children in the Slum are very skilled in art works but are limited to what they can do. They can do much more if he is empowered as little as this material is, this forms a baseline to take children off the street along with their friends whom will be drawn away from crime and illicit activities if only we engage this underserved communities with a fun activities to take them off the street, then we have used one stone to kill two birds 1. create jobs 2. reduced crime
It has been observed that a major percentage of children from the slum are less-educated, have low self-esteem and a distorted mindset. The metrics by which our country is traced to being the poverty capital of the world can be traced to slums because in reality some of them lives on far less than a $1 a day. We believe you can help us do something about it. 52% of crimes committed in Lagos, which significantly amount to over 46,000 cases last year were traced back to slum dwellers.
We will be reaching out to the slum child using art as a tool for social improvement and empowerment. Slum art has always aimed to find middle ground by ensuring that while seeking the benefits that art offers to community development, development of art itself is not neglected. This year, we will be empowering the underserved with the right art skills, with the slum Art "pet bottle" art school were children can learn and earn while having fun, we will be training 50 children for 6 month
a total of 50 children will have undergone life transformation with guidance and support into adulthood via art and mentorship 400 creative artworks which include painting, mosaic, drawings, watercolor painting, will be created by these children in a month and all artwork will be framed and exhibited. -More talents are unleashed for the world's benefit -More children direct their energy in a positive direction -Community development -Young children developed to become role models for others.