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Why Art?

Art for Social Change

Art stands as a powerful and transformative approach, working to effect mindset shifts and heighten awareness about various issues. Art is not mere aesthetics or entertainment; it holds a transformative power that transcends its physical form. It influences our perspectives, evokes emotions, and stimulates intellectual discourse. Art can be a catalyst for mindset shifts, challenging our preconceived notions and fostering a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Artists utilize various mediums, from paint and canvas to music and film, to express their unique perspectives and experiences. Through their creations, they communicate messages, emotions, and ideas that have the potential to resonate with audiences and spark meaningful conversations. Art is a vehicle for social commentary, reflecting the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of our society. It can raise awareness about important issues, inspire empathy, and promote understanding between different cultures and communities.
Furthermore, art has therapeutic qualities that can contribute to personal growth and healing. Engaging with art, whether as a creator or an observer, can provide a space for self-expression, self-discovery, and emotional release. Art can help us process traumatic experiences, find solace in difficult times, and connect with our inner selves.
The transformative power of art extends beyond the individual level. It can also influence societal attitudes and behaviors. Throughout history, art has been an agent of change, driving social movements, and shaping cultural values. Art can challenge oppressive structures, promote inclusivity, and advocate for justice. It has the ability to unite people from diverse backgrounds, foster a sense of belonging, and create a more harmonious world.

Our Interventions

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Empowerment
Through art based skilling and education, children and young people from marginalized communities are acquiring artistic skills in responding to the challenges they face.
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Rehabilitation
Victims of the social injustices are accessing art based wellness talk platforms to recover psychologically, mentally, and health-wise by interacting with fellows and experts to regain their paths of development. 
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Advocacy
By creating art based messages in visual and audio forms, messages pertaining community community injustices are illuminated to invoke mindset and behavioral change among communities to ensure total transformation,
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Social Cohesion
Art is facilitating dialogue to challenge the indifferences among members of the communities - the perpetuators and victims to foster reformation in mindset and perspectives to influence a just community where every one is treated as equals without any discrimination. 
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Our Mission

To harness the power of art to drive meaningful social impact and catalyze positive change within communities.

Our Vision

To foster a world where communities are empowered by the transformative potential of art, leading to harmony, justice, and sustainability.

Our Core Values

Creativity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Integrity

Our Approach

Usanii Village Africa takes an intentional and sustainable approach. Using art as a catalyst, we aim to foster mindset and behavioral changeā€”a pivotal endeavor in influencing and mitigating injustices within the community.

Programme Alumni

Victor Mwendwa

Kenya

Victor Mwendwa, Kenya

"African Mosaic" captivates viewers with its intricate design made from ordinary bottle tops inspired by African flags. The artist uses grouting and special tools to create the mosaic, suitable for various settings, and sparking conversations.

Namata Bridget Briana

Uganda

Namata Bridget Briana, Uganda

My original poetic composition creatively conveys the idea of transforming waste into a valuable resource rather than carelessly discarding it through littering. This poem can be shared and utilized effectively across various media platforms and educational institutions.

Naluyima Shamim

Uganda

Naluyima Shamim, Uganda

My art installation showcases the power of recycling through single mothers' creation of durable school bags and stylish waist bags from recycled plastic. It aims to raise awareness about recycling and sustainability and embodies the organization's commitment to the environment, women's empowerment, and the circular economy.

Gisele Mujawamariya

Rwanda

Gisele Mujawamariya, Rwanda

In my community, the lack of menstrual sanitary management has been an ongoing problem. Disposable sanitary products, which are the only option available in the market, contribute to a significant amount of waste, causing harm to the environment.

Kyamanywa Reagan Ronald

Uganda

Kyamanywa Reagan Ronald, Uganda

The initiative aims to transform plastics into environmentally friendly tiles and other useful products. The process involves utilizing various machinery, such as shredders, pelletizers, mixers, extruders, molders, and washers.

Apio Emily Trisa

Uganda

Apio Emily Trisa, Uganda

We transform plastic polythene bags into aesthetically pleasing and eco-conscious products that serve a practical purpose.