UPDATEKifakiyo Kizima -
is the Swahili term for "The Living Brush
The name just popped. Let me know if you like it.
I had no idea I would be getting the positive response from deviants that I am now. It goes to show that there are truly good people out here in dA.
I have met with, and aquired the services of 3 people in Kamina who will liase with the village elders in order to set up meetings, as not much can be done without their permission, accrue stationery and be the contact for when i leave Kamina. They will also act as interpreters for any meetings I have and they will be playing a major role in the facilitation of the actual days when painting takes place. So please let me introduce Kendjo, Kabila and Kolomba to the team.
We have our first sponsor of books from South Africa.
As well as almost convincing a talented painter to use her awesomeness to paint a logo....
Legal aspects of the project of been ongoing and I am hoping for feedback soon...
It is my intention to attempt the launch to be a global one and I am liasing with Simon Okumu for the Kenya link at the moment...so wish me well there.
and that is about it thus far methinks.....more news to follow soon
After being inspired by people like `shell4art
and sites like Art In All Of Us
I have decided to embark on the following mission. I know and understand the implications of trying to achieve this..but I am compelled to do it.
1: Obtain a suitable name for the project.
2: Design Logo and determine the aims and objectives for project.
3: Meet with the Village Elders of the 3 closest villages to the base. Katala One
4: Register the organisation in South Africa
5: Obtain permission from the DRC Government for the project.
6: Design suitable website to host the project.
What I intend doing is getting art supplies for the 3 villages and having the children paint their lives on it. How they see themselves in this war torn country. What they think the country and the people should be like...the relationship between the people and the land and the animals etc.
I will then photograph each painting, along with the artist..and offer these photographs for sale..to assist in the developement of these children..like books, more art supplies, etc.
I am looking for a name...PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASSIST ME WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW ELSE TO RUN THIS PROJECT.