Elasu Elvis (Levy)



    Levys father died when he was very young and he was left with his mother. She frequently fell ill and as a result, she was not able to provide for Levy. He bounced from place to place and he stayed with different family members as he tried to complete his studies. Ultimately, no one took responsibility for him and he realized his future was up to him if he wanted to thrive.  Levy always understood the importance of education and so worked hard to remain in school, often working for school administration in exchange for school fees or requirements.  Unfortunately, his hard work and perseverance wasn’t always enough and he spent some time living on the streets in both Entebbe and in Jinja.  Now as an artist, he paints to portray the lives and struggles of street children in an effort to raise awareness. In addition to his talent in art, he is also a gifted dancer, choreographer, and beat boxer. In his time off, he offers dance fitness classes vulnerable children in the community.

    Levy is strong, courageous and kind and even through his struggles, has become a contributing member of society. Through a PFP scholarship program, in 2019, he completed a Bachelors degree in Art and Design. He aspires to continue his studies and to obtain a Masters degree as well. Levy wants to become a professional artist, to have an art gallery and also to become a teacher or a lecturer at University.  He says that he wants to use art and dance to communicate, inspire and motivate others. In general, he wants to be a positive role model in both visual and performing arts–we believe that with a little hand up, there is no limit to what he can accomplish.