The Impact of COVID-19 on Girls 
Art Medium: Advocacy Through Portrait
Partner: Concern for the Girl Child

Location: Kampala, Uganda

MEET ALLAN KYAKONYE

"Art is the best medium of communication. Anyone can pick something from a piece and interpret it according to their understanding. During my interactions with the community members, it was clear that they understood the message being passed to them as they viewed the portraits the girls made." 

- Allan Kyakonye, lead artist 

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OUTCOMES

By the end of the clinic, the girls felt empowered to ask for more support from trusted adults in their community. The parents encouraged their daughters to share their experiences with their classmates and encourage others to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health. 

Hear from the participants. 

HEAR FROM THE GIRLS

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"The art project helped me share my thoughts with the community. Over the course of three days, I discovered that I can bring out my emotions through these portraits; this project really helped to uplift my confidence and express my feelings." 

- Rianne

"Art is one of the things I love doing the most. To be able to share my work with others and have the girls appreciate my portrait made me feel extremely happy and understood."

- Lala

"Everyone is an artist! I learned this through our collective art project. It helped me to embrace mistakes I make and be inspired by my peers."

- Deborah