Updated Feb, 26th 2013
'Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.' Edward de Bono
This project will be touching every aspects of a kid life at School and all ideas are based on a daily life at School.
1 - Picture it! - A school Life - A phoneography exhibition
Pictures of Kids in the school environment worldwide or general school scenes are taken using Iphone or Androids devices. All pictures wil be Instagrammed (using #tag #aschoollife and collected on FB (uing a facebook page) and a jury will vote for 50 of the best shots. Jury will be made of 3 or 4 recognized worldwide photographers.
Then a guerilla exhibition of these 50 winning pictures (or one within each major cities) will be organized using an organisation such as http://createhive.org/exhibitions/. All entries are on donations and shots can be purchased on site or online. A % of the pictures sales are given to POP.
Exhibitions could take place in major cities such as NYC, London and Paris
2 - A greener school - Throw your pencils away - Partner up with an associations such as Recycle Write! http://www.recycle.umich.edu/grounds/recycle/recycle_write.php. For every pencil thrown out in the recycle boxes, Pencils of Promise will be given $$$ back
3 - A snack box life - School is also about Snack box. The cool spiderman or Batman snack box!
POP could partner with Nature box (http://www.naturebox.com/) and get people/companies to enroll to receive a monthly POP snack box. POP would be given a % of the monthly enrollments and also people could buy a one off Snack box.
4 - School is cool - Still figuring this one out.
5 - It's play time - Organise football tournaments in NYC primary schools. Parents and teachers can bet on their favorite team and all bet money will be given to POP. There will be a site where everyone can follow the tournaments and the teams life. All pictures taken of teams and tournaments can be #tagged in TWITTER and INSTAGRAM
6 - Photojournalist Project - A life School - More to come - I was actually going to recommend http://www.nuruproject.org/ but realised they are already working together... I wonder how efficient this strategy is. Would be interesting to get quantitative data.
7 - POP Partner with 3rdWard - A woodworking class would be organised to create wooden tables and chairs. All final tables and chairs would be sent to Guatemala and a % of the class enrolling fees would go to POP
8 - POP Partner with WestElm - WestElm would organise skillshare classes/workshops about sustainibility and education in Guatemala or a 'Story Telling night' all around the main WE markets in the US. A % of the workshops/classes enrollements would to to POP
9 - POP Partner with Etsy - All sellers willing to participate will give 20% of their sales on Etsy to POP. In exchange Etsy will feature the sellers/stores participating.