PROMOTERS OF ARTISTIC CREATIVITY AND EXCELLENCE (shortened as PACE)
Is a registered not-for-profit foundation established officially on the 9th day of february-2009 at the Attorney General’s chambers and ministry of justice in Banjul, capital city of the Republic of The Gambia. Founded by its current President– Mr. ABA T. HYDARA, himself as senior artist, writer, educationist, committed social worker and currently working as a revenue controller with the Gambia ferry service and marketing, Aba is also the newly elected District Youth Committee Vice- Chairman for Lower Niumi. PACE was established with the aims of scouting, supporting(through skill-shares trainings)the creatively talented but less opportuned artist(s/es), art lovers and families to excel in their chosen careers by providing them convenient means of supporting their career developments.
CREATIVE MINDS IMPROVE LIVES, IN PEACE WE STEP OUT FOR A GREATER HUMANITARIAN CAUSE
These include online and on stage fund raisings, exhibitions, shows, games, sporting and farming ventures to achieve these set goals. Among other things, we also embark on several noteworthy Government Policy complementing activities in areas of awareness creation in waste-managements, disaster risk reduction, wildlife conservation, marine protected area surveillance and offer of free art and craft lessons in schools, hotels(for children of visiting tourists) and homes.
The introduction of Islamic calligraphy, ballads singing and Middle Eastern costumes along with Euro-Asiatic arts of dancing, language writings and craftworks in our tourist-friendly country would only herald the culturally diverse, tolerant and peaceful nature of us as a people, for it will make our visiting tourist feel home away from home. Our folktales, riddles and vernacular language writers club are making it more easy for our visiting tourists to learn and better understand us.
As a team aspiring for excellence, we seek for urgent scholarship support in fields of animation and Information technology for there’s great lack of experts in these areas, particularly ‘’animation’’ being the most effective means of educating and entertaining our younger generation on history, culture, patriotism, science, the arts and matters affecting them. We even regard the possibility of training us on the field of animation as a close step towards achieving our ultimate goal for investment in our children’s education, especially through such means, it will no doubt guarantee us a more creative and resourceful future generation. We want to abolish the limiting of our art and craft application to only ‘’entertainment’’ but also far-reaching mirror our innovations, inventions, productions and general development ambitions, peace, and tolerant coexistence.