Art for Education

LA’s art and luxury fashion retailer to the stars, Church Boutique, and eco-fashion house Ministry of Tomorrow (MOT) have teamed up to produce "Art for Education," the inaugural celebrity art auction fundraiser to benefit The Chema Vision Center (Chema) in Nairobi Kenya.      

More than ten internationally recognized celebrity superstars have joined the humanitarian cause to raise funds for Chema. Each celebrity will personally add their inspired design on a MOT 100% organic, fair trade canvas tote to be auctioned. The handmade vegan totes are produced at MOT's eco-factory in Nairobi, located just minutes from the Chema school.  

Church Boutique will display the one-of-a-kind bag designs at their retail store located at 8462 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA from April 1st through May 1st.  

Concurrently the auction for the celebrity designed MOT canvas tote bags will go live Thursday, April 1st at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time at www.chemavision.org. The final bid will be accepted at 5:00pm on May 1st. 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Chema, enabling more than 150 children to attend school and receive quality education and a nutritious daily meal.   

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Chema Vision Children's Center

Chema is a school for children two to fourteen years old and is situated in the midst of Kibera, Africa’s largest urban slum. Chema was established to provide quality education for some of Kibera's most vulnerable children. 

The majority of students are orphans or children of single parents without income to pay for school fees. In 2019, Chema faced an enormous setback when The Kenyan Ministry of Education ordered all learning institutions, not in compliance with the government's safety guidelines to be shut, forcing the school to close their doors to more than 150 underprivileged children with no alternative. With help from its neighbor, MOT and with an initial fundraiser, Chema was able to establish a new safe and secure location. 

Thirty-eight children have returned to school however there are 120 additional children waiting to return to class as Chema currently does not have adequate funds to cover its full 2021 operational overhead for all the children.  

Art for Education