At ArtGlo, we work to harness the power of the arts to nurture creative leadership, and ignite bold conversations and actions. We envision a world where communities are healthy, open, and active, and people are free to be who they are. At our core is the belief that creativity, innovation, collaboration, and empowerment are critical to grassroots social change. All of ArtGlo’s programmes have developed organically out of the needs and assets of the communities they serve. After seeing the incredible impact that the arts could have on some of Malawi’s biggest social challenges, participatory-arts specialists Dr. Galia Boneh and Sharifa Abdullah founded Art & Global Health Center Africa in 2013. ArtGlo has three main programming areas: Make Art for Sustainable Actions, Students with Dreams, and Umunthu. Make Art for Sustainable Action (MASA) uses participatory film, theatre, and performing arts to inspire bold conversations and actions for some of society’s biggest challenges, such as HIV, gender-based violence, and nutrition. Students with Dreams is a youth leadership programme that enables college students to develop innovative projects that address pressing social issues, and provides them with training, mentorship, and seed funding. Umunthu uses the arts to catalyse reflection and discussion, providing a platform to address issues of stigma and discrimination through the lens of “umunthu,” a pan-African philosophical concept of humanity.
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