“The person with creative literacy — a basic understanding of the mental, emotional, and sociological tools used for creative thought and communication — is able to find purpose and apply meaning to her world rather than having meaning handed down and purpose assigned to her.” Dustin Timebrook
My Start is a Creative Arts project in partnership with Gua Africa.
“It is important to tell our stories as refugees, to express ourselves, to be heard.” David Thok Koang, 16 years old, South Sudanese refugee
We strongly believe Creative learning is integral to all young people forging their place in the world and learning to express themselves. Art celebrates and values the individual and this is particularly important for displaced people trying to reclaim their sense of identity and purpose eroded through the refugee experience and obliterated in the abyss of war and suffering.