Our Mission is to provide opportunities for the disadvantaged children of Bermuda to discover and develop their talents and passions. We are dedicated to the development of teachers with the social skills required to effectively educate artistically and technically inclined students. We are here to assist families and children with special and exceptional educational needs.
The Makeda Trust was formed in 2005 as one part of a three pronged initiative to address students being failed by the school system and at the same time allowing opportunity for a rebirth of the entertainment industry in Bermuda. Johann Pestalozzi has been often quoted “If you want to change the future, teach the children.”... Read More
The Makeda Trust was formed in 2005 as one part of a three pronged initiative to address students being failed by the school system and at the same time allowing opportunity for a rebirth of the entertainment industry in Bermuda. Johann Pestalozzi has been often quoted “If you want to change the future, teach the children.” This vision is shared by The Makeda Trust and TAPAT. The Makeda Trust is the charitable arm of this venture which is focused on reaching out to disadvantaged youth through alternative educational opportunities, using the power of the performing arts and its associated technologies as it medium. The Makeda Trust’s programmes deliver quality performing arts education in order to enhance literacy, numeracy, self awareness and team work. These workshops are geared to provide students with an internationally recognized certification, either through the Rockschool’s Performance Arts Awards (see www.performanceartsawards.com) or through Edexcel’s BTEC and GSCE (see www.edexcel.com) in conjunction with TAPAT.
The Makeda Trust has spent the majority of its resources over the past three years adapting the successful Brit School curriculum to fit the needs of Bermuda and designing the implementation plan for TAPAT. Out of this process, the team identified a number of opportunities to apply the new curriculum immediately through outreach programmes, while the fund raising strategy for TAPAT is being developed. All of Makeda’s workshops share the following three characteristics: inclusive, vocational, and based on internationally recognized curriculums on par with the IB and British A Levels. Show Less
Our first major project is the The Academy of Performing Arts and Technology (TAPAT), modeled in collaboration with the BRIT School in Croydon, England. Our objective is to showcase for the world the dramatic social impact that can be achieved when all children find purpose in their education.