Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
- Ethiopian Women's Visual Artists association has been provided different art training for the community. The association gave training for different 3 elementary schools for over 300 students on March 8, 2016, and the student’s age varies between 7-13. - The second training session was prepared in 2016 in collaboration with Kotebe Metropolitan College(University) and our association members prepared training for 70 faculty graduates to provide professional art training. The training was planned as a train-the–trainees approach. And the trainers immediately start teaching their counterparts when they go back to their home town. The program helped the trainers to create awareness about artwork and related areas in their regions. - The association members organize a short workshop in 2017 for 10 primary school teachers targeting more than 50 female trainers with the same principle that the trainers will teach their students. - Every year, our association provides professional support to Ethiopian women visual artists members which are preparing short time capacity building training.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
- Our association provides capacity building training for its women members every year. As a result of the training, members of the association are producing more works and their artwork will start showing in different art exhibitions, galleries, and related showrooms. - The previous organized three training and workshops results were highly effective - On the training that was prepared for elementary schools, the association choose about 100 students among 300 students who were given the training. This event inspired us to give advice to the school to give more skill based training on fine arts to the students and as a result, encouraged the school to focus on these chosen students. This experience let other schools do the same and we get more calls and proposals after that from various elementary and junior schools to give them similar training on fine arts. - The association has given training for Teachers. The training was prepared on a teach-the-teachers approach. After the training was concluded the trainers immediately start teaching their counterparts when they got back to their home town. The program helped lots of trainers to create awareness about artwork and related areas in their regions.