Art 4 Change: Haiti Volunteering
So when I was elected as UAL ACS President (University of the Arts London African Caribbean Society) in 2014-2015, I took up the opportunity to fundraise for ACS to volunteer in Haiti this summer! We successfully raised £650 of which £267 was sent to the centre in December to organise a festive party for the children (click link for pics http://wp.me/p53GGa-Wm)
Unfortunately we are still a long way to go with our fundraising, despite our many efforts to raise money at our events. Thank you to everyone who has helped by donating. Please continue to donate so we can make this volunteering trip possible.
About our volunteering trip:
We'll be organising arts and crafts workshops for children living in camps in and around Port-au-Prince. Many of these children do not attend school. We aim to continue to fundraise towards their school fees by printing their art works onto merchandise that can be sold.
We'll also be making documentary about the experience which will be posted online and on Facebook so you can be part of the journey from the beginning!
UPDATE Oct 2015: I used my student loan to by a ticket to go to Haiti during the summer for 3week! I actually facilitated the workshops proposed! THANK YOU ALL for the support. The money being raised is to fund school fees of as many of the children (45) possible part of the 2 week workshops held in summer 2015!
This campaign will end on 1st July 2016! Pls help us reach our online goal of £750 before then!
I no longer run UAL ACS however I'm using my platforms to actively campaign!
UPDATE Sept 2016: Money was sent to Haiti c/o Shanti Paudel, co-ordinator of the Sai Baba Centre who supports the food programmes for homeless children in PAP! 2000 dollars was sent, and we received an additon 500 dollars from an annoymous donor making the total 2500 dollars for 21 childrens shool fees, uniform and books for the year!
UPDATE Oct 2016: Hurricane Matther has cause devastation in Haiti, with certain parts such as Jeremie worst hit. Our children from the workshops are safe and have beem relocted with thier families to new camps, however they aren't able to attend school and are still in desperate need of help for basic living items!
Due to this we are re-opening our campaign to support the children and their families. Please donate whatever you can. The money will be sent via Western Union to Haiti to the Sai Baba Centre in Port-au-Prince (PAP)
Any amount you can donate will make a HUGE difference! You'll recieve a special 'thank you' gift from us (please include your email).
We believe in using art to make a difference... Help us make it a reality! www.art4changetheworld.org
Thank you for your generousity. You can also donate via PayPal using our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-4-Change/750310075080966
To sponsor, volunteer, help us campaign or require more info just sent an email - we'd love to hear from you!
Kai, Art4ChangeTheWorld, Diversity Matters
p.s I have set up a platform called Diversity Matters which will now be supporting Arts 4 Change initiatives!
It's over a year since I started this campaign, and with your help I was able to raise over £2000 which will fund the school fees of 21 children out of the 45 children part of the #Art4ChangeHaiti project I facilitated last summer! The money was sent last month in time for school to start!
Thank you all so much!
As you have all heard, Haiti and other part of the Caribbean were badly hit by Hurricane Matthew. Thankfully I'm told all the children in from the project in PAP are safe. Worst hit areas were Jeremie. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.
Today a friend of mine contacted me and asked if he could donate. And shortly after, another friend offered to do some fundraising! I feel so blessed to be surrounded by people who want to help, even in any small way.
So yes, we reached our goal, however the fundraising still continues to help the children get their school back! My contact in PAP is Shanti Paudel, a journalist and co-ordinator of the Sai Baba Centre which supports the children. Having worked with him, I can testify that he is trustworthy and has the children's interest at heart.
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com for information or collaboration ideas.
Thank you again!