The AOFD Art Centre
Over 1,500 children and adolescents participate in our creative workshops every week. Since 2008, we have been arranging classes in work spaces of partner schools in Mathare and Kibera.
To maintain and secure the efficiency and sustainability of our future work, we have acquired a piece of land in Kibera. Our goal is to set up the ANNO’S ONE FINE DAY ARTS CENTRE as a permanent location for our projects.
Social Impact/ LocationThe ANNO’S ONE FINE DAY ARTS CENTRE is located in one of the more secure areas of Kibera, next to school grounds. We want to provide a safe, secure environment for the children where they can feel protected yet free. Primary school children and young adults are able to visit the ARTS CENTRE easily as it is located in their midst.
The children from the various artistic disciplines will perform frequent showcases for the benefit of their relatives, friends and the community at large to see and realise the impact of this programme and to experience the importance of art.
For a broader reach, the ANNO’S ONE FINE DAY ARTS CENTRE KIBERA can rent out the music studio and the hall to other organisations that pursue similar goals.
Educational ImpactWith the establishment of the ARTS CENTRE, we will improve our teaching conditions profoundly.
The children will benefit on academic, psychological and social levels. The primary and secondary schools which the Anno’s One Fine Day children go to have noted substantial improvements in the examination results.
Teachers and relatives have found that the children's growing self esteem, confidence and general happiness has had a positive impact on their lives.
The AOFD ARTS CENTRE KIBERA is meant to be an entry point for young people into the scene so that they can later get involved in other existing spaces.
The projects of Anno’s One Fine Day are independently financed with private donations through partnering organisations: One Fine Day e.V.
, Anno’s Africa
and Anno’s Arts
, small grants, fundraising events and art auctions.
In 2019 we became an official partner to U.N.I.C.E.F. Kenya. The Arts Centre construction as well as an educational program for young adults is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).
Our philosophy is to keep bureaucracy a minimum, thus avoiding substantial overheads and allowing us to use most of our funds on the projects themselves.
Plans for the FutureWith the ARTS CENTRE KIBERA, we are putting our project on solid ground and creating a sustainable foundation for our long-standing commitment to disadvantaged children and young adults in the non-formal settlements of Nairobi. We are in the process of establishing many more partnerships, locally or internationally with whom we can sustainably lead the ARTS CENTRE into the future.