Christchurch Art Battle
12 artists competed and 300 people voted. Together they raised $14,552!
And improved the lives of 6,837 people!
$14,552 paid for:
Clean water for 1,300 Kenyans
Menstrual health education for 150 Bangladeshi girls
Business skills training for 50 Kenyan women
Family planning support for 40 Cambodian women
Technical, literacy and sports clubs for 85 rural Bangladeshi students
A year of school lunches for 20 Cambodian children
Jobs for 34 Filipino women and a factory to supply for 60 more farmers
Access to story books for 5,098 Bangladeshi children
message from the organisers, Janet and GRAHAM
Graham and I were so excited to be able to run Art Battle for Just Peoples.
When our son, Cam, took us to an Art Battle in Vancouver we knew immediately that this would be a perfect fundraising event to have in Christchurch to raise funds for a micro-project or two.
Our twelve, very brave artists had just 20 minutes to paint a canvas and they all did an outstanding job. Every single painting sold at auction on the night and both the audience and artists had a fantastic time. They not only bid on paintings and voted for the artist who would become the 2018 Christchurch Art Battle Champion but they also helped choose the 8 micro-projects we were able to fund.
A huge, huge thank you to our very generous sponsors and donors and to everyone who supported us to help make this happen. We couldn’t be happier.
Feedback from the people supported
1,300 rural Kenyans received clean, safe drinking water
Watch the community receiving the filters!
A village leader discusses the problem and thanks her donors
Wali set up libraries in 11 primary schools across Bangladesh, training the local teachers to use them effectively, and providing quality literature to more than 5,000 students!
With increased production capacity 60 Filipino farmers now supply sugar to local coffee chain giant, Bo’s Coffee!
20 Cambodian kids received a year of nutritious school lunches.
And 40 Cambodian women received family planning and health support from Srey Roth.
150 girls received this book created by Sharmin, to educate them about menstrual healthcare in Bangladesh.
Vante set up a speaking & literacy club, science & tech club, and sports club at his isolated, mountain school in Tanchi, Bangladesh - and the kids are loving them!
See them in action:
And 50 women and caregivers of children with disabilities from the Kibera slum in Kenya completed a 6-month business skills training program, so they can now earn a sustainable income.
The participants in the training named their group "Tuinuane" which means Uplift Each Other.