Internationally-acclaimed street artist Maser has teamed up with young people from Clay Youth Project in Crumlin to demonstrate the importance and impact of youth initiatives. Throughout the course of a series of workshops, Maser and the youths will create a bespoke artwork together embodying the theme of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. The aim of the fund is to inspire and support young people and empowee them to become confident leaders of the future.
Maser is asking all youth-oriented non-profit and community groups to think outside the box when it comes to project ideas. Well-known for his distinctive and striking designs, Maser embodies the theme of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund whos hard work has helped him to achieve his goals. Maser expressed his delight at getting the chance to get involved in the initiative;
“I’m very grateful to be involved and support the Coca-Cola Thank you Fund. It’s a great initiative for the young people of Ireland. I will be working with a youth group from Crumlin, to collaborate on creating a mural based on their concepts and ideas. The role of mentoring these kids and sharing my experience is a rewarding one for me, with the hope to teach and educate.
“I know in return I’ll also take a lot from this new experience. Creativity, innovation and fresh ideas are something to be encouraged in young people in Ireland – there are ambitious people here who want to make things happen and they need support. I’m asking all those people out there with great ideas to get online and apply for funding – there’s a load of money to give away so if you have a project you’re passionate about please submit your ideas.”
Commenting on Maser’s involvement, Petre Sandru, Country Manager, Coca-Cola Ireland, said: “The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is open for applications for another year and with €100K available to non-profit organisations we’re looking for new and exciting ideas that need funding to make them happen. This year we decided to work on our own youth-led initiative to really demonstrate the theme of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. Today we’re really excited to be unveiling a collaboration between Maser and Clay Youth Project. I’d like to thank Maser, a true example of creativity, ambition and dedication, for joining us as our ambassador, and Clay Youth Project for working with us on this initiative. I can’t wait to see the results and wish them all the best of luck as they get to work and start creating together.”
For more info you can visit www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou