If you were a superhero what would you look like? What would your special powers be and who would you help?
SUMMER HEROES launched in July 2012 as a simple idea. We produced a drawing collection from 124 participants from 16 local Homes and Centres. The results were amazing. Members of the public and corporate sponsors donated art materials to each child and all participants received certificates of excellence and personal copies of the collection. In December they were all treated to a field trip at IMAX and the Emperor Valley Zoo.
Since then the programme has evolved into an annual programme of workshops, outreach and collaborations with NGOs.
All participants share their secret super identities with us and give us the opportunity to enter their worlds, their minds and ambitions.
These young people are very perceptive about their country and its needs, and despite many of them having lived through harrowing and abusive situations, they are all able to identify their personal strengths and a desire to help others.
SUMMER HEROES incorporates children between the ages of 6 and 10 from vulnerable communities. Using art therapy approaches, the curriculum is tailored for each group.
This services is offered free for the participants and sometimes includes meals and transport.Go To Summer Heroes Website
Browse the first collection from 2012 below.