We are excited to announce that, thanks to your partnership and support, we have established aÂ Scholarship and Art Teacher Fund in the amount of $4,000 as part of ourÂ growing partnership with Mathare Community Outreach (MCO) in Nairboi, Kenya. We firmly believe there is incredible talent in the Mathare Valley and the purpose ofÂ the Scholarship Fund is to helpÂ artistically talented students get a college education and return to MCO toÂ mentor younger students. The purpose of the Art Teacher Fund is to provide inspiring art instruction and opportunities for students during the entireÂ school year. Here is how the funds will be used:
1. The Scholarship Fund is for two students who have shown artistic talent and ability, are continuing to develop their talents, have completed Form Four, and are pursuing a university level education. These two students will be selected by MCO staff and administration. The students will serve as assistant Artist Mentors during our annual Art Camp.
The initial amount of this scholarship fund will be:
Art Teacher Fund
2. The Art Teacher Fund will help pay the salary of MCO Art Teacher Henry Aol. This will allow art classes to continue year-round. Henry has been a key part of our Artist Mentor team the last two years and we are looking forward to collaborating with him againÂ during Art Camp 2015.
We are excited to return to Mathare to lead our fifth annual Art Camp April 13-17, 2015! If you would like to contribute to the Mathare Scholarship and Art Teacher Fund for 2015, you can donate HEREÂ and put “Mathare” in the memo section.