With the expertise of media co-ordinator, photographer and filmmaker, Abdulcadir Ahmed, a digital arts curriculum for later introduction at the school will be developed. Digital arts are a much sought after skill by youth and employers. Numerous youth have approached the Trust for this.
Recruitment for the school will use the networks created by the Trusts’ outreach work in 9 provinces, and will be guided by local artists/ teachers ensuring that those with demonstrated aptitude attend the school. Such is the nature of youth unemployment and thirst for opportunities that the school could easily be filled through a simple newspaper advertisement. The networks built will enable a discerning selection, which is essential for the school’s effectiveness.
The development of the EMAEP has alerted the Trust to significant international and local writing on the vital importance of art education – see our pamphlet Why Study Art, which serves as a conceptual framework for the Trust’s intervention in arts education.
It is interesting to note that amongst others, this research indicates the mathematical (geometric fractals) principles of African design and architecture and calls for integration in teaching the humanities and sciences.
The Trust’s efforts to bring to light indigenous visual knowledge is in line with this international cutting edge research.