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What would you buy with $50? Art Exhibit Launch by Givology

"What would you buy with 100,000 shillings?" (Approximately $50)

From the rural villages to the urban sprawl of Kampala, we asked this question to over 100 kids in Uganda, and they drew for us a response. From school fees and a banana tree to an I-phone and laptop, the artwork we collected revealed so much about the aspirations and challenges of the kids we met.

This art campaign was inspired by our work with the Circle of Peace School, a school that provides high quality education to these kids, many of them AIDS orphans.

With each $50 purchase of a child’s drawing of "what they would buy with $50", we can invest in the expansion of the Peace School. By showcasing the children’s love of art and their stories, we can share to the world the transformative power of education and how every little bit – your $50 – can change a life.



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The Givology team has been working very hard alongside artist and creative director Jiashan Wu on this exhibit! We are truly pleased to invite you and your guests to The Uganda Fifty Dollar Campaign Exhibition Opening.

The exhibition opening will take place on March 26, 2010 6pm - 9pm in Station Gallery at 73 Franklin Street, New York City.

RSVP to hello@50dollars.org.

Click here to reserve a drawing before the launch of the exhibit!


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