10 Aug,2017
$50

Salaheddine Bouanani
10 Aug,2017
$50

Slobodan Milic
10 Aug,2017
$50

Anonymous
09 Aug,2017
$10

Anonymous
09 Aug,2017
$50

Youssef
08 Aug,2017
$20

Anonymous
08 Aug,2017
$50

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I'm Zineb, the founding director of the Arts and Culture Initiative for All. ACIA is a Moroccan NGO that provides arts classes to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the economically challenged neighborhood of Yaacoub El Mansour in Rabat. As a…

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→    BIG THANK YOU!

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From the ACIA community, we would like to extend our gratitude for your contribution! Thanks to you, the children are able to learn art at our center
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→    PERSONALIZED THANK YOU NOTE BY THE KIDS

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You will get a personalized thank you note made by the kids. It will have your name on it and will be a memory of your contribution to our program and the opportunity you gave to the kids to practice art!
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→    ARTWORK MADE BY THE KIDS

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You will get a piece of art made by the kids and especially designed for you. It will be a painting, sculpture or drawing and will be made with love!
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→    VIDEO OF OUR END OF THE YEAR SHOW

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Thanks to your contribution, the kids will not only have the opportunity to learn an artistic skill all yearlong, but they will also perform at the end of the year at a show, and you will get the whole video to witness their progress!
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→    ILLUSTRATED REPORT OF OUR ACTIVITIES

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Each quarterly, you will receive an illustrated report of our activities at the center. It will feature stories about the kids backgrounds, their progress at art and the impact your contribution made in their lives!
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