“Acknowledgement, support and recognition to Amy Campbell Golding for her ground breaking work with refugees and school-aged children.”
“I’ve always been enchanted by the art that emerges from My Start’s workshops as I’ve seen it in schools around the UK – but what brought home to me when I visited the camp myself was the importance of the interventions the charity makes in places where My Start works, like Kakuma Refugee Camp. The programme they run helps people to help themselves, by believing in themselves and their talents and showcasing them.”
“An invaluable opportunity to showcase what you are doing and to raise awareness about the issues highlighted by the exhibition.”
“The project is wonderful and inspiring – it gives the students a real insight into the lives of many refugees in a real and balanced way. Also the ladies running it are excellent speakers!”
“The student response was fantastic and thoroughly engaging.”
Back in the UK we display a thoughtfully curated exhibition of Art, Sculpture, Photography and Film in schools; sharing the complex and challenging nature of life in Kakuma by those who live and breathe it.
It acts as a compelling, visual resource that can be used across the curriculum to support learning on conflict and conflict resolution, displacement and migration and in addition promotes peace, tolerance and empathy. The exhibition encourages students to share and discuss their views as well as challenge misconceptions and existing perspectives, which is particularly relevant in the UK’s increasingly global community.
The schools are encouraged to create response work which includes visual diaries and messages for the refugees in Kakuma that are then taken back to the camp and exhibited there. My Start has successfully connected this remote refugee camp to a number of London schools and helped forge a relationship of support and solidarity.
We offer a range of different options from running assemblies and workshops as well as encouraging communication links between students and young people in Kakuma. Many schools create ‘response work’ which we take back and exhibit in Kakuma. We continue to return to a number of London schools on an annual basis with new collections of Art and Film work.
Host us in your school!
How it works:
First contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a suitable time for us to come to you.
Then we will work with you to find the most convenient way to exhibit the art and filmwork from Kakuma, present assemblies or run workshops in your school.
On the agreed dates we will set up, take down artwork, or come in to work with your pupils so they can learn about Kakuma!
The exhibition is also accompanied by School Resources that maximises your student’s engagement with the exhibition. Simply download them from the website and we will be happy to go through them with your staff.
The benefits of hosting an exhibition in your school
We charge to come into schools and the costs vary depending on the time and work we do with you. As all our staff are volunteers, the money raised goes directly towards developing and sustaining our project in Kakuma Refugee Camp and our outreach work in Kibera.