HEROES 13 - INSPIRING LIVES
Every child deserves the right to live a healthy and fulfilled life but this has not traditionally been the case in Comuna 13, Medellin, Colombia; a community plagued by the violence and armed conflict that has gripped Colombia in recent times, especially with youth involvement in gangs.
However this is never their dream. They have so many aspirations.
We demonstrate and show that there are alternatives. That children can live the life they dream, in peace, to achieve incredible feats. But to increase this word we now need your help. Thank you for listening.
Children in comuna 13 often see no opportunities in a city that is as unequal as Medellín. As a result they are regularly lead to live a life outside the law.
However there are many people in the comuna, HEROS, who offer different alternatives and visions. They provide hip hop schools, art courses and much more to encourage a life within the law, promoting coexistence and inspiring dreams. It is our aim to highlight these visions so the community and youth can see the potential in life. There are heros there, we need to show this.
Therefore we undertook interviews, photos and 3 exhibitions to promote these heros. Alongside this we are continuing to run, free for all, workshops in the arts to provide safe opportunities for the children in the comuna to follow their idols. However we want to expand on this work and put the heros photos in giant format in the comuna. We have already installed 3 photos but there are 10 to go and we need your help.
Children see these images, they see the amazing lives the heros have created, and they want to follow these paths towards their own dreams, further inspiring others.
This benefits not only the individual but the community and city as a whole. Violence decreases, opportunities and healthy coexistence rises!
We will expand our campaign to promote those who change lives in the community whilst continuing our free for all workshops.
There are a further 10 photos to install in giant format in key locations in comuna 13 and we will not stop until this is done.
With 100% of the funds we will be able to install every photo in the comuna maximising the total impact and ability to dream in the comuna whilst simultaneously continuing our workshops in the arts providing further channels to inspire the youth.
Please help us change the aspirations and dreams of a community in need by donating and sharing our campaign.
We thank you in advance!
More info on us and our work is in the links benath