My Painting , My Story

Un proyecto de construcción de paz de Mahasin I.

¿Cuál es la injusticia que estamos intentando resolver?

As 32% of born-with-disabilities in Sudan are Down syndrome. Such marginalized strip of the society lack basic rights including the right to learn. Our project serves Down syndrome students ageing between 10 -18. We will create a perfect environment for them to learn and express themselves through art. As the lack of low awareness of the syndrome itself; many of Down's syndrome patients facing neglecting specifically the talent within them. All of it caused the stereotype of untalented and isolated people who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and abuse. The challenge promoting the voice of the Down's syndrome people with expressing their thoughts, feelings and insights through Art as one of the most effective procedures of positive change in the community.

Nuestra Idea Compasiva

Para resolver la injusticia de Marginalizing down syndrome voices and feelings as well as to break the stereotype that said down syndrome people are untalented ,lazy and vulnerable to sexual abuse
Abordaremos Lake of platform that allows down syndrome people to express themselves and emotions
A través de The project aims to initiate an arts skills development program, that provides a healthy and suitable learning environment for kids with Down's Syndrome. The project will do so by providing the proper facilities, staff, and resources, in addition to a special learning methodology that is designed to hone in their learning skills, communication skills, and special talents through the arts.

Nuestro plan:


  • The project target 25 individuals with down syndrome,age group between(12_18) years old, along the period of 10 weeks , those participants will came for their 2hours session twice a week

Aumentaremos mi / nuestra compasión por medio de...

Trying to ensure that surrounding community are taking part at the project.

¿Cómo mostrarás coraje (valentía)?

Support talented down syndrome kids,and encourage them to share their feelings and ideas with other

¿Cómo colaborarán con otros/as?

This project will promote itself by apromotional video explain project idea, concept and vision. Secondary methods include using social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WhatsApp as well as the full suite of social media platforms offered by the U.S. Embassy Additionally project will partner with carefully selected influential community leaders, famous local artists,hostguest speakers,and staff of Art faculty to promote the project idea through social media by taking some photos during the sessions with DS participants , then posted on their own account fallowed by #My_Voice_is_Art Eventually the project will maximize the use of word of mouth and local news papers

¿Cómo sabrás que te estás moviendo en la dirección correcta? (¿Cuáles son las formas específicas en que puedes medir tu impacto?)

We're going to measure the success of our project and the impact by the following The project will conduct a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the project using baseline and final impact/outcome public opinion surveys, in-depth interviews with candidates parents to compromise before and after performance of their kids in terms of expressing themselves and communication skills, as well as social media metrics to assess and evaluate changes in public opinions,attitudes ,believes, and behaviors

Pasos clave

  • Our project will be implemented in a series of steps summarized as follows: 1)Coordinate with Steps Training Center in finalizing the partnership that states that our activities will be held at their venue free of charge. 2)Contacting Selected candidate's parents by informing them with the program’s plan,schedule and duration. 3)Purchasing all the needed supplies based on the number of participants. 4)Coordinating and supervising the transportation logistics and necessities. 5) kick off art therapy sessions 6)End sessions 7)Carry out exhibition logistics which includes the partnership with Diab center where the art pieces will be displayed and prepare visual content that will show a time lapse of all the sessions the children took and the progress they’ve made in their pieces throughout the period, 8)Advertising for the event by preparing flyers and brochures which will be given out in famous gathering spots. 9)Event occurs and the day is professionally documented. 10) write reports about the project experience