FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FUUO Kickstarter of the Month: Kibera Walls for Peace

FUUO Kickstarter of the Month: Kibera Walls for Peace

Every month or so I feature a new Africa-ish Kickstarter project on FUUO.  This month I am supporting a really interesting project called Kibera Walls for Peace! Youth Mural Project: Nairobi Kenya.  The artist is collaborating his efforts with local youth in Kibera which I think is perhaps one of the most important facets for any of these types of projects.  The collaborative art project seeks to unite the youth in the face of the upcoming 2013 president elections during which there is always an increased possibility for violence.  A $30 donation gets you a signed mural art print by the artist.  

If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter you should get familiar--it's a crowd-based charity/fundraising website.  If a project doesn't meet its stated financial goal in the allotted time you aren't charged anything.  Depending on the amount you donate you receive different incentives (like a digital download of the film in this case)!  

But beware, it's addictive.

Past FUUO Supported Kickstarter projects (so far they've all been funding successes):

Smallsmall Thing: A Documentary Project

Lessons of Basketball and War

Save Blue Like Jazz The Movie Project

Finally, please check out the charity below.  They aren't a kickstarter project but are an excellent organization.

The Butterfly Tree 

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