Casa Generación is a nonprofit organization that was founded in Peru in 1988 to defend and protect the human rights of Lima’s children, youth, and teenagers who live in the streets. Now, there are many opportunities for these kids and their families to be active participants in society and realize their vast capabilities.
In an effort to unite our passion for art with human rights, The Kinkade Family Foundation has implemented an annual art program and sponsors an on-site art teacher to continue year round art courses. In addition to the art, we are contributing to academic educations for the youth of Lima, Peru. Having access to an education greatly increases the odds that the child will not return to the streets as an adult.
Annual Art Camp
- Reaches 150+ at risk children, youth and teenagers annually
- Includes instruction through various art mediums on the fundamentals of art and design such as color theory, pattern, balance, contrast, unity, value, texture
- Equips each participating child a backpack filled with take home art supplies
- Provides long lasting effects through boosting each student’s creative confidence
- Creates a safe and accepting environment where each student is encouraged to express their immense struggles and joys through art
Art Teacher Sponsorship
- Grants the opportunity for one Peruvian art teacher to teach art at Casa Generación year round
- Provides 150+ at risk children, youth and teenagers with year round art courses
Public and Private Education
- Child is enrolled in either a public school or private school depending on their specific needs
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
GIVE THE GIFT OF A PUBLIC & PRIVATE EDUCATION TO THE YOUTH OF CASA GENERACIÓN
A portion of the youth who need an education at Casa Generación are able to enroll in the local public schools, but the remaining children are not accepted and are forced to enroll in a more expensive private school. Generally, when the kids arrive to Generación, they haven’t received an education that matches their age. For this reason, the public schools don’t want to accept them if they are not caught up to their grade. Another important factor is that many children lack documentation of their identity (I.D. card or passport, etc.).
Private schools can help by giving children documentation, and they do not restrict children in entering the grade level that correlates to their level of education, and they even engage in strengthening the child’s education enough so that they can rise in their education levels. Both public and private educations are strongly needed for the children of Generación.
GIVE AN ART BACKPACK TO THE YOUTH AT CASA GENERACIÓN
We have over 300 children that attend our annual art camp in Lima, Peru. Our goal is to gift each child with an art kit to last them the whole year. Having their own personal art kit gives the children a healthy outlet to help keep them off the streets and investing in something positive. Art provides an outlet for the youth to boost their self-confidence, express emotion and make change in their community. Join us in giving the gift of art.