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Toronto Artscape Foundation's Fundraiser:

The Sidra Project

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THE STORY:

There are 64 million forcibly displaced people on the planet.

Despite the urgent need for help, borders are closing, xenophobia is taking root and islamophobia is on the rise.

The Sidra Project is a powerful tool for building empathy and support for refugees at the local level.

In 2016, UNVR, Artscape and 20 partners created The Sidra Project based on Clouds Over Sidra, an immersive VR experience by Senior Creative Advisor to the U.N., Gabo Arora.

We engaged 7,000 people in virtual reality screenings of Clouds Over Sidra.

Post screening surveys showed remarkable results:

  • 95% said the experience heightened their empathy for refugees
  • 87% were motivated to engage in local refugee resettlement efforts
  • 73% reported taking action

The Sidra project is a proven antidote to fear and apathy towards refugees.

We need your help now to scale it up.

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$25 – This is the average cost of screening the project for 2 people. If you have experienced Clouds Over Sidra, please pay it forward to allow us to engage more people.  

$50 – This is the average cost of screening the project for 4 people. If you have experienced Clouds Over Sidra, please pay it forward to allow us to engage more people. 

$100 – Will help us buy a VR headset to allow us to bring the Sidra Project to more communities.

$250 – Will contribute to planning a national tour of the project in Canada.

$500 – Will help us create a toolkit on leveraging VR for social change to allow others to replicate the success of The Sidra Project in generating empathy and translating it into action.

$1,000 – Will help us buy the VR headset, phone and other accessories required to screen Clouds Over Sidra for more people.

$2,500 – will allow us to develop partnerships to take the project to a city within or outside Canada.

$1,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $280

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jane Hopgood

     

  • Liz Kohn

     

  • ABDULLAH KASSAMALI

    $100

  • Leah MacNeil

    $25

  • Jinny Wong

    $25

  • Michael Coward

    $100

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2% Raised of $50,000 Goal

What Your Contribution Will Go Toward

$25

What you'll provide:

This is the average cost of screening the project for 2 people. If you have experienced Clouds Over Sidra, please pay it forward to allow us to engage more people.

$50

What you'll provide:

This is the average cost of screening the project for 4 people. If you have experienced Clouds Over Sidra, please pay it forward to allow us to engage more people.

$100

What you'll provide:

Will help us buy a VR headset to allow us to bring the Sidra Project to more communities.

What you'll get:

Recognition on The Sidra Project website as a ‘Supporter’.

$250

What you'll provide:

Will contribute to planning a national tour of the project in Canada.

What you'll get:

Recognition on The Sidra Project website as a ‘Champion’ and a special invitation to participate in an interactive webinar in April 2017 on the making of Clouds Over Sidra with filmmaker Gabo Arora.

$500

What you'll provide:

Will help us create a toolkit on leveraging VR for social change to allow others to replicate the success of The Sidra Project in generating empathy and translating it into action.

What you'll get:

Recognition on The Sidra Project website as a ‘Patron’ and a special invitation to participate in an interactive webinar in May 2017 on a Toolkit on Leveraging VR for Social Change.

$1000

What you'll provide:

Will help us buy the VR headset, phone and other accessories required to screen Clouds Over Sidra for more people.

What you'll get:

Recognition on The Sidra Project website as a ‘Citizen of the World’ and invitation to all webinars in 2017.

$2500

What you'll provide:

Will allow us to develop partnerships to take the project to a city within or outside Canada.

What you'll get:

Recognition on The Sidra Project as a ‘Global Change-Maker’ and invitations to webinars and a forum in Toronto on Leveraging VR for Social Change.

Donor Comments

Michael Coward

Michael Coward

DONATION: $100

Syrian refugees need our help and Canadians are proud to respond 1 year ago

Jinny Wong

Jinny Wong

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 1 year ago

Leah MacNeil

Leah MacNeil

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

ABDULLAH KASSAMALI

ABDULLAH KASSAMALI

DONATION: $100

In memory of my displaced friends.In full empathy.May Allah Bless you all. 1 year ago

Liz Kohn

Liz Kohn

1 year ago

Jane Hopgood

Jane Hopgood

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $280

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago