Child’s Eye Artists’ Collective

Fundraising campaign by Naima Thompson
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Welcome Patron,

This ongoing campaign for global artists highlights the Trinidad and Tobago word-smith, Sydney Friday in the Child's Eye Global Artists’ Collective project - 2021. This project is ongoing and requires your funding for success. For example, your contribution can support Sydney and many other future artists' participation in opportunities such as a three-month writer's retreat hosted by Necessary Arts - Trinidad and Tobago - challenging this young writer to produce 25-30 poems worthy of publication.

Journalist and educator Ms. Debbie Jacob, who was Sydney's teacher and mentor during his teenage years of incarceration, shares this, "Sydney Marc Friday is one of the best creative writers I ever taught in my 27 years of teaching. His writing voice reflects a side of Trinidad no one has ever covered. His voice, so powerful and so original became a defining voice in Wishing for Wings, my book on the CXC English class he attended in YTC."

When completed, Sydney Friday's collection of poetry will continue the journey of the Child's Eye Global Artists' Collective project intended to raise global awareness around issues of mental strength and wellbeing. The first production of the Child’s Eye project was funded by Naima Thompson who now requires a community of financial supporters to continue making it happen. The vision is to create opportunities such as our prototype where global artists can share commonalities and differences through interpretations of each other's work. The Child's Eye project culminates in a published book of Sydney Friday's poems and interpretations of them by creatives selected from each of our continents.

With your contributions, we can create and sustain a platform for young global-minded artists who gravitate to the power of art as a means of mental strength and wellbeing.

In response to my lifelong question, "What can I do" this is what I can do. Thank you for what you can do!.

Be well, be safe, be free

Regards

Naima Thompson


Organizer

  • Naima Thompson
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • HCMC, VN

I hail from Trinidad and Tobago as a 30 year theatre-arts educator and humanitarian. I am currently residing and working in Vietnam.

I hail from Trinidad and Tobago as a 30 year theatre-arts educator and humanitarian. I am currently residing and working in Vietnam.

Apr 19

The retreat is off to a great start!

Update posted by Naima Thompson at 11:27 am

Good morning from Saigon lovely people...thanks to all who contributed to MONTH #1 of this ongoing campaign. Sydney Friday's journey at The Necessary Arts Child’s Eye Writer’s Retreat - 2021 has started and week one of twelve is off to a great start! This poet is the sole recipient of. . . . .

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Apr 07

So far so good

Update posted by Naima Thompson at 11:29 pm

Thanks to the seven patrons thus far...We are off to a great start with $1000 raised in one week. Sydney's retreat starts in 7 days...APRIL 15th PLEASE spread the love so we can make sure his expenses are covered in full...Thanks for all that you do...NOW LET"S GET IT DONE!

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