Our Arts Academy was established in 2022, with the intention to help our youth gain confidence, develop creativity, and teach valuable skills. The arts have powerful therapeutic value in facilitating healing to those who have experienced trauma, and have also been proven to improve academic achievement, spark innovation, and strengthen our economy.
We have launched two choirs, under the direction of a professional and accomplished musician from Church Unlimited, with a heart for disadvantaged children. Marimba classes, which began in 2021, are continuing in three of our communities. During our weekly dance and monthly visual arts classes, both teachers, who are also members of Church Unlimited, weave Bible stories and spiritual truths into their lessons. Drama sessions are taking place in various centres, with a focus on helping children express themselves and work through the wounds of their past in a safe environment.