ARTBOUND IS A NONPROFIT volunteer initiative that harnesses the power of the arts in support of Free The Children. We partner with artists and those passionate about the arts to raise needed funds to build sustainable infrastructure in developing countries that help underprivileged children to live better lives and break the cycle of poverty.

The primary focus is to build schools that enrich children with a full education, including art schools and programming, empower them through leadership and development of skills that help them improve their living conditions and generate sustainable income, and engage a global community in volunteer, school building and mentorship.

In addition to building schools, Artbound also supports Free The Children’s Adopt a Village model that provides clean water, medical care facilities and alternative income programs – all working in unison to allow children to learn and develop in a healthy and safe environment.

The Artbound Team traveled to Kenya to assist in the building of the first arts school in the country. The pavilion will be a centre for singing, painting, dance and theatre. It has been fully integrated into the Kisaruni School for Girls that FTC built. – from ARTBOUND website

Daisuke has joined The Artbound Team in 2010 and traveled to Masai Mara in Kenya and conducted the students’ “first time in life” painting workshop at Kisaruni School for Girls in 2011. He intends to return and conduct another visual art workshop in 2014 with his portrait paintings of the school’s first graduating class.