Let’s Colour painted a wall in Abdulla Keta High School in Tirana, Albania
As a part of their volunteer programs, AkzoNobel and MasterPeace Albania painted a wall in Abdulla Keta High School in order to have a positive impact on the young and bright minds of Tirana.Albania, Tirana
As a part of their volunteer programs, AkzoNobel and MasterPeace Albania painted a wall in Abdulla Keta High School in order to have a positive impact on the young and bright minds of Tirana.
In the past years, Let’s Colour volunteer organizations were dedicated and worked very hard to bring color to people’s lives through Let’s Colour actions around the world.
Social change through the art
As MasterPeace Albania has the vision for youth empowerment and the involvement of the Albanian students and youngsters in social activities, they picked the location which suited the purpose. The 18 square meter wall faces the main street of the city, making sure that everyone will be able to see this piece of art.
Considering the history of war and conflict in the country, the club aims to promote social change through art. The focus is also on the cultural and religious tolerance among different groups and minorities in the country, so this is represented in the different colors of the mural’s design. Artist Edison Rruga came up with a kaleidoscope of colors to represent the various backgrounds, beliefs, traditions and identities of the people, celebrating their uniqueness and beauty.
Volunteer ideas were also very inspirational and contributed to the project. There were around 40 participants creating this piece of art – the AkzoNobel and MasterPeace volunteers, EVS students and NGO Act for Society members. All together, the participants colored the wall, despite the bad weather which made it impossible to paint the wall on the first day.
Now, the colorful wall is a daily reminder for the students that art is a powerful tool for expression, conveying their message and contributing to their society.