In the spring of 2017, a group of men and women from Minnesota traveled to Uganda with the American Refugee Committee. At Nakivale Refugee Settlement, their goal was to discover stories of the refugees and share them back in the states. The group learned that the refugees are filled with joy and happiness despite their current situations. However, they also learned about their lack of access to light. It is not safe for women to walk around at night, individuals are being burned by the kerosene light; the travelers all feel there needs to be a change.
Fall 2017 will begin the Shine on Project. The traveler’s photos will be displayed in the main atrium of Southdale Center in Edina. In addition to the traveler’s photos from the trip, phase two will contain paper lanterns created by the 4th and 5th graders of Our Lady of Grace Catholic School.
YOU can be apart of the Shine on Project. The Shine on Project will continue throughout the holiday season by allowing for anyone to purchase a Watts of Love headlamp for $18. Purchasing a headlamp will give a refugee in Uganda the gift of light.
Tradition Pass It On Involvement
Tradition Companies will be generously donating a solar headlamp from “Watts of Love” (https://www.wattsoflove.org/) in the name of each artist. The headlamps will be personally delivered by ARC to the Nakivale Settlement. This means that over 170 solar powered headlamps will go to those in need in Uganda, what an extremely powerful project!
For more information on the Shine on Project, visit https://www.theshineonproject.com/
*The Shine On Project- Art of Edina is part of Tradition Pass It On's Spotlight Series.
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