Start Foundation

Brief Description :

START was founded in March 2007 by Art Dubai and the Al Madad Foundation, they have taken the United Nation's Human Rights Council declaration on the 'Rights of the Child' as their code of conduct. Their belief in art and artists working without borders means that START can enable children to determine their own stories.


  • Our charity provides art education through workshops for refugees, orphans and children with special needs across the Middle East and India.
    The workshops give children the opportunity to express themselves, engage with others and develop a feeling of self-worth.

Targeting Group :

  • Children in refugee camps, orphanages and special needs centers.

Beneficiaries Number:

  • 1,100 underprivileged children per week.

Initiative Impact:

1- Provide a safe place to free imagination.
2- Help refugees, orphans and special needs children.
3- Run 50 workshops every week.
4- Provide education for over 100 children every week.
5- Organize mentorships by hundreds of artists.
6- Build confidence and creativity in children.