Beautify Kibera Program
Advertisements cloud our natural skies and overload the nervous system - in large part - with unwholesome images, false promise, and overall distasteful visual noise.
In Kibera we seek the to beautify and inspire the environment.
Artistic talent in Kibera is abundant. Young people need an outlet. In this program local artists who seek work to feed their families get promoted for artwork and billboard making, and this gives them the opportunity to use their gifts in a way that benefits them and the community of Kibera.
We work with talented Kiberan artists like Denis and Frank offering opportunities to use their talent for the benefit of the community: quotations on billboards, as well as meaningful murals and oil paintings. These new billboards have an estimated 1,000 daily readers.
Daily messages of truth, meaning, and beauty have the opportunity to make indelible mental-emotional impressions on thousands in Kibera.
The feedback on our first few billboards has been promising, leading us to invest in this new program.
Quotes provide the opportunity to reflect personally on how behavior and tolerance towards others shapes the lives of those living so closely together. They also inspire actions and attitudes that seed more positive interactions and community values.
Artists below at work on a Beautify Kibera Program Billboard
"the mind is everything. what you think you become."
education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - nelson mandela
We learned from our pilot program how we could construct the the lowest cost, most secure, and lasting billboard. Now we invite you and others around the world to give towards others like it. The cost for paint, metal, welding, and the billboard is approximately $350 USD (transport, labor, and concrete included).
The impact of this investment is hard to measure.
One Billboard = 1,000 Estimated Daily Readers
If you, your partner, family, business or company would like to donate towards the construction and choice of quote, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and donate whatever portion you can towards its creation.
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IN THE MESSAGE/NOTE SECTION, PLEASE INDICATE THAT IT IS TO BE USED FOR A NEW INSPIRATIONAL BILLBOARD.