Art Supplies For RestartAfrica Kids

$1,110 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 30 months

Later this year in October, I will be flying over to Kenya to spend three months teaching art and helping  the amazing kids of Restart Africa.
Restart Africa is a not-for-profit organisation, founded by the incredible Mary Coulson, in the town on GilGil in central Kenya. The Restart Centre rescues street kids, saving them from abuse, drugs, prostitution and homelessness. And in return gives them an education, food and shelter, a family, and a chance to give back to the community.

Two friends and I volunteered at the centre in 2012, teaching, cooking, playing sports and doing crafts. Since then I've thought about the virtues of going back with an organised art curriculum for the children.
Art is a form of communication and expression, it doesn’t discriminate against any one and its benefits are infinite. 
For these kids, making something and having it as their own is such a great feat. Creative opportunities for kids like these come along only when someone makes them, and I really think it is worth it.
I can't express how impressive this organisation is. The kids are always the priority. And the structure of the centre works to help the community, and help the future of Africa in a larger sense. 

I'm not asking for you to donate to my flights or stay, but for art supplies and materials to make these classes as effective as possible. Paints, paper, tools, clay, pencils and all things necessary will be purchased when I arrive in Nairobi. It would be wonderful and so worthy if you could spare even the smallest amount to help reach this goal. The Restart kids, and I, would be so thankful.

To find out more about this extraordinary charitable trust go to

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$1,110 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 30 months
Created March 31, 2016
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Rachel Low
24 months ago

You go gal :) biggest of love

Melani Gravas
25 months ago

all my love

Alex Bennett
27 months ago


27 months ago
Elma Bahtic
28 months ago

Good luck Nicole, you are amazing and you're making a difference in this world which not many of us do but thankful for people like you!! All the best in Africa xoxoxo

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