ARTS EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL Overview
Geographic areas served: West Africa
We provide sustainable, community-based arts outreach programs for orphaned, abandoned and traumatized children all over the world.
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I met Sarah Geller the founder of AEI at an event where she was nominated for an award. I have never felt so strongly about a single organization in my life. As an actor AEI's method of providing emotional rehabilitation makes so much sense, and as a kid I understand the positive effects of fun. I ... more »
The largest problems in the world do not have simple solutions. However, we live in a world of instant gratification and synecdoches, whereas we process the majority of our information in summaries and tag lines. This is often especially true with philanthropy: We want simple, direct altruism, where... more »
As a long-time supporter of AEI, I have been incredibly impressed with the dedication of the staff in the U.S. (who work on an all-volunteer basis) and how communicative they are with AEI donors. Each campaign they run is followed up with extensive reports, updates, and blog-postings from the ... more »