LALELA (la·le·la) v.: A ZULU WORD THAT MEANS 'TO LISTEN'
 

Through Lalela's arts curriculum and critical messaging component, we ignite imagination and teach children how to map and manifest their dreams and goals, launching the possibility of a different future for themselves and their communities.

Everyday after-school, in the hours when children are most vulnerable to abuse of every kind, we work to break the barriers of challenge. We start early (age 6) in developing the art of imagination and we continue through grade 12 to connect the arts to everything important in a child's life, from core academics to critical life skills.

Our role in arts education is to help blaze the trail in whole brain thinking with a proven path to innovation and new job creation. Our programs create permanent change with positive outlooks, community role models and the mindset for our students to design a more certain future for themselves and their communities.

Ideas, Art and Music are the signature components of every Lalela curriculum. At Lalela, we engage and empower youth in creative thinking and solutions. Our arts education methodology is not a handout - it's a paradigm shift.

The I AM curriculum empowers Lalela students with the character traits and life-skills to be a part of the
I ACT model of change.

Innovation in Lalela's classrooms Activates creative thinking and awakens the entrepreneurial spirit. Through Collaboration with each other and with Lalela's community partners, our students are equipped with the tools to Transform their lives and become leaders in their communities.

At Lalela, we...

 
 

Lalela supports and is aligned with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: