Many people pass by the counseling space at Kyaka Refugee Settlement every day. The waiting area is made up of two huge walls with nothing on them – not exactly very inspiring.
We thought of an opportunity – What if we could use those walls like two huge billboards, to spread positivity to the community?
We asked our friends, the Revolution Artists, about their ideas to put on the wall…and then the work began!
They had no shortage of thoughts for important messages that could benefit the community and those in the waiting area.
Their images showed families speaking out against violence together, youth using their voice to make a difference, and the importance of equality and respect.
We even added a little nod to the bee keeping projects and to our wonderful colleague Colleen, who loves bees and has pushed to reduce sexual abuse in the humanitarian field!
It’s something small, but an important reminder of the powerful impact positive messaging and art can have in our everyday lives.