Education
 Uganda
Project #1669

Project FOCUS: Art for Development in Uganda

by Project FOCUS

Summary

This project supports community initiatives for youth affected by HIV/AIDS in Lyantonde, Uganda through the creation and exhibition of artwork.
$14,366
total raised
104
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

Children seek recognition and a chance to create. In Lyantonde, Uganda, devastated by AIDS, the reality of poverty and social stigma threatens community cohesion and cultural heritage. The needs of AIDS orphans demand a response that extends beyond material support and touches upon the human need to share experiences with others. We want to provide youth with a means of self-expression and a platform to educate public audiences and actively combat social apathy.

Solution

Work produced from multi-media art projects in Uganda will be exhibited in the United States to collect resources to support programs for youth identified by the community.

Long-Term Impact

In the US, audiences are overwhelmed with negative images. Sharing intimate stories from Uganda personalizes a crisis and builds support for action. Leveraging assets, we hope to strengthen the capacity of Ugandan communities to address local needs.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.projectfocus.org
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Organization Information

Project FOCUS

Location: Chicago, Illinois - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.projectfocus.org
Project Leader:
Project FOCUS
Executive Director
Chicago, IL United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 104 donors like you, a total of $14,366 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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