Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
We got very excited when two kids in our program who also happen to be in the same class, said: "Madam,we scored the highest in class today, and we told our teacher it is because we come to the centre to learn art skills, Our Teacher then told all our classmates to come and register to also come here''.
We also share Daniel Oblitey's example. Daniel had never had any art experience until he joined the Devio Arts Centre. After two months in the program, he had an idea to provide a community art club where he and other young people can practice art skills and have fun with computer games.
This example highlights the ripple effect the Devio Arts Centre has on children. Daniel was inspired, which fostered the empowerment of his peers.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Devio Arts Centre began formal operations in January 2014, even though our community workshops began in 2013.Within our first and second quarter, we have engaged an average of 3,625 children in our various fun and arts programs.We have established flourishing partnerships to enhance our approaches, scaled up to two additional communities in the Region,and Trained two public school Teachers from some partner Schools. We have collaborated with Yvette Dickson, a Standford University Graduate in some film-making and documentary workshop(Make another Look Project) to encourage free play among the kids. We organized the annual Children's art festival in August, engaging over 3000 children from around the country in arts and crafts, free style fun activities,digital illustrations and games from the Google Team, which uniquely inspired their Imaginations and enriched their Skills.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Our aim is to establish a Children's Museum and develop our Children's Art Festival. However, we recognize the great need for larger systemic change in the Ghanaian curriculum, whereby arts education is appreciated and fostered. We are actively lobbying the Government for the necessary educational reform,so we can even train more teachers to implement our approach.Outside of our borders, we aim to spread our impact to five African countries (we have already established contact in Uganda). Finally,with the development of digital games and collaborations, our impact will reach the global scale.