We are an award-winning

non-profit that supports

creativity in young people,

educators and communities

Why we do it

Fifteen years ago, MASK took on the challenge to help create a better world through creativity education. Our vision is a world where all people can harness their creativity to achieve personal success and to advance society.

Read how MASK contributes towards solving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development challenges. They can only be resolved if the next generation of young people can come up with new solutions. 

How we do it

We address the problem of inadequate education, where teaching creativity is marginal or absent. Our solution is to embed creativity within mainstream education and all broader socio-economic systems in order to benefit:

  • young people – by providing enhanced skills and empowerment;
  • the economy – via an upskilled workforce;
  • communities – by creating productive citizens, growth, cohesion and transformation.

    What we do

    Through the arts and other programmes and services, we support creativity and innovation in young people, educators and communities to advance education and build a brighter future for all.

    • We develop a creativity education model, a teacher-training framework, and learning resources to support educators to foster creativity in the classroom.

    • We help equip our young people with the creative skills they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.

    • We help embed the value of creativity in communities to produce productive citizens who create growth and transformation.

    What we achieve

    Starting in 2007 as Mobile Art School in Kenya (MASK) carting learning supplies up rural tracks, today MASK Create is one of the leading organisations in the field of creativity education having beneficiaries in 15 countries in Africa and beyond. We are building a collective of young minds -  artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals - who are aspiring to improve the world.

    Over the last 15 years, we have delivered 5,000 Creativity Clubs workshops in 25 schools in Kenya and pioneered MASK Awards that has attracted 370 schools and 6,000 young participants across 15 countries in Africa. Partnering with 80 organisations worldwide, we organised 50 exhibitions that reached over 650,000 people globally. And engaging with the Kenyan government and companies, we have created quality employment opportunities for our youths to thrive. 

    Our team

    MASK is led and supported by a team of creative and dedicated individuals and organisations.