Art's Hand in Global Health

SUCCESS!

Completed: March 25, 2019

Background

In late 2018, we began working with San Diego State's Public Health Initiative to bring an international art exhibit to San Diego State University focusing on the role art plays in communities around the world. SanD/Stone would bring artworks, stories, and even a teacher back from Zambia and PHI would host the event.

In November of 2018, we were informed that the SDSU Student Success Fee Committee had awarded PHI an enormous $15,000 to put on this event. Chase was sent back to Zambia in March of 2019 to collect the teacher and the artworks for the event. The teacher Chase chose was none other than Sepiso Mbindo, the head teacher at Musale Kings Trust School and project manager for Helping Hens, Seeds for Success - Musale, and Raise the Roof.

We managed to bring back more than 2 dozen paintings of varying sizes for the exhibit and attracted dozens of people. On the final night and in the days following, we managed to sell all the paintings, with 100% of the proceeds going back to the school and the students that painted them.

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