KIDS EARTH FUND ~ JAPAN
posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 11:52 AM
KIDS EARTH FUND (KEF) is a non-profit organization that works worldwide to promote peace and environmental conservation through the medium of children's art.All KEF proceeds are donated to projects for children throughout the world who suffer from the results of war, poverty and environmental contamination. The mission of KIDS EARTH FUND is to assist children worldwide to promote peaceful co-existence and environmental conservation. Since its establishment in 1988, KEF has sponsored and carried out distribution of monetary and non-monetary (e.g. medical supplies, art/education materials etc.) donations. Countries receiving donations include Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, China,Croatia, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. KEF commissions children's art, which expresses a global vision of environmental health and peaceful co-existence from throughout the world. A selection of children's paintings are reproduced with the assistance of corporate sponsorships, to create marketable products such as calendars, wrapping paper, greeting cards, logo stickers and many more. Sponsorship proceeds help facilitate the global communication of KEF's mission statement advocating peace and conservation.
KEF has held exhibitions of children's art in such major centers as Pompidou Center in Paris, GATT Headquarters in Geneva, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the World Trade Center in Boston. The art created by these children, which displays a purity and simplicity only children can visualize, opens opportunities for cross-cultural communication that has too often become an insurmountable obstacle in our world.