Educate! 'empower' Jewelry Line Just Launched
The money raised from the "Empower" jewelry line, comprised of the "Illuminate" necklace and the "Celebrate" bracelet, directly goes to educate and empower the next generation of socially responsible leaders in Africa through mentoring, leadership and education.
October 14, 2009 (FPRC) --
Boulder, Colo.— L.A.-based designer, Liz Law, and Educate!, an organization that empowers the next generation of socially responsible leaders in Africa, teamed up to create the new "Empower" jewelry line, just in time for the holidays.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from the "Empower" line, comprised of the "Illuminate" necklace and "Celebrate" bracelet, goes directly to Educate! to empower students in Uganda through an innovative social change curriculum.
"I'm honored and thrilled that my love for jewelry design can help students in Uganda receive an education that will equip them to create social change and improve their communities," said Liz Law about the newly designed "Empower" line. "I'm excited to help spread the word about Educate! through jewelry."
The "Illuminate" necklace, a small lantern charm on a silver chain, symbolizes a quote from an Educate! student, Rachel Uwimana, who said, "I became like a lamp on a mountain," describing her feelings of empowerment and leadership and the role that Educate! played in her life. The "Celebrate" bracelet, a leather, suede, and cord bracelet that includes the colors of the Uganda Flag and is adorned with a sterling "E," represents the Uganda flag and celebrates the empowerment of their youth through the Educate! Experience—a two-year curriculum on how to lead social change by starting financially sustainable initiatives that address community problems.
Eric Glustrom founded Educate! in 2002 at age 17 after a visit to Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Impressed by the potential and drive of the African youth to solve the numerous challenges facing their community from poverty, to malaria and corruption, Eric started Educate! to equip the next generation of leaders in Uganda.
The "Empower" Jewelry line is a gift that gives back. A portion of proceeds from this collection go directly to empower Educate!’s 415 Scholars in Uganda to transform their communities.
For more information on Liz Law’s "Empower" Jewelry visit: http://www.bylizlaw.com/collections/empower-2
About Educate! Educate! empowers students across Uganda to drive the social, political and economic development of their communities. We teach a two-year curriculum on how to lead social change, provide long term mentoring, and create a life-long, national network that equips students with the skills and confidence necessary to transform their communities. Educate! students create locally-grown, market based initiatives that solve the challenges of poverty, disease, and environmental degradation.
Today, Educate! is empowering 415 young leaders at 24 high schools across Uganda and has impacted over 10,000 people. A recent winner of the Echoing Green fellowship recognizing the highest potential startup social change ventures worldwide, Educate! was also recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of 100 Brilliant Companies in 2009, by DoSomething as an organization started by one of America's top five change-makers under 25 and most recently received the Ashoka Changemakers Award for Quality Education in Africa.
Educate! Mission: To educate and empower the next generation of socially responsible leaders in Africa. For more information on Educate! visit: www.experienceeducate.org
About Liz Law
Liz Law designs around the notion that jewelry is wearable art and should complement the wearer's own personal style while making a bold, can't-be-ignored statement of its own. She lets the design develop organically as she creates it- the pieces sometimes seeming to take on a life of their own. The Liz Law collection features exclusive handmade necklaces and earrings comprised of a myriad of materials, often repurposed vintage treasures, sterling silver, 14k gold fill, semi-precious stones, vintage lucite, Swarovski crystal, and wood- to name a few. For more information visit: www.bylizlaw.com
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