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Art conveys emotion, challenges opinion, connects people

MADaboutART was founded in 2001 in response to the growing number of people with HIV and dying with AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stigma was endemic. Treatment was unavailable. Millions were dying

At MADaboutART a very special group of young people in one township in South Africa joined together to teach the world about HIV through art. The rest is history...

Rainbow of Hope

Supporting, lifting, holding, reaching out and linking


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MAD in action

MADaboutART was pioneered in South Africa. Our award-winning curriculum for children and youth uses art as the platform to ignite imagination, have fun and achieve social change, changing lives by reducing the impact of HIV and providing skills and opportunity

Many young people living in poverty around the world experience anger and low self-esteem; becoming trapped in a spiral of vulnerability that destroys hope. MADaboutART offers a safe, fun learning environment that heals trauma, inspires positive life choices and celebrates diversity. Our soup kitchen makes sure no child goes to bed hungry. Independent evaluation showed a significant positive impact on well-being. For kids this means feeling good about themselves, having hope for the future and feeling loved


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