1. Obakki Foundation - Live with a Purpose


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    The Obakki Foundation has released "Live with a Purpose" which offers campaigns for anyone who wants to create change by doing what they love. This once in a lifetime contest gives people the chance to do whatever they love to do to fund Obakki Foundation's efforts in drilling water wells in South Sudan, and education in Cameroon. Whoever raises the largest sum of money for this project will win an all expenses paid trip to Cameroon, Africa with Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake to see the results of their amazing contributions. To follow current submissions for these projects, check out "https://obakkifoundation.org/campaign/live-with-a-purpose

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    • Eco Fashion Week Edition 08 - Recap Video


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      Through our speaker seminars, industry panels, and, of course, our dynamic, collaborative, and award winning fashion shows, Eco Fashion Week invites you to provoke and perpetuate our collective desire for a thriving world. Eco Fashion Week mission is to help the Apparel and Textile industry on how to shift towards healthier ways to design, manufacture, distribute, market and sell their products. EFW also informs and educate the consumer on how to buy, use and dispose of the clothes & accessories in an ethical manner by incorporating a non-patronizing education aspect into each brand.

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      • Obakki Foundation / Cameroon 2010


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        obakkifoundation.org obakki.com Film by Candace Meyer

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        • Obakki / Spring/Summer 2014 / Behind the Scenes


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          Behind the scenes of our Spring/Summer 2014 shoot.

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          • PechaKucha - Volume 28, Treana Peake


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            Treana Peake - Creative Director/Founder, Obbaki Foundation A dedicated humanitarian activist and creative leader, Treana Peake fused her lifelong passions together to create engaging and innovative philanthropy.

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            • Obakki // Preserved in Time


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              Cattle Camps are large areas where herders hold cattle for wealthy individuals who own hundreds of cattle at a time. These cattle are essential for marrying a woman in South Sudanese culture, as well as maintaining a status in the community. However, with the recent price of dowry rising, raiding and shootouts are becoming common practice. Cattle Camps play a historic role of South Sudanese culture, but recently due to conflicts between tribes, there are regular talks of disbanding them altogether with the modernization of this brand new country. Obakki has implemented a pilot project which hopes to preserve this dying tradition by drilling boreholes and livestock watering stations in the cattle camps, eliminating the fight for territory. For more information on this amazing cause, visit www.obakki.com

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              • Obakki / Treana Peake / Creative Mornings Vancouver


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                Addressing the topic of “Money”, CreativeMornings/Vancouver was proud to host our very own Canadian fashion designer and philanthropist Treana Peake. Treana spoke about what it's like to grow up receiving charity, finding inspiration, and giving back. ........................ CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! (creativemornings.com).

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                • Obakki Foundation // Malou


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                  The people of Malou live outside the embrace of Sudanese culture. The majority suffer from Leprosy. Leprosy is a curable disease, but not in this part of the world where medical care is a luxury. Untreated, those with leprosy suffer numbness, debilitating muscles stiffness and eventual blindness. It’s difficult to carry out essential daily tasks like fetching water and tending crops. Yet the stigma Leprosy carries can be far more damaging. In Malou, 50 families have been touched by the disease. All of them were banned from the local water well. The next was 11 kilometres away. When they should have been in school, most children were hauling jerry cans of water for their families. For this village of outcasts, it was the only option. When we first heard of Malou, we imagined the worst—a dismal place without happiness or hope. In fact, Malou is a joyful community. They sing, dance, tell stories, laugh. They are not ashamed of their illness, but proud to have overcome such staggering challenges. For many, this is the only place they have ever belonged. In October 2011, the Obakki Foundation drilled a water well. Now there is one less hardship to bear in Malou, one more reason to rejoice. www.obakki.com Music: Call and Answer by Jordan Klassen http://jordanklassen.bandcamp.com/

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                  • Obakki Foundation // Pancui


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                    It took a woman 10 heavy bucket pulls to fill a jerry can with water that would likely make her family sick. When we arrived in Pancui, the village well was a large open hole in the dry red earth. It was a breeding ground for malaria and guinea worm, and a death trap for livestock. Unclean and unsafe, for 1600 villagers it was the only option. Ground water in this part of the world retreats, and the village men were forced to dig deeper and deeper in search of it as the months wore on. Still, more than half a year could pass without a drop. Children were sent to other villages to fetch water for their families. School would simply have to wait. When water came at last, it wasn’t safe to drink. It took a woman 10 heavy bucket pulls to fill her family’s jerry can with water that would likely make them sick. What should have been a life-giving resource had become for Pancui a source of sorrow. We drilled a borehole in Pancui in March 2012 that provides the village with a steady source of clean water. Already the villagers are healthier. The livestock are safe. The children can go to school again. Where there is clean water to drink, joy flows. www.obakki.com Music: The Sun by Aidan Knight http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-sun/id355923168?i=355923180&uo=4

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                    • Origami


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                      This film was made for Obakki's SS12 campaign, featuring custom origami pieces by Vancouver artist Joseph Wu. Inspired by experimental filmmakers Man Ray, Ferdinand Leger and Luis Buñuel. Erik Satie's Gnossiennes No.6 by Reinbert de Leeuw

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