Wearing your HOPE for Ariang T-shirt is a fun and easy way to publicize our efforts to build the Ariang School and educate others about the ongoing political crises in Sudan!
T-Shirts ordered online are $20 which includes a $5 shipping fee.
Thank you for your support!
$60 for the next 6 months will cover the cost of nutritious meals for one student at Ariang School during the national food crisis. The provision of school meals will encourage children to attend school and ensure their health and well-being.
$30 per year will cover medicines for de-worming a child suffering from parasites (ie. luke worms, tapeworms). This will help children stay healthy, enhancing their ability to learn.
$25 per year will buy a uniform for one of our 230 female students which will encourage them to attend school. Some young girls do not attend school simply because their families cannot afford clothes or uniforms. Help reduce the barriers for our girls to get an education.
$3,500-4,000 will cover the cost of drilling a well to provide safe drinking water for students and their families. The close proximity of water to Ariang School will also shorten the traveling time that young girls have to make to fetch water. As a result, this water provision will increase enrollment rates for young women.
- $15 provides school lunch for a month
- $20 provides one student with a full set of text books
- $25 buys a set of school uniforms for one student for one year
- $30 provides one student with a backpack full of school supplies and textbooks
Students cannot receive quality instruction without trained teachers. Currently, most teachers in Ariang School have not completed primary or secondary education. These teachers cannot read and write basic English. None of the teachers have received formal teacher training. As a result, Ariang students have difficulty passing national exams qualifying them for secondary education.
Part of our mission is not only to build the school for the children of Ariang village, but also to ensure that children receive quality education by training teachers.
We recognize the importance of investing in these teachers’ education as a critical step for improving overall instruction in Ariang School. With the scholarship, these teachers will be able to get training and further their education in the Training Institute for Teachers.
You can sponsor a teacher by making a monthly or yearly contribution to the Teacher Scholarship Fund. We will provide you or your family with a picture of the teacher.
- $35 buys instructional materials for a school year.
- $150 per school year will buy the instructional materials that one teacher needs for his or her classroom (i.e. pens, pencils, markers, notepads, and teacher planning books).
- $500 covers a monthly salary for one teacher
the tuition for a prospective teacher candidate in teacher training. This will allow one teacher from Ariang School, currently with an 8th grade level of education, to complete secondary school in Uganda and attend teacher training courses so s/he can return to the village as an educated, well-trained teacher and provide effective instructions for students.
The classroom chalkboards at Ariang School are become worn and dull making it difficult for teachers and students to use. Help give our 600 students new chalkboards in 2015. To replace and add an additional chalkboard it will cost $1,000 per classroom. Your donation of any amount will help us reach our goal of installing 16 new chalkboards before students begin a new year in February 2015.
Artist Carolina Echeverria
This Canvas Peace Project donated sculpture comes from a series called Little Dresses For The Heart. It has a retail value of $2,000. The sculpture piece is 6 x 8″ on a surrounding frame that is 10 x 15.
In 2016 after 5 events were completed, the collective of Native-Immigrant came to be; a diverse group of individuals that believes that culture should be something alive and organic. The main activity of Native-Immigrant is the construction of dresses. Each dress collects objects that tell the story of who we really are.
Carolina has been working on an artistic statement of collective cultural values since 2010. As an artist, she seeks to bridge immigrants and First Nations, to talk about the space between Native and Immigrant by inserting a hyphen—a symbol of what holds us all together, to preserve the space in which dialogue, creativity, and true healing can occur. See: www.nativeimmigrant.com
Carolina Echeverria – A Statement from the artist:
“I am an immigrant to Quebec, a place that has yet to embrace the profound gifts of either First Nations or immigrants (“les ethniques” as we’ve been called). From the start, I wanted to take part in the collective conversation. I wanted to talk about climate change and environmental concerns—things that the government does not show signs of wanting to discuss. Then I heard about Neskantaga: in the heart of the world’s largest intact boreal wetland, this tiny First Nation community was fighting to protect their lands, their water and their way of life against mining projects such as the Ring of Fire. People were suiciding at such a high rate, a state of emergency had been declared. What could I do in the face of such heartbreaking news? This land is so vast, and we are so disconnected…. What I did was I mailed a hundred postcards saying that someone in Montreal cared, I cared, and I asked them to please not give up their struggle, please keep on protecting the water and their sacred land where their ancestors were buried. Months later I got postcards from school children saying “thank you.” I knew then that connecting was as simple as reaching out and speaking up, with heart.
Promoting hope is at the core of my artistic production; as an artist and social activist I have witnessed the power of artistic inspiration to create change. Little Dresses for The Heart is a body of work created to empower women all over the world to become mindful about their heart’s deepest desires, where resilience, courage and self love reside against all odds. My wish is that all women and young girls of South Sudan recognize their own inner strength, and that by collaborating with The Canvas Peace Project become active partners in the construction of a more just and kind society.”
Funds raised through this art raffle will be used to support our girls initiatives in Ariang, South Sudan. A young girl is far less likely to get an education in South Sudan. HOPE for Ariang is working to reduce the cultural and economical barriers for girls to attend Ariang School. By providing them with school uniforms, classroom materials, and more private female pit latrines our female students are more likely to attend and stay in school. Today over 250 girls are being educated at Ariang School!
Raffle ticket price: 1 for $10 or buy 6 tickets for $51
One winner will be drawn at random on December 15th, 2016