Our Mission Is Simple:

We create media that inspires people to make positive change. The Global Sunrise Project was founded on the premise that there is a need for an alternative narrative, one of resilience, passion, and hope. By sharing stories of people who have triumphantly overcome adversity, we can learn about what it means to make the world a better place despite all obstacles. Tackling complex issues can be difficult, but the mindset we use to approach them is key. We, at the Global Sunrise Project believe that using visual storytelling can empower others to take action for themselves, and come together as global citizens.

 

  

Above: Four friends at Gloryland Prep School, Tanzania.

Above: Four friends at Gloryland Prep School, Tanzania.

COSA shelter, Thailand

COSA shelter, Thailand

Yi Peng Ceremony, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yi Peng Ceremony, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Young girl in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Young girl in Zanzibar, Tanzania

 

our journey began in 2013...

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The Global Sunrise Project was founded by Kasha Sequoia Slavner, a Canadian student living in Toronto.  At the age of 14, Kasha was the youngest member to join Canada’s longest-standing and only feminist peace organization, The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW). Since then, she has accompanied the organization as a youth delegate five times on their annual trip down to New York to The Commission on The Status of Women at the United Nations. After attending her first UN conference, and hearing incredible stories of grassroots organizations efforts to find positive and sustainable solutions to daunting obstacles faced within their communities, she was inspired to create The Global Sunrise Project to put her storytelling talents to use for social good and to motivate others to take action as well. She pitched the idea to her mom, Marla Slavner. Through a series of crowdsource funding campaigns, in-kind sponsorships, and mentorships, the mother-daughter duo set out to East Africa and South East Asia in June of 2014  for 6 months to gather stories for The Global Sunrise Project.