Child Spark Initiative is a platform created for children between the ages of eight and thirteen years from African migrant communities to engage with children from host communities in the United States of America. It provides opportunities for these communities to express, foster and celebrate their shared humanity. The hope of this interaction is racial harmony, cultural exchange, peace and progress.
Child Spark Initiative Inc. is essentially a performing arts organization that develops, promotes and celebrates creativity in children. Its first major project is Child Spark Choir which features fifty-four children, symbolically representing the fifty-four countries in Africa. In addition to screenings and select performances in cities with largest African migrant populations, this choir will sing with children from other countries, especially from continental Africa, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. The choir will also engage the services of prominent celebrity vocalists and music icons to perform new songs with positive and uplifting messages based on themes of love, kindness, charity and peace.
Child Spark Choir is not a standing choir. It is designed to create opportunity for different groups of people and individuals to participate every other year. Besides, the entire process will be filmed to produce a TV documentary mini-series for audiences on television and the internet. Original songs will be produced and performed with some revenue generated from sponsorships, merchandizing, donations, ticket sales and online-downloads. This revenue will enable Child Spark Initiative meet a major objective of providing financial, material and moral support for disadvantaged children in Africa and much of the developing world in their struggle against poverty, diseases, disabilities and hunger.
Child Spark Initiative is also collaborating with Teewai-Gold Media to produce the first edition of its “SHARE-A-SMILE PHOTO CONTEST”. Over one thousand entrants are expected to participate in this contest. The winning prize for the contest is a 10-Week Digital Photography Course at the prestigious International Center for Photography in New York. Other prizes include cameras, laptops, books and other branded gifts. The best photographs will be featured in a special coffee table publication and exhibitions to raise awareness and support for the project.
Please visit our website at www.childsparkinitiative.org for more information on these projects and watch out for our fundraising activities, starting later this month. Fractured Atlas is the fiscal sponsor for Child Spark Choir and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.