Where we work
The world is increasingly urban - 54% of the total global population is living in urban centres. By 2050, it will be 80%. As a result, the number of slum dwellers continues to grow. At this very moment, nearly 1 billion people
are living in slums - that's 33% of the world's population (UN Habitat, 2015). This number is likely to grow as a result of the refugee crisis.
Most of the individuals living in these communities have no access to basic sanitation, appropriate housing, and opportunities to develop their potential.
They are a source of untapped talent, able to contribute to a better and inclusive world, starting with their own communities.
Over 90 per cent of urban growth is occurring in developing countries
Underdeveloped communities are the largest pool of untapped talent
The majority of residents are between the ages of 12 and 24
260 million young people between 15-24 years of age don't study and don't work (World Bank)
From ending poverty to tackling climate change, the world’s future lies in the hands of the young.
Children and young people’s engagement with arts and culture has a knock-on impact on their wider social and civic
participation. We employ creative tools to enable young people from underrepresented communities to voice their persctives and aspirations.