Devio Arts Centre is a registered non-profit organization in Ghana that empowers young people to express themselves and improve their learning outcomes through creation and recycling. Through a series of afterschool learning through play programs, children’s creativity, self-esteem and life-skills are nurtured
Recognizing the lack of well-trained Creative Teachers in Ghana, the organization also offers a highly practical and inclusive approach, training program for Creative Arts Teachers. The training helps Teachers to become more effective using a play teaching and learning framework which centres on the key role of creativity. Participants learn how to use creativity to reinvigorate teaching across all subject areas, thereby inspiring learners to reach their full potential. Eighty (80) Teachers have been trained so far, and about two thousand five hundred (2,500) Children supported.
Devio Arts Centre emerged winner of the 2013 Tigo/Reach for Change Africa incubator program, with a $75,000 investment.
Winner of the 2014 Ghana Start-up cup awards, by Start-up world, Armenia.
In 2015, Devio Arts Centre was selected as winner for the Future Awards Africa prize in education, held in Lagos-Nigeria.
Devio Arts Centre is also a nominee for the 2016 Education Community Awards, organized by Neugenics Education.
One of our key challenge is access to funds/grants to scale up our programs to benefit children in other vulnerable communities. Our plan is to establish more centres in affluent communities, where children from affluent homes pay a fee to attend our after-school/weekend programs. This would help us become more financially sustainable to further increase our impact,for children from disadvantaged communities.
Lily Kudzro is the Founder and Creative Director of Devio Arts Centre, she is a very passionate social entrepreneur who uses creative learning and its training inside and outside Ghanaian communities to create and inspire a new generation of young people who can become change-makers in their communities. She is using very innovative and imaginative ways to introduce students and schools to practical, visual and digital arts application. She is a strong advocate for attitude and policy change towards improving the overall quality of the Creative Arts curriculum in Ghanaian schools. Her vision is to impact 100,000 African students within the next 5 years.