Let's Create Packs: Yodomo in Partnership with Crafts Council
Yodomo is delighted to be part of the newly launched Arts Council England's #LetsCreate campaign to get art and craft supplies into the hands of vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis.
Working in partnership with Crafts Council, Yodomo is one of several partners including Toast and Hobbycraft who will be supporting the campaign.
Let’s Create Packs aim to keep children and young people engaged and creative during the Covid-19 lockdown. Each pack is filled with art supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons and scrapbooks and an activity book developed in partnership with 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner, and art teacher, Andria Zafirakou. They will be distributed to less advantaged primary and secondary school-aged children to ensure that children from less privileged backgrounds do not miss out on the health, wellbeing, and educational benefits of creativity while away from school.
As an official Crafts Council partner in this initiative, Yodomo will be contributing 1000 Papercraft Kits with materials for papercraft courses Make a Collage and Make a Book, with guides and worksheets provided by instructors Isabella Mitchell and Hanbury Press.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis and current lockdown measures, we are pleased to be able to support communities in using crafts to support collective wellbeing, providing mindful creative activities and materials for less advantaged young people during the lockdown.
In addition to the contributions made by Yodomo and other partners, Crafts Council will soon launch a public campaign to enable everyone to contribute craft materials to this campaign.
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said:
“Creativity is vital for children’s development and wellbeing, as well as bringing sheer joy. Now more than ever it is essential that children have access to the resources they need to enjoy these benefits, so we’re very pleased to work with Andria Zafirakou and our local partners to distribute these packs, and help to ensure that a child’s background is no barrier to fulfilling their creative potential.”