Maboneng Arty Kids
We provide education through the creative arts to children of all ages in a couple of spaces in the Maboneng Precinct in downtown Johannesburg. We use the power of the arts to help students navigate a clear path that is often cluttered with the realities and collateral of extreme poverty, including gang violence, HIV/AIDS, and physical and substance abuse.
Through our arts curriculum and critical messaging component, we ignite imagination and teach children how to map and manifest their dreams and goals, launching the possibility of a different future for themselves and their communities. Art crosses all language and cultural barriers. It is a fun way to learn, as there is no right or wrong in art. This encourages persistence in learning, which in turn helps in developing a child’s grit and self-confidence.
Our programs create permanent change with positive outlooks, community role models and the mindset for our students to design a more certain future for themselves and their communities.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to work closely with children of all ages in a supported and professional classroom environment.