“We love the Akira Foundation at the International Child Art Foundation.”
13 October 2015
Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq | Washington, D.C., USA

We love the Akira Foundation at the International Child Art Foundation. Our visions are perfectly aligned and our devotion to the next generation is unmatched.

Working together in Japan we are helping nurture children’s creativity so that the next generation can reshape the future and redesign the world, making progress sustainable and peace everlasting. It came as no surprise when the ICAF Youth Board selected the Akira Foundation for the “World Children’s Award 2015.”

We were delighted that Mr. Hirofumi Yokoi came to meet the children at their 5th World Children’s Festival in Washington, D.C. and receive the award from them on June 30, 2015 at The Ellipse, next to The White House. We look forward to working closely with the Akira Foundation for many years to come.

Dr. Ishaq founded the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) in 1997 to serve American children as their national arts and creativity organization and the world’s children as their international arts and creativity organization. He began his career at the World Bank as research economist and later joined the George Washington University as associate professor. He has written extensively on creativity and development. A recipient of The Ziegfeld Award of the United States Society for Education Through Art and the Distinguished Service Award of the United States Sports Academy, he served as one of the five international judges appointed by the United Nations who selected the final design for the Slavery Memorial at the UN Headquarters in New York. Every four years he produces the World Children’s Festival on The National Mall in Washington.