Protect The Child. Hang Up on Conflict Minerals
Our “ Protect the Child” campaign is about raising awareness around the issue of CONFLICT MINERALS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and about raising money to help the children who have been tragically displaced by this war. Our charity partner for the campaign is Save the Children . How did we get involved?
Well through our Hands That Shape Humanity mentor program we asked College of Fine Arts graduates, University of NSW to design an ordinary product with an extraordinary message. Jason Giam’s campaign and designs for “Protect the Child” were chosen for two reasons. His work was fantastic – it was inspired and considered and the issue that he wants to bring to the attention of every person of his generation is that we need to create a demand for change and insist that all of our mobile phones, computers be CONFLICT free. Did you know that your mobile phone fuels one of the deadliest conflicts in the world today, in which over 5 million people have died and that the region has a rape epidemic.
SEAT was designed by College of Fine Arts graduate Niki Banados as part of the Hands That Shape Humanity hand up Mentor program. It is a small stool produced in a sustainable bamboo factory in Vietnam (this is the first place SEAT is helping!) but more than that SEAT is being used to raise money for The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. Did you know that 4 out of 5 Indigenous kids...
HANDS THAT SHAPE HUMANITY – inspiring human potential
Hands That Shape Humanity (Hands)is a social enterprise committed to affecting positive social change through action, with one clear vision: inspiring human potential. The Hands philosophy is that inﬁnite possibility exists within everyone and that every person has the capacity to shape not only their own world