Conflict in The Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed over 5 million lives since 1998, the highest number of deaths in any conflict since World War II. Progress is being made towards peace but the future remains uncertain, particularly for the countless children who have been affected by the on-going violence in the east.
AptART works alongside centers for vulnerable children providing workshops focusing on peace and national unity. The workshops consist of portrait painting as well as large-scale murals aimed at improving the environment the children call home.
Children in the DRC struggle daily with extremely challenging circumstance. Countless studies have shown art to be a powerful tool in promoting healthy mental development of children. AptART provides art projects that allow them to share and interpret their experiences as well as an escape from the difficulties of their daily lives.