In 2015, several millions of children, women, and men benefited from African Artists for Development’s programs.
The exhibition “Lumières d’Afriques”, presented at the Théâtre National de Chaillot and in Eurostar’s hall at Gare du Nord, attracted thousands of visitors and was a great success. For the first time, 54 world-renowned artists, one for each State on the great African continent, presented a work inspired by a single theme: “The Illuminated Africa”.
A design contest was launched in West Africa to create the furniture of the second “Belle Bibliothèque du Bénin” in Abomey, in the centre for contemporary creation of the artist Zinkpè.
The Refugees on the Move program, in partnership with UNHCR, continued in Burkina-Faso where the choreographer, Salia Sanou, directed two workshops.
AAD continues its successful Township Orchestra program in South Africa, using music as a vehicle for reintegration and academic success. Three classes benefit from this program at Steenberg High School.
The full version of the comic book “Les Diamants de Kamituga”, HIV/AIDS prevention tool in DRC, was published in France. AAD still supports SOS-Sida and funds two Voluntary Screening Centres in Bukavu.