Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Helping underpriviledged kids through Art

In continuation on the topic of Kilakala Primary School, we came up with some activities to assist the school. EXIM bank took a call to adopt the school and assist it as a long-term project. The needs of the school are plentiful and it will take time to get everything running in good order at the school. The good news is, the work towards improving this school has already begun.

On the 13th of august the bank gave 100 desks to the school and is in the process of purchasing more desks to give to the school.

One of the ideas we came up with, in order to assist the school was to do a one-week Art project of teaching the kids how to draw and paint. After this project, the kids’ paintings would be auctioned at a high-end masquerade dinner to be held in celebration of EXIM Banks 15th anniversary. Through the assistance of Shama Jaffer, a professional art teacher for children the kids not only acquired useful art skills through this project, but also their paintings raised TSH7.1 million at the masquerade towards their school.  Overall, it was a success.

A fun filled family Day fair was held by EXIM Bank and all ticket proceeds went towards the development of the school.

Here I am with the ladies from EXIM Bank at the Masquerade dinner

One of the kids paintings being auctioned at the Masquerade dinner