UNSEEN ME EXHIBITION
Started in 2017, the unseen me exhibition has grown into not just a network but a safe space where street connected children and vulnerable children from under privileged communities around Kampala and beyond come together to showcase their talents to the general public and different child rights practitioners through art, music, and fashion as a way of bridging a gap between street connected children and the general public but also voice out the challenges they face.
Organized by Streetlights Uganda (A Not for profit organization that uses Art to empower street connected children) annually, the Exhibition has in the 3 years (2017, 2018, 2019) its been held fostered growth in talents and confidence of over 150 children and has helped build a stronger network among key stakeholders that promote children’s rights who have participated annually in the exhibition attracting an audience of over 700 guests. Among these include stakeholders like Save Street Children Uganda, Raising Up Hope for Uganda, Faces Up Uganda, Holy Street Outreach, Ghetto Film Project and many more guests from different walks of life.
Each year’s edition was organized under a specific theme with a wide range of activities lined up towards that given theme. Among the activities done previously included beatboxing, fashion showcase, poetry, live painting, panel sessions, workshops, exhibition among others.
Ever since the outbreak of the Pandemic in 2019, Streetlights Uganda has not organised yet another annual Unseen Me Exhibition but in the light of easing of the economy and events, we will announce dates and changes to this annual event fostered towards giving streetchildren a platform to showcase their talents. Stay tuned.