Title: Smoke_Peace "Raising awareness about child soldiers in northern Uganda."
Issue: More than 30,000 children in northern Uganda have been abducted by the LRA, Lord Resistance Army. The LRA has been brutalizing and manipulating children into becoming weapons of terror against their own families and communities. However, people in the U.S are either unware of the issue or unsure of how to help.
Design Solution: I'm designing a promotional matchbook to spread the word,"No Child Soldiers" in the context of the NYC restaurants going to community. Inside of the matchbooks are miniature AK-47-shaped incense sticks or matches. As sticks are burning down, fragrant ascending smoke represents people's growing actions for peace. Also the included is an insert that tells a short anecdote of a former child soldier in northern Uganda.
Benefits: 1. This project gives breif and critical information telling people about the suffering of children in northern Uganda, 2. encourages people to communicate the urgency of the problem to the government leaders, 3. guides people to effective advocacy resources, 4. promotes a global partnership for peace.
Nest Step: At this stage, Smoke_Peace addresses the NYC community. In the future, this program could be expanded to other urban areas.