Philanthropic project goes for the creative touch in after-school activities

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Arts education is believed to have many positive effects on children, with studies finding it has a substantial impact on students’ academic, social and emotional outcomes. It has also been associated with improved critical thinking abilities, increased compassion for others and a significant point reduction in disciplinary infractions in students who received such education compared to those who did not.In MENA, arts education is not only important for students’ personalities, but it can also be transformational for their careers. Rabea Ataya, the founder and CEO of, was quoted in an op-ed published by The Brookings Institution as saying that “employers are searching for young people with good arts education and pay them well.”CORRECTING EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITIESAn initiative driven by the Elisa Sednaoui Foundation (ESF) and Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) Philanthropy more...