The fundraiser is still going (link in bio) Thanks to a bunch of awesome folks from all around the globe, we have now raised 1505$ to keep the kids in school and off the street ❤️ But we still need your help to reach our goal, so we can keep them going for many years to come! If you're not able to donate, please help us spread the word about the fundraiser in any way you can! 🙏❤️ #fundraise#kenya#skateboarding#streetkids#nairobi#kenyaskateboarding#charity#skateboardingsaves
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Today’s look: Pinstriped
A Pinstriped loose blouse over the Origamei KIKU. Leggings with leg high boots. A fabric rope tied into a belt bow adds a cute accent around the waist.
Origamei+No Means No Worldwide (83 more days to buy a dress or donate)
Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) will publish her debut children’s book “Sulwe” next January. “Sulwe,” which means “star” in Ms. Nyong’o’s native language, Luo, is the story of a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya. In the book, Sulwe has the darkest skin color in her family, a fact that makes her uncomfortable and determined to find a way to lighten her skin. As the story unfolds Sulwe embarks on a whimsical adventure in the night sky that, coupled with advice from her mother, helps her see beauty differently. For Ms. Nyong’o, the decision to touch on these heavy and often difficult themes in a children’s book was obvious. The story plants seeds in a child’s mind, allowing for later access to lessons that children “don’t necessarily recognize when they are reading the books,” said Ms. Nyong’o in an interview. When thinking about her own journey into acceptance and self-love, Ms. Nyong’o cited reading with her mother as critical to her development.
Like Sulwe, Ms. Nyong’o struggled with her complexion and self-image as a child. Growing up, she remembers becoming more aware of herself in grade school and caring about the opinions of others. It was around that time that she also noticed the language people outside of her family used to describe her “brown and pretty,” lighter skinned sister. Ms. Nyong’o candidly acknowledged being self-conscious of her darker skin in an unforgettable speech in 2014. She then used her remarks to deliver a powerful message about the importance of race and representation in Hollywood and beyond. She also addressed a young fan who decided against lightening her skin after witnessing Ms. Nyong’o’s success as an actress. “I hope that my presence on your screens and in magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel validation of your external beauty, but also, get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside,” she said. With “Sulwe,” Ms. Nyong’o hopes to target children in these precarious years, that time between 5 and 7 years old when “you learn all the things that you spend the rest of your life trying to unlearn.” (@nytimes)
Raise your voice- stand for what you believe in. What do you believe in?
Emma Watson visits Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child early and forced marriage. In 2015, Malawi raised the minimum age of marriage to 18.
One Dress 100 Day Campaign:
For 100 Days, Origamei has partnered with NMNW to help stop the global rape epidemic. Empower both girls and boys to stand up against sexual misconduct while helping build their community around mutual respect and consent. But a dress or donate today to help!
« Je n'ai jamais rêvé de devenir professeur, mais ce chemin m'a finalement interpelé. J'aime enseigner.
Quand on voit les élèves réussir, que leur esprit et leurs pensées s'ouvrent, c'est une bonne chose d'en faire partie. » Peter, enseignant kenyan.
Dites merci aux enseignants extraordinaires de votre vie en les identifiant ici! #Éducation#VisionMondiale#Kenya"
Training this morning at Tambach just outside Iten
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