The Peace Project from The Whole 9
The Peace Project is an international social movement powered by the belief that through creativity and community we can change the world – problems that were previously thought almost insurmountable can be solved and sustainable peace can be created in communities and countries around the world.
In 2010, The Peace Project was founded to show that great change can happen very quickly if creative people work together. Since then:
- Over 20,000 people worldwide have donated time, money, art and services.
- Two traveling art exhibits have been created and two books published that feature over 1,000 visions of peace from artists worldwide.
- Dozens of children in Sierra Leone are receiving an education through The Peace Project.
- On World Peace Day, 2011, The Peace Project led one of the most unique collaborations ever, Operation Rise, distributed 10,000 pairs of crutches across Sierra Leone, changing the lives of thousands of people instantly.