This t-shirt costs $100. WTF?
When you purchase this shirt, you are providing one year of arts education to 20 children at ACK Madeleine school in Bungoma, Kenya.
Most of the students are orphans, many of them having lost their parents to AIDS. For these children, the school is their only source of food and medical care, and students walk long distances to attend. The primary objective of the arts program is to implement and continue a curriculum that includes arts education as well as utilizes art supplies in hands-on projects across multiple subjects to improve student participation and success. Before any resources are dedicated to this endeavor, we must first ensure that all of the basic needs are met for each student and teacher. Fortunately, Orphan Outreach fundraises to provide food, clothing, shoes, clean water, teacher salaries, and medical care which allows Steph to supply funds for art supplies.
The teaching style used in most African cultures is lecture based. Any children who are visual or kinesthetic learners struggle to connect with the material being taught. Statistically most of these kids will not finish school. When art supplies are introduced into the classroom, suddenly teachers have new ways of connecting their students with lessons. And not just in art, but also in science, history and other subjects. Secondly, the arts provide these kids with an alternative voice. Unfortunately many will resort to violence to express anger, fear, or sadness. With the arts, those feelings can be freely and safely expressed through music, dance, creative writing, painting, and other artistic endeavors.
*YOU ARE BRINGING POSITIVE CHANGE TO THE LIVES OF 20 CHILDREN, YOU INCREDIBLE BADASS*
About your Bella + Canvas Ladies Fitted t shirt:
A super-soft, form-fitting, breathable t-shirt with a slightly lower neckline than a classic t-shirt. This style runs small! If you want some wiggle room in your shirt, you may want to order two sizes larger.
• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% cotton/25% rayon)
• 40 singles thread weight
• Ribbed crew neck with set-in sleeves
• Form fitting
• Printed with eco-friendly water based dyes