Nubuke Foundation supports Wa Methodist School for the Blind and Wa School for the Deaf (Wadeaf) since 2011, offering workshops on design, dyeing, technical understanding, and entrepreneurial skills. Blind students craft modern furniture, while Deaf students create new household products from existing materials.



Arts Collaboratory

Assemble UK 

The University of Applied
Arts Vienna (Austria)


Producer Enterprises Promotion Service Centre (PEPS-C)

Centre for National Culture Upper West Region

Upper West Ghana Tourism Authority Regional Office

The University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria)

The University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria) and the Nubuke Foundation (Ghana) have been working together for years in a spirit of fruitful partnership. This cooperative relationship is based on shared appreciation of diverse cultures, active interest in various traditions and forms of practice, active interest in storing knowledge, in perspectives and visions, as well as the joy we have in learning together – from each other and with each other – with a view to contributing constructively and collaboratively to solutions of current and future problems.

The team of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, under the direction of Barbara Putz-Plecko and Christoph Kaltenbrunner, found tremendously active, visionary and reliable partners in the team of the Nubuke Foundation, and in particular in Odile Tevie and Kofi Setordji. The University is pleased to be able to pursue, step by step, the objectives set forth in the memorandum that both teams jointly formulated.In February 2018, the University of Applied Arts, Vienna team organised a dyeing workshop with the Centre. It was facilitated by Ladji Barry, a dyer and artist from Mali, was part of the team that participated in the 2023 Woori: A Festival of our Weaving Tradition.

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