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THE PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL
Elevating Human Dignity. Empowering Women.
What is to be a woman in a refugee camp? Misery, anxiety, isolation, hardship.
The World has a thousand ways to drain our courage, but some people need to remain focused on a north star more than others.
In 2020, Art 4 Humanity started to fund the Photography School, teaching photography to women and girls living in the Diavata refugee camp, Greece. The program - managed daily by the NGOs Smiley Hand and Quick Response Team - has helped these women reclaim their voices and reinstate their identities. Their work has received major critical acclaim, winning the 2021 Global Peace Photo Award.
The Photography School helps these women process their trauma and make their voices heard on the world stage.
You can support the training program of the Photography School by purchasing their photographs, by donating via Art 4 Humanity, or directly to Smiley Hand:
SAVING KIDS FROM THE MAFIA IN ITALY’S MOST DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOODS
Some of Naples's unprivileged neighborhoods are a sociological nightmare. In those areas the Camorra mafia rules, and Kids grow up alongside criminality. Inspired by the violence surrounding them, many create their baby gangs dreaming of mafia, power, and money. Gun loaded, they extort, steal, deal and kill. They remain uneducated and underprivileged children. The Multifunctional Day Center "E. Fernandes Opera don Guanella" is a facility hosting 150 minors - aged 3 - 16 and from critical areas like Secondigliano, Miano, Scampia, Piscinola, and Marianella - in need of valuable alternatives to the mirages of easy earnings, the thirst for power, the charm of a comfortable life offered by the Camorra culture. The Center plays a vital role for these kids. It is an oasis of hope and aid, offering meals, psychological counseling services, educational and recreational training programs, professional and social guidance alike to empower the kids understand better that there are possible alternative ways of living than criminality. By supporting the “E. Fernandes Opera don Guanella", you will be contributing to saving and changing the lives of hundreds of children and building fair and thoughtful future societies.
Impacting the lives of hundreds of children and their communities.
CIAMO, Centre International d'Art et de Musique, is transforming the lives of hundreds of children in Benin, West Africa, through culture and music programs as part of their weekly class schedule and after-school programs, including dance, theater, photography, computer skills, and English language classes. Recent results from the Ministry of Primary Education in Benin show that the students from CIAMO had the best performance among 957 primary schools during the school year of 2018-2019. CIAMO is a testimonial of how arts change young lives, accelerate brain development, creativity, foster talent, and promote a higher level of thinking. CIAMO also plays a role in the fight against malaria and covid19 through mass awareness campaigns. By choosing to dedicate your purchase to CIAMO, you will be helping make an impact in Benin society and change the lives of thousands of children. To find out more information about the so vital work of CIAMO or make a direct donation, please visit their website:
GIRLS ON THE RUN-DC
Empowering girls in 3rd-8th grade, the next generation of leaders.
Girls on the Run-DC inspires girls across DC and Prince George's County to become healthy, joyful, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Through Girls on the Run-DC, girls learn critical life and leadership skills that stick with them for years to come such as positive conflict resolution and healthy coping mechanisms.
Girls on the Run-DC believes in the limitless potential of each girl we serve and focuses on strengths and abilities rather than risks or challenges. Our goal is for ALL girls to be able to participate in Girls on the Run, regardless of her family's financial status. Your purchase today supports the GOTR-DC Scholarship Program, a key way that we accomplish our goal of accessibility and inclusivity.
If you wish to make a donation to Girls on the Run-DC or volunteer, you can find more information at the following website:
ALMA EN MOVIMIENTO
Education should be a right not a privilege.
Alma en Movimiento is a training scholarship program for 18-to 26-year-old dancers, which the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogota, Colombia, actively supports and maintains. This program offers simultaneous training in contemporary technique, classical ballet, and other dance styles to expand the technical and artistic versatility of its students.
The project is a response to the need to support the training and visibility of young dancers and to create a space that allows for the development of Colombian artistic expression.
By choosing to dedicate your purchase to Alma en Movimiento, you will be helping to create a professional Colombian dance company comprising the best and most talented of Colombia’s youth.
You can find more information on the project at the following website:
Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory
Supporting access to music as a source of integration and a gateway to employment.
Founded in 2007, The Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (KJC) is the only music institution in Nepal dedicated to learning Western classical and contemporary music. In 2017, KJC established a 2-year Diploma Course to provide aspiring musicians with an education that supports and empowers the local music scene. This course also prepares students to be eligible for admission to bachelor's level studies in Europe and the U.S., which will eventually contribute to creating a more vibrant and dynamic local music scene.
We believe that ensuring access to music education is needed now more than ever, especially in Nepal where the vast majority of resources are not available even to the wealthiest population and the Covid-19 crisis is likely to continue having great economic and social consequences. With so many students struggling financially, KJC’s main goal is to allow them to complete their music education.
By choosing to donate to KJC, you will be helping Nepali students to complete their Diploma Course and enable them to pursue a professional career in music.
If you wish to make a direct donation to KJC, you can find more information at the following website:
SIMONE X SOFIA
A little funding goes a long way.
Simone was a brilliant and generous Italian gentleman who died tragically in a car accident earlier this year, at the age of 38. Simone’s family has founded Simone x Sofia to help others as well as to keep Simone’s generosity alive.
Sofia is a little girl living in Sicily, Italy, who has recently experienced the painful loss of her single and proud mother Antonella, who worked with great dignity until the last moment of her life. By choosing to dedicate your purchase to Sofia, you will be contributing to giving her the opportunity of going to school, having a decent life, and building her own future.
If you wish to make a direct donation to Simone x Sofia, you can find more information at the following website: