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Our Fashion Fundraisers support the South African non-profit organization; ‘Crafting Hope’.
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Crafting Hope works in rural communities in South Africa and has as its mission to empower and inspire girls to visualize a sustainable future through discovery, art, development and social change innovation in their communities.

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Crafting Hope was founded in 2016 by Danish Anthropologist Maria Liv Claudi, as the local organisation implementing the projects supported by Nordic Designers Aid and the funds we raise through the Fashion Fundraisers.
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The overall goal being to bring people and organisations together working in rural communities – and sharing a common vision to make the world a better place through community involvement, art, imagination and creative learning.
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Crafting Hope focus on the following key methods in their work;
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  • The facilitation of dialogue and interaction to transgress social division and foster understanding, respect and tolerance.
  • The use of art and creative learning as tools for social change and personal development.
  • The implementation of community work- and involvement to emphasize the value of doing something good for others, as well as create a sense of belonging and purpose.
 

Structure of Crafting Hope

Locally the organization is run by a voluntary board as well as several volunteers working on the ground.

Legal Status: Voluntary Association

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Board of Crafting Hope

Chair of Board
Maria Liv Claudi Pedersen
claudi@craftinghope.org
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Second Chair of Board
Alfra Cox
Senior Administrator – Tourism and Local Economic Development, Theewaterskloof Municipality
alfra@craftinghope.org
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Treasurer
Carola Baran
Partner at Development Associates Aps, Cape Town
carola@craftinghope.org
Secretary
Mette Melchiorsen
Creative Communicator and Collaborator, Cape Town.

Cape Town Representative for Danes Worldwide
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Roxanne Cloete
Brand/Business Development Manager at Media24

roxanne@craftinghope.org
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Andile Dyalvane
Artist and Founder of Imiso Ceramics

andile@craftinghope.org

Volunteers

The following (amazing) people put in their time and creative ideas to make everything go around for both Nordic Designers Aid and Crafting Hope in South Africa;
Nina Keyser
Stephan Olivier
Noli Jansson
Renscha Van den Berg
Elsje Dirks
Peta Dawn
Eleftheria Kakambouras
Margo Adams