Every young person has dreams. Kasisi helps to make those big and small come true. Once a week, under the guidance of the great Zambian painter, Patrick Mumba, young residents of Kasisi polish their technique and spread their wings with a brush in hand. For many of them, this is simply a great experience: a meeting with the master and an opportunity to have fun. But there are also those who show true talent and have an opportunity to be noticed.
Kasisi has already produced several outstanding painters, notably Suwilanji, who has already confidently entered the art world. It is you who create these opportunities for them, you who give them motivation and prove to them that nothing is impossible. You give the sisters the tools that let the young people feel safe in Kasisi and flourish after the harsh and often tragic twists and turns through which life has taken them.
The class is over for today. The young painters captured daily life during the pandemic with portraits of people wearing face masks. New paintings are being produced every week, the best of which, thanks to Patrick Mumba, will be on display this autumn at the Lechwe Trust: Lusaka’s most prestigious art gallery. Details coming soon, but you can be proud now!
If you want to contribute to the shaping of young talent, nothing could be easier. Just pop into our shop for a few moments. Buy some paint, sponsor an hour of classes. Make the impossible possible.
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.