Unveiling the Power of Art to Save Rhinos
Above: Models showcasing the Lalela Scarf featuring Rhinos, raising awareness about the poaching of these distinctive animals.
In a powerful collaboration that marries art and conservation, Lalela and the not-for-profit organisation Rhino Disharmony joined forces to shed light on the urgent issue of rhino poaching.
At the heart of this creative endeavour is the Lalela Scarf. The scarf, with its captivating design and purposeful message, is a rallying point for the cause to protect and preserve rhinos.
The Story behind the scarf
Lalela Scarf is not just a fashion statement – it tells a story. Lalela Scarf exclusively supports Lalela, a non-profit organisation which provides educational arts to young people in under-resourced communities in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The unique designs that give the Lalela Scarf such a unique appeal have been created using Lalela learners’ original artworks. In other words, it is a sustainable cycle of life-changing art.
100% of the profits generated from the Lalela Scarf go back to Lalela, providing crucial support for Lalela’s mission to deliver life-changing arts education to learners.
The Lalela and Rhino Disharmony collaboration stands as a testament to the transformative power of art.
Lalela’s Executive Director Firdous Hendricks: “One of the long-term outcomes of our programme is to inspire active citizenry in the hearts and minds of the young people we work with. Through art they are able to recognise that no matter who you are or where you are from, your voice matters and can make a productive difference in the world. This project helped our learners to develop empathy for vulnerable wildlife and to understand that as humans we are a responsible for taking care of ourselves, our community and the earth we inhabit.”
Above: A collection of images taken from the Rhino Disharmony and Lalela photo shoot.
Art and active citizenship
Lalela’s dedication to providing arts education for young people has enabled learners in under-resourced communities to thrive. Through art, Lalela aims to inspire a new generation of leaders and foster a connection between creativity and active citizenship which Rhino Disharmony also supports. Rhino disharmony encourages awareness to all fauna and flora protection. To learn more visit Rhino Disharmony
How You Can Contribute
You can be a part of this meaningful initiative by acquiring the Lalela Scarf. You can wear it proudly, knowing that your support goes directly towards nurturing young talents in under-resourced communities.
Visit Lalela Scarf for more details and to make a contribution.