A Shining Year
2014: Project Sunlight rises to new heights
From discovering inspirational new leaders to the formation of amazing partnerships, 2014 has been an exciting year for us. Many thanks to all of you for getting involved and supporting us with Acts of Sunlight.
Creating brighter futures is at the heart of what we do at Project Sunlight. From small acts to big, we want to encourage people to have a positive impact on the world around them.
This year, young people have played a starring role in Project Sunlight activities. By giving them a stage, they can inspire others to do small actions that together add up to a big change for the planet. In our recent global TV campaign ‘Project Sunlight Speeches’, we saw youth activists from around the world deliver powerful and emotive speeches on food poverty, water, hygiene and sanitation.
By partnering with local and international NGOs, we have been helping create positive change in the lives of children across the globe. For US and UK children and families in need of food we partnered with Oxfam GB and Feeding America. In partnership with Unicef and Save the Children, we’ve been helping to improve hygiene and sanitation in Brazil and Indonesia. In Brazil, we’ve also worked with Fundação Abrinq and Pastoral da Criança to raise awareness and get others involved to help their communities on the ground.
So much has happened in 2014 but in truth, we couldn’t have done it without the help of many other wonderful partners. The Live Better Challenge was a collaboration with the Guardian UK to help families live more sustainably. We partnered with Upworthy and TED to shine a spotlight on inspirational young people doing amazing things for their communities. We were also proud to award our first Unilever Project Sunlight Bright Future Award to the documentary ‘If You Build It” and attend the Climate Summit.
While 2014 has been an incredible year where we’ve achieved more than we ever could have imagined, we’ve only scratched the surface. Which is why, we look forward to the challenges and accomplishments that 2015 has to offer.