The Uniform Project
In an effort to raise money for Indian school children living in slums, Sheena Matheiken, is wearing the same dress for a whole year. For the Uniform Project she has 7 versions of the same model and accesorizes with vintage pieces and donations.
The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums.
The Akansha project works on the basis that the Indian government spends an average of $360 on one child’s public school education.
Akanksha has vowed to spend the same amount on every slum child to afford them a better, more well rounded education enabling them to graduate the 10th grade. The funds raised from this project will go towards materializing Akanksha’s goals for the new schools they are opening this fall in Mumbai and Pune.
At the time of this post she’s been able to raise $5,446 by simply wearing the same dress, accessorizing and using social media to spread the word. It’s a unique effort that is showing results. Share the cause and spread the word.