ART AND CRAFT MAKING
To create an enabling environment for the sustainable development, promotion and preservation of African arts and crafts with special focus on spreading love in art
DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
Providing creative and business skills development and mentoring for targeted crafters and artist
Providing a professional exhibition space for young and established artists and crafters
MARKETING AND SALES
Providing an outlet for the wholesale and retail of artists’ and crafters’ work.
WDF art Centre has built a reputation for supplying specialized, high quality, hand crafted arts and crafts.
The provides opportunities of self-employment, development and exposure for 25 youths who were registered and picked from the street to have a better education through the skills of art and every purchase made from the Centre contributes income towards these individuals.
80% of these beneficiaries are women
40% are between the ages of 15 and 25 years old
Most of the Centre’s beneficiaries are the sole provider in the family therefore the multiplier effect reflects that the Centre creates sustainable livelihoods for approximately 100 individuals living in the localities who are orphans.
WDF art Centre recognizes and addresses:
The problems of unemployment
The socio-economic consequences in the youth and vulnerable children
The need for all people to have the opportunity to work and earn a living
The intrinsic value of human dignity achieved through being able to work
The need to kindle and stimulate self-motivation through acquired skills
The need to encourage creativity and innovation in the pursuit of sustainable growth and development
The cultural and creative industries as a driver and enabler of economic development and social development
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