Our programs engage individuals, relationships, local organizations and society through arts-based activities that lead to positive change on multiple levels for individuals and communities.
Social cohesion to overcome deep divides in society
“Before [the project] I was afraid of the other ethnicities, to be together with them. But attending the class changed me, now I understand them and can work together with them. And they understand me better too.”
—Issa, age 17 Goudoubo Project Participant
Amplifying a community’s voice and needs
“Other images in Goma stigmatize and victimize women. But, the images that you have created with this project have given value to women. These images show another side of women and women’s issues.”
Nurturing hope and promoting self-determination
“This project was an example for all the partner (organizations) and for the community because it has shown that with will power anything is possible.”
—Muphtah Ag Mohamed, Community Leader
Colors of Connection is doing important work with adolescent girls and young women in conflict-affected communities, such as in the DRC, by providing safe spaces and supportive environments in which young women can build self-confidence and leadership skills, as well as expand peer networks by developing their own artistic skills, and collaborating with other young women on a community-based art project of their own making and design.
– Elizabeth Graybill, International Rescue Committee – DR Congo
Our value added
As an organization that works specifically in low-income conflict-affected countries, we aim to play our role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda.