WELCOME TO OUR "GO TEAM GHANA!" FUNDRAISING PAGE!
"GO TEAM GHANA!" is a humanitarian design collaboration.
We are a mesh of designers, dreamers, moon watchers, doers and vagabonds. As former designers from ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", we are taking our skills and passion for designing with a purpose and spreading it like wild flower over seas. This time all the way to Ghana, West Africa.
We have joined forces with 3 stellar non-profit organizations:
Art Feeds + Touch A Life + Connor's Song
To build the "Connor's Creative Art Center" in Ghana, West Africa.
THE BAD NEWS: Modern day slavery exists.
Nearly 7,000 children are being trafficked in the fishing industry of Lake Volta, Ghana. They are sold for the equivalent of $20.
For more details and imagery: Touch A Life Foundation Documentary
THE GOOD NEWS: People care.
Touch A Life has rescued nearly 100 of the 7,000 children. They have outgrown their facilities, and are building bigger, in order to help more kids.
Connor’s Song, inspired by the creativity and imagination of Connor Deal who passed at the age of 12, is working to bring healing to hurting children. The “Connor’s Creative Art Center” will be built in honor of Connor, and will help restore these children through art therapy and creative healing.
Art Feeds will be running the art programs out of “Connor’s Creative Art Center.”
Why ART? Why for these kids?
Glad you asked.
BECAUSE ART = FREEDOM.
These children are being empowered through the freedom of expression. They are learning, some for the first time, how to be kids and dream big. At one point in their lives, they were sold for the amount we pay for a few cups of coffee.
Please help us show these kids they are worth it!
All funds raised will go towards the following:
1) Fill a shipping container with furniture + supplies for the Art Center
2) Ship the 40' container with the supplies overseas to Ghana
3) Send the Design Team back to Ghana to help bring the Art Center to life
Thank you a million times over for showing your support.
We believe good design can change the world.
Design with a Purpose,
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Photo Credit: Kat Marie Valencia
Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick