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Saving Kids through Creativity aims to take children off the streets and into schools. By using art as an interface for their creativity, SK plans to sell the products created by the children to the general public. As a non-profit organization, our responsibility remains merely to provide the children with the opportunities and resources to be able to make and market their creations.
Our project utilizes the “Big brother” concept where-in one full-time volunteer trains 10 kids and each kid trains 5 others, creating an effective network of 50 kids. As the network expands, we are able to touch the lives of more kids. Eventually, we hope to continue sending the children to schools while helping them become self-sufficient and earn their own living in an environment of learning and fun.
Over time, as the organization becomes self-sufficient and continues to grow, we plan to move out and expand to different cities nationally and internationally and cause a global change. We hope to give kids around the world an opportunity to realize their potential and be able to transform their dreams into reality.
Why arts and children?
Art is limitless. It is a form of expression, stronger than any other. It is used as an outlet for exploration, frustration, euphoria, among many others. Creating art helps children discover the unexpected possibilities of their creativity. It enables us to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of doing. We focus on children because our future depends on them, and they represent us as a society.
- 134 million children between the ages of 7 to 18 have never been to school.
- For every year of education, wages increase by a worldwide average of 10 percent.
- 171 million children work in hazardous conditions