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How our T-shirts help Lombok families survive during lockdown

When we designed our latest T-shirt collection, our aim was to help renovate a school on Lombok. But then the pandemic came in – including a total lockdown. This resulted in a myriad of families getting from a small income into absolutely nothing at all. That’s why we changed our plan about how we spend the proceeds of our charity T-shirts.

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Drawing with kids: 5 artists on how to get creative during lockdown

Due to the coronavirus, you’ll probably be drawing with your kids more often, right now. Want to up, both your own as well your kids’ creative skills? We asked some of the most exciting artists around to share some tips about drawing with kids. For today, artists Mike Perry, Ricardo Cavolo, Bodil Jane, Hedof and Ginny Ramkisoen are your art teachers!

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Filming in Indonesia: how this film maker created our videos

(Street) artists from the US, UK, Australia and Holland teamed up with 9 school kids from a school on Lombok, Indonesia to help renovate their classrooms. By using drawings from the pupils, the artists exclusively designed a T-shirt for the Face This foundation.

How this kid’s drawing helped the victims of the Lombok earthquakes

Major earthquakes shook Lombok in 2018. On 29th July (6.4 on the scale), 5 th August (6.9) and again on 19th August (6.9). And because one of our schools was damaged heavily we decided to design a special T-shirt. With a drawing that was made by one of the school’s pupils, British graphic designer Jimmy …

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Rebuilding Duduk Atas: togetherness starts with a tee

One month ago several earthquakes hit Lombok. Fortunately, the shakes are gone right now. And the community is slowly starting to rebuild. Also in the Duduk Atas area, where our school is located. Thanks to all the people who are wearing our special edition Lombok T-shirt, we can support the school to be rebuild. But …

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When a needy school in Bogor raises funds for a school on Lombok

The devastating earthquakes on Lombok shocked the world and the kids on our school in Bogor too. They, together with the teachers, wanted to help. So the students spontaneously started something wonderful: a fundraise for the Face This Duduk Atas school on Lombok! And used their savings… At Face This we are very touched by …

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Lombok earthquakes: first relief arrives from Face This

The Lombok earthquakes have taken their toll. Some 500 people have died as a result of the natural disaster and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless. There is also considerable damage and sorrow in Duduk Atas, the village where we have been supporting a school for the past 10 years. Some 15 people did …

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Duduk Atas, the first school where children were drawing to renovate their school

In 2008, the founders of Face This wondered whether a school can be built with the money raised with school children's drawings? Now, ten years later, this question can be answered with a resounding 'yes'. Duduk Atas was the first Indonesian school where this idea was successfully implemented. As part of the tenth anniversary of …

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Lombok earthquake update: a visit to our Duduk Atas school

Today our local partner and author, Mark Heyward, visited Duduk Atas. This is the village where our Lombok school is located. He wrote below blog about his visit. When Mark wrote this, Lombok got hit by 2 major eathquakes again. The community was hit hard, but surprisingly the community is very strong - even after …

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