Learn more about CAI's impact around the world!
Each of us has an important role to play in creating change. Your investment in CAI’s work to train creative leaders and support grassroots advocacy efforts has a powerful ripple effect. Together we are nurturing the kind of leaders this world needs, leaders who will build an inclusive, collaborative, just and sustainable world. We are honored to count you as a supporter and hope you enjoy learning more about our work and the people who benefit from our trainings.
In 2017 CAI conducted 17 trainings with 317 leaders that resulted in 204 community-based projects in 9 countries that ultimately reached 624,000 people. This year, CAI-trained leaders have used arts-based tools to successfully increase girls’ enrollment in school, reduce teen pregnancies, combat child marriage, reduce instances of FGM, improve access to sexual and reproductive health services, develop inclusive forest and water management plans, and halted mining in a forest reserve.
Impact Stories from the Field
Stay tuned for more stories from the field that show the profound impact you have when you support CAI.
Evalyne: Advocating to keep girls in school
Evalyne is a 17-year-old high school student. Known as Eve to her friends, she lives in Soweto, one of the largest urban slums in Kenya - where opportunities for young women are few. When Eve was given the opportunity to attend the five-day East African Girls' Leadership Summit led by CAI, in collaboration with AMPLIFY, she jumped at the chance. Her experience was transformative.
Sandra: Standing Against Gender-based Violence
Sandra has lived in the vibrant Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Barrios, Guatemala her entire life, and she is making an incredible impact in her community, thanks to your support. During the four years, we have known Sandra, she has enthusiastically participated in multiple CAI Creative Leadership workshops, skill-building clinics, and CAI community art projects. She credits a CAI-inspired workshop for triggering a national case against child marriage.
Sharon: Promoting Girls' Education
Sharon is a bright and dedicated 31-year old teacher who has chosen to work in Turkana County, one of Kenya’s most arid regions. Upon returning from CAI’s mentor training and East African Girls’ Leadership Summit last December, Sharon established a Girls Club at her school.
Peter: Working for Gender Equity
Dr. Peter Ndonwie leads an organization, that works tirelessly for human rights and gender equity in a remote district in northern Ghana, where most families survive on subsistence farming. Here, 67% of girls and women have never attended school and 17% of girls are married by the time they are 19 years old.
Maria: Advocating for Her Peers
Maria John, an 18-year old young woman from Tanzania who attended the East African Girls Leadership Summit just a year ago. Armed with creative advocacy tools like dance, theater, song and poetry, Maria went to work educating other girls about their rights and making presentations to parents about the value and power of allowing their daughters to go to school.