The African Workshop runs projects for at-risk and street kids to learn through creativity. We work with artists, teachers and musicians to give young people access to education, art and positive futures.

From pop-up community centres to residential courses, we support projects that make a real difference to children’s lives and help them take control. We fuel their imaginations; they change their lives.

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Sponsor my aching thighs!

I’m back on the bike for my annual ride to Brighton in aid of the African Workshop. This is one of our main money raisers so dig deep! If you make you feel better, my legs will really hurt… ***Bank account details at bottom of this message or visit www.africanworkshop.org*** Your money will help us [...]

Photos by Sarah Hickson

Back from Bamako and sunk into the London rain and cold, it has been brilliant to look through Sarah’s beautiful pictures from Bamako. She has really captured the colour, characters – and kung fu moves – that make the workshop so special! Check out the images in the gallery. A huge thank you to Sarah, [...]

Hand in hand

I met up with Drissa today, the man who is the reason I ever came here. We first wrote to each other when we were eight (read the story) and today he took my hand and lead me through Bamako. We slid through the market, past wax prints and soap stacks, mounds of drying shrimp [...]