December 17, 2013
Vincentians encouraged to make donations to Youlou Arts

The Youlou Arts foundation has embarked on a fund-raising drive and has set a goal to raise US$5,000 by December 30, 2013 on the Global Giving website.{{more}}

The Global Giving site offers charitable organizations such as Youlou Arts a platform to fund- raise. Youlou Arts applied and was successful in gaining an opportunity to post a project on their site. As a result, Youlou Arts is participating in their Winter Challenge, which started on November 25.

Youlou Arts has been given the challenge to raise US$5,000 in five weeks, in order to get a permanent spot on the Global Giving web site (

Youlou Arts was founded by Camille Saunders Musser and focuses on teaching children in St Vincent and the Grenadines about local traditional art and culture, also providing a broader exposure to art in general, including different media and techniques. This is achieved by collaborating with various artists from different parts of the world. It is aimed at reaching the most economically disadvantaged children who have little or no exposure to a visual arts education.

Youlou Arts Foundation Inc was started in 2001 to provide art education to elementary schoolchildren and teachers who do not have access to a visual arts education.

Youlou Arts Foundation Inc provides an art education to elementary schoolchildren. It trains teachers, who share their skills throughout the school year.

The project addresses the fact that elementary schoolchildren in the rural districts of St Vincent do not have access to an art education. It does this directly in the summers, but since the teachers share their art making skills throughout the year, more children are impacted. The arts help children to be motivated, imaginative, and innovative, valuable tools for implementing change in society.They learn vital life skills. Currently Youlou Arts caters for 160 children and 20 teachers.