Creating an Artful World

Creative Projects For Underprivileged Children In Accra, Ghana Summer 2011

About

The TKAFoundation (Tomorrow's Kaleidoscope of Artists or TKAF) is a huge supporter of the arts and embarks on contributing back to charities that encourage arts education. One of the front runners of the charities we support is AKOSIA, a non-profit organization that develops and facilitates creative projects for underprivileged children all over the world and we join them for their 3rd consecutive year of running this summer arts program in Ghana.

http://tkafoundation.org

For the last two summers (2009 and 2010) the Akosia team was in ACCRA, GHANA working with the students from a school called Street Academy. Read about the Street Academy with the link below.

http://ghanaian-chronicle.com/features/street-academy-saves-deprived-children/

Their month long filmmaking program brought storytelling to life by having the kids write, direct, and produce two fifteen minute short films. It was a roaring success!

Check out www.akosia.org for more details.

Sankofa Pictures hopes through her commitment to TKAF, she can help impact the less fortunate and less encouraged in some way through something as magical as art and in turn, help eradicate poverty through arts education.

What are the fund for?

Our Ultimate goal : $10,000

To successfully run this program, the TKAFoundation needs to raise a minimum of $10,000 which will help go towards our flights, travel arrangements/requirements, accommodations as well as training materials for 6 weeks in Ghana.

We have an upcoming fundraiser event in May to help towards this and hope to be able to raise the rest with online donations and support.

THE BREAKDOWN OF DONATIONS

$20/day per child for the AKOSIA 2011 project. This includes

- 2 meals a day
- Approximately 6 hours of film/video teaching & activities per day
- School supplies
- Uniform (2 T-shirts)
- Sneakers for technical crew for the kids (Teaching the kids the importance of safety on set)

Program runs for 5 weeks, 5 days a week from 8:30am - 1:30pm
For a child to complete this program it would cost $500 
The program accommodates about 40-45 children.

Akosia could not exist without the generous donations that we receive from our supporters who believe in what we do. With every penny we receive, we will deliver the world of art in a rewarding experience as humanly possible for the children we work with. Please note as much as we appreciate donations in monetary funds, we are also interested and happy to get help in kind. Please let us know how you can help us this way.

Materials needed for project in Ghana 2011:
+ Food (Breakfast/Lunch) 
+ Teaching materials 
+ Pens/Pencils 
+ Paper (Blank/Lined/Construction)
+ Communication (Pay as you go mobile phones)
+ Paint /Paint brushes
+ Transportation (Car rental in Accra, Ghana)

Film Production

  • 10 Tapes/ 2 16GB Cards
  • 2 Hard Disk
  • Building material to make a small outdoor cinema
  • Marketing and advertising for the screening
  • Film locations (Areas of Accra, Ghana)
  • Local production support (hiring local resident)
  • Costumes/Props
  • Production Insurance

Equipment

  • Cameras (2 DV/5D/Flip cameras) and tripods
  • A few small lights
  • 2 Boom microphones
  • Projector
  • Extra weight on baggage for equipment
  • Equipment Insurance

We appreciate all support and donations. From sponsoring a child for a day or a child for the whole program, we and the kids say, THANK YOU!

About the project owner

The TKAFoundation or (Tomorrow's Kaleidoscope of Artists) is a huge supporter of the arts and embarks on contributing back to charities that encourage arts education. One of the front runners of the charities we support is AKOSIA, a non-profit organization that develops, facilitates and funds creative summer projects for underprivileged children around the world.