One Opportunity Can Make All The Difference
In the aftermath of war, peoples’ emotional and social needs are often neglected. Young people suffer the most in these environments from a lack of opportunities for education and engagement.
Together we can change that.
Louange challenged gender stereotypes
Serge found a community
Hatti gained the confidence to shine
The youth we work with are empowered to make positive change for themselves and others through art.
Ndio, Tunaweza / Yes, We are able
Ndio, Tunaweza is a short documentary about our recently completed project, Tunaweza Portraits. During this project girls in Goma, DR Congo used the power of art to challenge the negative gender stereotypes that contribute to sexual violence in their community.
This powerful and inspiring piece portrays the impact of this project on the girls and their community.
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My name is Ziru. I am an intern with Colors of Connection. I am so proud that this organization invests in the psychological development of youth and particularly adolescent girls.
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There’s still so much more to do, and we need your help!
Here’s how you can get involved:
Why Art? Learn about arts unique power to heal people’s hearts and transform their minds.
Help us awaken capabilities by joining the Artivist Circle, our monthly giving community.
Give $25 and you can pay for food to fuel a teen artivist’s creative energy during a project.
Check out our online shop where we have pieces featuring our Creativity Takes Courage design by Magda Love.
Organize a bake sale, find people to sponsor your run, host an afternoon tea, or create a personalized fundraiser on Facebook.
Instead of asking for a birthday gift, ask that your family and friends give a donation in your honor.