Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Grant Amount: $47,250
Grantee Website: colorsofconnection.org
Areas of Impact: Education, Gender Equality, Health
Mission of Colors of Connection
The mission of Colors of Connection is to engage youth from conflict-affected countries and their communities through collaborative art-making to promote hope, well-being, and self-determination in the pursuit of social justice.
This project empowers marginalized adolescent girls to effect positive change for themselves and their community through art-based programming, mentoring, and scholarship support. It provides girls with the essential life skills they need to keep themselves mentally and physically safe and healthy, and develops them as leaders who advocate for gender equality in their communities.
Why We Love This Project
Colors of Connection focuses on adolescent girls in East and Central Africa. It is a unique non-profit that engages in psychosocial arts engagement, public mural making, community building and violence prevention in conflict and post-conflict areas. Communities are encouraged to use art and art activities to create a platform to emphasize important values, make sense of traumatic experiences, generate problem-solving techniques and coping skills, and enhance self-confidence.