Art Empowerment Project by Rogue Foundation, USA


                                      Mr. Kevin O’Hanlon, Director of Rogue Foundation, New York visited MCAF Nepal with his incredible Art Empowerment project to empower our children of Shram Jyoti Public School and Hillside Academy. 
Rogue Foundation is socially conscious organization whose goal is to empower children in conflict zones and challenged environments around the world through art and creativity.

As Nepal was hit hard by the massive earthquake of April and May 2015, it took lives of many Nepalese, caused major destruction and children have the most severe post-traumatic stress and panic.
The project was held at Shram Jyoti Public School for 3 days from 31st Jan to 2nd Feb 2016.  Over 250 students of the school were participated there, where children were given an opportunity to express their dreams for the future and feelings through color. As painting straight out with colors was very new for these children, they started using pencils to sketch out images, but after constant encouragement that they can paint anything they want, in any colors, without concern of judgment, they suddenly burst into abstract, excited expression. “Here Buddha is spreading peace and blessing to us on earth from sky and these are prayer flags’”.  A boy was describing his abstract painting. One little girl said of her dabs of pink and orange. “These are people walking in a village at night with flashlights”, a young boy said of his black and white splatted canvas.” “Sah, Sah, This is REALLY interested," yelled one girl as she held up her creation. Indeed it is.

In the similar way the art empowerment project ran with big excitement at Hillside Academy, Lapsephedi for 2 days from 3rd and 4th Jan 2016. Over 50 students were participated there.
The artwork these children created returns to New York to be exhibited in Rogue Space | Chelsea and all proceeds will be returned to the children to assist in their further education. in addition to the wonderful experience and education the children receive at their school this will be an exceptionally positive experience for them as what they have expressed and committed to canvas will be exhibited in a New York gallery, appreciated and purchased by some of the most discerning art fans in the world! From this positive experience the hope is that the kids will be encouraged to try more creative ventures and manifest their life’s goals and desires.

MCAF will keep continue this sort of arts and creation programs in our schools in the coming days and proceeds from the Art exhibition by Rogue Foundation in New York will a great support for us to keep this continue. Our sincere gratitude to Mr. Kevin O’Hanlon and his Rogue Foundation for this wonderful opportunity. We hope our mutual relationship will go stronger into the future.



  • Shawn Lim

    The experience at the school was memorable as the completion of each task created a greater atmosphere. Within five days we got, the team had completed many painting jobs that made the school brighter and ...

  • Phoebe Yates

    This experience was enlightening and opened up my eyes to an entirely different world. I highly enjoyed contributing to the project site despite how hard the work was at some points. Playing with children and ...

  • Jake Hobson

    The food was extremely good and I enjoyed every meal we had. I enjoyed learning about the Nepalese culture more. Spending time and playing games with the students was very fun and I had made ...

  • Thomas Fisher

    1.    Project: There was a lot of work to do at this site. I recommend more schools come here to improve the schools facilities urgently. The workers were too slow and we would have liked ...

  • Steve Whitfield

    •    Good project site with easy access to bus. •    School staff very friendly and very accommodating. •    Host Lal was very good and the kids loved him. •    Jeevan visiting was good for the kids. •    Project cooks ...

  • Gregory Patton

    I had the privilage of meeting Jeevan Lama on his recent visit to Rugby in the UK. I was impressed by his passion and commitment to the beneficies of MCAF. I wish all those concerned ...

  • Chris Abbott

    I have really enjoyed my time working with MCAF and seeing the positive result of my work. The task was achievable which the time we had and I am glad to have been able to ...

  • Ben Thomson

    I found the time we spend a good experience for me and the rest of the group. It was fun to have the freedom to choose where to help out and for our group to ...