I AM Valid is the new art outreach of I AM Family Ministries. Not only are many of our I AM Family children and young adults gifted musically, but many are also amazing artists, and I AM Valid is their special opportunity to shine.
Art also can be very therapeutic for wounded souls facing and overcoming the challenges that life has handed them. The children of I AM Family have faced hunger, disease, death, homelessness, abandonment, and hopelessness. For these children, art has helped them rise above the ugliness they have experienced, and instead see the beauty around them. That beauty comes out in their art.
The name, I AM Valid, came out of our desire to encourage Ugandan youth to follow their dreams rather than settling for something less. Growing up in Uganda is a hard life, and so many of our youth give up on their dreams, instead choosing quick and easy ways to make money. Rather than pursuing education, music, soccer, or art, they affiliate with gangs, or choose dangerous occupations like boda-boda motor –bikes which some times leads them to death.
• I AM Valid is our effort to encourage, support, and validate our youth and their dreams, and to help our young people pursue their special God-given talents rather than settling for a life of trouble that often leads to death at a young age.
• The IAM Valid is to provide support to I AM Family Ministries projects through I AM Academy, and also allow these artists to continue their work, their healing, and their giving back to I AM and their communities.
How You Can Help
Donations and gifts: You can support one of our Youth Artist with a one-time donation of $1000 US dollars to start an Art painting shop.
Advocating for us: We need ambassadors to represent our organisation and advocate for our programs in companies, churches, schools and government institutions. And also to organize mission trips to our centers.
Partnering: Partner with us by becoming a donor/sponsor, volunteer or an ambassador.
Support our Artists through buying their paintings.