The vision of ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams is a world where vulnerable children can achieve their dreams. We are a Canadian charity that raises funds to help children in rural Tanzania complete their education.

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Canadian Charitable Reg.#
84438 5021 RR0001

Art Building Children's Dreams
PO Box 1113
Mount Albert ON L0G 1M0
Canada

Children of Kilimanjaro

Every year we visit these beautiful children who all face poverty and possibility of leaving school because of financial barriers. Some of the children are orphans, most have only one parent and some are living with HIV/Aids. We visit their families and interview the child and caregiver(s). Each child  is given art materials and some instruction, and we ask them to create a drawing or painting of their dream for their own future or of some aspect of their lives in Tanzania. It’s overwhelming to see the light of creativity and joy shine in their eyes when they start to draw or paint. Most of the children have never seen coloured pencils or paints but the innate creativity of childhood always comes through.

The children want to stay in school as long as possible and dream of careers within their community. They want to be doctors, teachers, engineers, store-owners and truck drivers. Many have dreams to help others and this is reflected in many of their artworks. To date we have seen, and have had reported to us by their teachers, much improvement in school grades, appearance, and general well-being.

To learn about each child, click on their image or name.

New to ABCD in 2014


Charles

Diana

Secilia

Children of Kilimanjaro


Abeli

Abeli Augusti

Adeline

Airini

Amani

Amedeusi

Anna

Arini

Audifasi

Benson

Christina

Dativa

David

Delivina

Emanueli

Epifania

Fabiola

Fides

Gabriel

George

Godfrey

Honest Peter

Hyasinta

Isaac

Jackline

Jeska

Joseph

Josephine

Josphat

Joven

Kelvin

Levina

Lusia

Maria

Mariam

Mary

Melkizedek

Monica

Nahari

Nobati

Oscar

Oskar

Paul

Richardi

Rose

Selena

Stephan

Teresia

Teresia C.

Tumaini

Veronica

Yasinta

Yudatade

On Their Way! Thanks to ABCD


Emanuel

Gaspari

Geraldi

Honest

Jakson

Magreth

Respice

Robati

Scola