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the art boxThe Art Box Project, an initiative that aims to equip children from less-privileged areas with tools that will stimulate their interest in the arts, is set to launch on the 26th of May, 2018.

100 children between the ages of 5 and 10 from the less privileged areas of Lagos will be gifted with art kits. The kits will include paint and brush sets, glue, glitter as well as art books designed to expand creative thinking in children.

There’s more – the children selected will also have the opportunity to attend a creative workshop specially devised to be interactive and engaging for children. A wide range of talent including graffiti artists, painters, paper crafters, will be there to spend time with the kids and show them the ropes of basic artwork.

“What the content of the boxes and the creative workshop will do is encourage imaginative exploration and ultimately influence children’s approach to living positively,” says Omodara Adediran, founder of The Art Box Project. “More than anything, we want these kids to see a world that’s full of vibrant, vivid colours”. 

The Art Box Project is a social initiative planned in collaboration with Slum2School, an NGO that aims to empower and educate children in hard-to-reach slums across Nigeria.

Speaking on the need for creating conducive learning spaces for underprivileged kids, Omodara notes that “every child irrespective of their background deserves a world where possibilities are endless, and creativity is limitless.”

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The Art Box Project founder is a passionate crusader for talent development in children and poverty eradication. She also volunteers for various causes in child development and poverty eradication. Omodara Adediran is also an Account Manager at Insight Public is where she manages a wide range of brands across different industries.

For information on how to volunteer, donate and general inquiries, contact The Art Box Project by email: [email protected]. Phone: 08084719425.​

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