How Art Of A Child Is Addressing Low Literacy Levels In Uganda
Art of The Child mobile library/school which goes around in 5 slums to provide basic literacy, arts and numeracy skills to children who are out of school.
Susan Tusabe lives in Uganda, a country with friendly people, favorable weather and fertile soils.
She founded Art of the Child to unlock the potential, of children and youth through arts education, modern literacy skills and heritage education.
A study done by Art of A Child shows that art programs motivate children to learn and assists in improving performance in core academic subjects. For some children, art provide the force to stay in school until graduation and, for others, the inspiration to pursue college education.
Art of A Child aims to empower the youth along with community women through literacy skills, mentorship sessions and hands on skills like making of books, crafts making , baking, tailoring, recycling bottle tops and making reusable sanitary pads
“We are addressing the challenges of low literacy levels among children and youth, a lack of a reading culture and researching skills among youth, lack of digital literacy skills, lack of hands on skills, over dependency on the family/ hereditary wealth and low levels of civic engagement by the youth