START – Education through Art


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START is a non-profit organization founded by Art Dubai and the Al Madad Foundation that applies the universal language of art to educate, heal and enrich the opportunities of disadvantaged children.


The educational program seeks to empower the younger generation by giving them a voice through the expression of art, engaging them with their communities and their peers, and by teaching them a sense of self-worth.


Our mission is to heal and educate children who have suffered with war, pain and loss. START runs over 60 workshops every week across Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, India, Egypt, Turkey and the UAE, reaching over 2,000 vulnerable children weekly.


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