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Art For A Cause: Primary School Kids Embrace Art as Socially Africa Visit & Beautify Schools

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The second edition of ‘Art for a cause’ took place at St. Paul and St. Peter’s Primary School, Ebutte Metta on October 6, 2016.

The initiative, a brain child of Socially Africa is a community development project set up to inspire and educate the younger generations using Art as a medium.

 Volunteers, supporters, graffiti designers and art enthusiasts who came together to bare their hands on the cause include Osa7, UfoSouth, Tunde Alara and CFunk

The children were involved in the process of beautifying their schools in a move that was not only for its artistic appeal but also for knowledge, showing one of the means that children can get to learn even outside the classroom. The excitement of the children was very visible as they participated in different educational games, nursery rhymes and palm inscribed painting on their school wall.

The organizers, Socially Africa also gave out educational gift packs that contained art inspired items such as coloured pencils and crayons. Individuals from different walks of life came to support this cause including foremost blogger Olorisupergal, Public Relations Consultant Nike Fagbule, Photographer Shola Animashaun and creative minds Adaora Mbelu Dania and Akinlabi Akinbulumo.

The children could not contain their joy as they showed much excitement through the paintings and the opportunity to learn more while giving them the access to another means of knowledge acquisition which they are not used to.

Art for a cause seeks to create more awareness on the need to have Art as a communication tool among children and the initiative calls for donors and volunteers.

BellaNaija, Guardian, Zebra Stripes Networks, Pop Central, Olorisupergal and Farabale supported the second Edition of Art For a Cause. Others include PlanenTekad, Kuma, Green Rescue and Tri Standard Paints.

See photos from the event:

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6 Comments

  1. Naijatalk

    October 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Good initiative BUT the children painted on the wall do not look like the children attending this school. Fundamental problem

    • looters

      October 13, 2016 at 8:03 am

      ooh I didn’t even notice that. Good thinking

  2. Ndidi

    October 14, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Learning art is not the same thing as graffiti on the walls.
    Good idea to teach them, but bad idea to use graffiti.
    Graffiti is tacky and generally runs down the neighbourhood. Communities spend a lot of money abroad just to clean up the ‘wall art’ done by rampant kids on the loose with a can of spray paint.
    This is most definitely not a trend we should be encouraging in Nigeria.
    Buy easels and stands, invest in drawing books, elastin (for moulding) and really teach them how to engage in good art.

    • Just Saying

      October 15, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      This is not necessarily true. Graffiti is a powerful medium, and is not restricted to walls. While it is true that it’s origin in primarily in Wall art, it has evolved over the years, and many graffiti artists now paint on canvas, boards, etc. It’s about the Art. Nothing about this initiative shows that it’s teaching the kids vandalism, but as usual some people will always look for the negative in even the most positive things.

  3. EbonyFre

    October 14, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Haha <3
    https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IMG_6072-600×400.jpg

    Future journalist
    https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IMG_6109-600×400.jpg

    Yay! BN listens. This would have been a Sponsored Content, but it wasn't. Whoop.
    But then you need to check some of these organizations too. They may be doing charitable things, but might have a primary goal of making money. Not referring to this particular one, but yh…

  4. tunmi

    October 15, 2016 at 2:46 am

    The spunk and expressions on these kids faces is just amazing. The photographer did well in getting them to relax

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