I am pleased to be collaborating with Pilipala, in order to help them raise the money they need to support refugees living in Greece.
Pilipala (meaning butterfly in Welsh ) is a non-profit enterprise set up by Anna-Lee Ramsurrun, working to support the lives of displaced people in Greece. They are currently working on establishing a silk-screen printing studio to employ displaced people and help them join the workforce. Unemployment is a major issue threatening the lives of refugees and needs to be addressed. Pilipala creates a platform for empowerment through creative arts. The designs sold by are to be decorated using the art-work created by refugee children, through providing silk screen printing workshops in refugee camps.
Anna-Lee will be going to Athens at the end of April to start holding regular silk screen printing workshops with refugee children, and to work on design collections to be launched and sold in London museums and galleries. They are currently fundraising in order to provide equipment for the studio and the mobile printing workshops for refugee children.
Every time one of my clients orders a second album ( the first comes as part of their package) £50 will go towards setting up Pilipala’s new printmaking studio and workshops. Its a win win for those who often like to give an album to their extended family, whilst helping refugees at the same time.
Go fund me Pilipala
Images taken by Pilipala, @wearepilipala