When Guylene Solon turned up at my door step a couple of days ago with more than just a suitcase, I knew this would be an opportunity to utilise her talent (of which she has many) in collaboration with #Art4ChangeHaiti. Continue reading
In 2013 I went to Haiti to volunteer at the Sai Baba Centre which provides nutritious meals to over 2000 children living in camps in and around Port-au-Prince. When it was time for me to leave after a month – I knew I would one day return to volunteer again!
So when I was elected as UAL ACS President (University of the Arts London African Caribbean Society), I took up the opportunity to fundraise for myself and members 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). We’ll be taking our skills from Art School to the camps of Port-au-Prince to give children arts and crafts workshops. It doesn’t stop there! Many of the children left homeless from the 2010 earthquake do not attend school. The designs the children make will be produced into merchandise (hand-printed tote bags, mugs, note books etc) which will be sold and the money goes towards school fees. It’s our way of using art to make a change! Continue reading