Arts and Culture Academy in Angola

We aim to empower youth in Luanda through creative experiences that use a variety of materials, draw on different techniques, and develop new areas of knowledge.

Strategic Philanthropy Project of the Menomadin Foundation in Angola: the Arts and Culture Academy in Luanda, reading lesson for school children.

Strategic Philanthropy Project of the Menomadin Foundation in Angola: the Arts and Culture Academy in Luanda, reading lesson for school children.

The Challenge

Exposure to arts and culture influences the ability to develop creativity, and basic tools such as reading and writing are vital tools for enriching knowledge among young children. Most children in Luanda do not have the place to acquire these necessary skills or be exposed professionally to the arts.

The Opportunity

The Arts and Culture Academy allows young children to learn the art of painting, work with recycled materials, experiment with wood building workshops, and participate in various activities lead by a professional team of local teachers. The children gain rich knowledge and learn to read alongside practical skills that help them express themselves through the arts. The school holds cultural events and an exhibition of children’s works in the amphitheater and the foundation’s complex.

The Impact

385 children take part in the school’s activities regularly.

Until today, 3,365 children have participated in school’s activities.

The Arts and Culture Academy in Angola, arts and crafts activity after school hours.

Relevant Projects

Education · 2013

A Music Academy in Angola

The Music Academy in Fundacao provides a stage for talent from...

Education · 2020

Focus 2050

FOCUS2050 is an educational complex, the first of its kind in...

welfare · 2014

An Hour of Music – Accompanying Street Children in Luanda

“An Hour of Music” is the flagship project of the Menomadin...

Strategic Philanthropy