Order a pin and support refugees

Brilliant Entrepreneur and jewellery designer Lumani Qusus recently moved from Jordan to Canada. That doesn’t mean that she forgot her home country, on the contrary! Together with an international team she started The Pin Project. The pin is designed by Jenny Bird and made by refugees, displaced persons or returnees all over the world, among which of course Jordan.

The small object had the power to give back opportunity to those who have lost it. The Pin Project helps displaced persons, returnees and refugees to achieve long-term self-reliance through meaningful work.

The power of work

The sheer scale of the refugee crisis is daunting. People want to help, but often don’t know where tostart. The Pin Project gives anyone a chance to do something positive and simple to help displaced persons, returnees and refugees today. It is different from donating to charity: you give refugees, displaced persons or returnees the chance to take control of their own futures through income-earning opportunities. By buying a Pin you are not only providing makers with direct wages, you are also funding training and the purchase of tools and equipment required to generate long-term employment opportunities where they are desperately needed.

The UN Refugee Agency believes that 1 in 3 viable jobs for refugees is in craft production. Craft production is a long-term driver of economic growth in developing economies. The skill

s that crafts training provides are lifelong, suitable for people of all genders, easily transferable from generation to generation, and have been found to have higher levels of job satisfaction than many other jobs available to displaced people.

Refugees should not be viewed as passive victims. By providing meaningful work we can unlock their potential, develop new skills, and help them forge a pathway to autonomy.  A prevailing phenomenon in all refugee camps is utter boredom. It isn’t that most refugees don’t want to work, it is that working is very rarely an option available for them. The Pin Project will reignite a sense of daily purpose and help restore structure and dignity to shattered lives.

Order the pin at Kickstarter

The Pin Project started a campaign at Kickstarter. Order the pin now and you will get a gift card that makes a great Christmas present, for men and women! The pins will be delivered in April 2018, in time for the World Refugee Day 20 June.

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