MASK supporters and I are doing a SPONSORED walk on 1 September. The challenge is to complete the 15 mile Great WALK of Art that is between central London art galleries (Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Art, Cork Street, National Gallery, Portrait Gallery, British Museum, Royal Opera House, Courtauld Collection, Hayward Gallery, and Tate Modern) and to find a work of art in each that has been influenced by East Africa.
MASK. There are no areas of everyday life, science or business where a nation’s development is not dependent on the creative skills of its people. Yet, creative education is almost absent in schools in East Africa. As a result, the creative resource of almost 100 million of young people may remain unutilised. According to research, creativity, if not fostered, can diminish from 98% when a child is 5 to 2% by the age of 25! MASK has been providing children with creative education in 20 schools in Kenya. Since it started in 2006, the programme has benefited more than 25,000 young people. Read more on its website, www.mobileartschoolinkenya.org