It’s great to see that a previous Community Art Facilitator joined the team on a permanent basis! Zain Nazier joined the Butterfly Art Project in 2012 as a Community Art Facilitator and has been involved with BAP in various roles such as developing the Art in Youth Development module for the Training Programme and assisting with leading classes at Heart for Art. We’d like to welcome Zain to the BAP team as the new... [Continue Reading] Mentoring Liaison.
Zain Nazier, guiding his class through a clay lesson.
Zain Nazier started his career as a Youth Co-ordinator at the New World Foundation Training and Development Centre situated in Lavender Hill in 1999 and served the community for 15 years. In 2013 he started an NPC (Non-Profit Company) called "Your True Colours” which serves in Greater Retreat on the Cape Flats, and acts as an Executive Director, founding member and facilitator in the organisation. Most recently Zain was at the Al-Fitrah Foundation where he was the safe space coordinator and was tasked to set up safe space nationally and internationally.
Zain guiding some of the learners into sculpting clay animals
Zain is working across all BAP progammes and projects, supporting Community Art Facilitators with effective and good quality psycho-social interventions through their art classes. He has also joined the Heart for Art Team and will be facilitating his very own pottery, painting and knitting classes at our Art Centre in Vrygrond.
Zain Nazier, our new Mentoring Liaison and Heart for Art Facilitator.
Zain believes in the healing power of art in the work with traumatised children and youth. With that philosophy he is a perfect fit for the team. Welcome to the team, Zain.