Oyo Projects is an association of artists, activists and other committed people. They share the wish to support street kids and young adults by engaging them in artistic and creative activities. Since 2012 the Oyo.Project team is working with street children in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In total, the projects provides food, medical support and clothes to 15 – 20 children and youths and offers regular art classes in drawing, painting, theater, music and modern artforms.
The Oyo.Project team aims at transferring the participating children to school classes, professional art classes and different formations to ensure a long-term amelioration of their situation. This will enable the children to live a self-determined life. Therefore Oyo.Project is partnering with local NGOs, schools, art teachers and hospitals.
Oyo Projects is rising awareness and encouraging discussion about the street kids’ precarious situation through public exhibitions, street art and interventions. For all participating kids, Oyo provides meals, medicine and primary health care, and most of all offers a reliable contact person who takes their problems seriously. Oyo.Projects promotes gender equality using mural art as a tool to include all genders. Girls and Boys have the same power and voice while they participate in our collaborative cultural activities.
Since 2019 Oyo Projects collaborates with Option ONG toengage youths in recycling, upcycling and the cleaning of polluted rivers in Kinshasa.The project combines the opportunity to make the city healthier and cleaner while creating useful
jobs for young adults from difficult backgrounds.
The goal of our program is to educate young adults to feel useful in society, to have self-confidence,
and to create awareness for their situation. Our goal in this program is to allow the youth to have
useful knowledge that creates income and to enable them to live a self-determined life.
Membership & Visitors
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors