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Thursday, 16 June, 2011
For our upcoming fashion workshop from September 1- 30 on each working day from 10 AM- 6 PM, we are looking for one or two local, non- residential students (18-28) with an interest/expertise in fashion to join our international team –including three international workshop students- for the DAA Safe Sex Fashion Show project that will be held in English.Student volunteers will be tasked with the creation of a Safe Sex Fashion Show from concept to completion.
Specific team tasks will include (but are not limited to): finding raw materials (T-shirts, other clothes, accessories, etc); creating a fashion concept that reflects the safe sex theme as applied to young fashion; reflecting beauty and pop culture in the designs; creating unique clothing pieces by hand; scouting for models and a volunteer glam team; organizing an event to show the clothing created; if possible, auctioning off the clothing to the highest bidder(s), blogging about the experience; publishing the film via social networking sites; finding ways to promote and publish the results of the workshop via other DAA actions and creating local and international press attention (press release) during and after the workshops. The IHAEC workshops take place in a very agreeable environment, appeal to your senses- and will look good on your CV!
The non-profit organization ‘Beauty Without Irony’ has launched the international project ‘Designers Against AIDS’ (DAA) in 2004 in order to raise AIDS awareness in the international media and towards the general public, more specifically towards young people in the industrialized countries using elements from pop culture (music, fashion, design, arts, sports, film, celebrities, the internet, etc). The main objective of Designers against AIDS is to raise awareness and to get the subject of HIV/AIDS back into the media all over the world. Our messages are: 'Prevention is the only cure for HIV/AIDS' (protect yourself and your partner) and 'Know your status’ (get tested).
Part of DAA is the International HIV/AIDS Awareness Education Center located in Deurne. IHEAC invites local and international students to participate in 4 to 6 week workshops as well as fundamental training in safe sex communication, creative workshops in media and social networking for the cause and selected personal projects. Tasks vary, from administration to creative thinking, assist in creating campaigns and joining us on the field (festivals,..) The volunteers will learn how to manage projects, do both inbound and outbound communication and put creative ideas into concrete, measurable goals.
Please email ninette@designersagainstaids if you are interested to join!