To empower, educate and connect people To unearth and expose hidden aspects of history To hear the stories of previously unheard people To provide an opportunity for artistic expression and experimentation as a way of exploring history To demonstrate the rich cultural heritage of Africa Through workshops in schools, care homes and prisons, Illuminated Arts will share knowledge and research about the significance hair played and continues to play in social groupings, hierarchy, status and bonding in African societies; about the cultural importance of braiding; hair as a method of spiritual interaction, and hair as a symbol of rebellion, pride and empowerment. We want to reach as many schools and institutions as possible with the project learning resources, and to empower people through self-esteem and identity work around the themes of the project.
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Why it's a great idea:
By supporting Hair-looms, you will be empowering a new generation and improving their self-esteem, helping educate people about African culture and helping to create strong, caring, connected communities.
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