3RD ANNUAL DEVELOPING WORLD GALLERY
The 3rd Annual Developing World Gallery exhibition co-curated by IRC CARES and the Muscarelle Museum of Art is currently on display in the Museum’s Annex at the Sadler Center. Featured in the exhibition are photographs taken by students while traveling or studying in developing countries. Out of over 800 photo submissions, sixty pictures were chosen for the exhibition. A silent auction was held during opening on April 1. All money raised went to support Practical Small Projects. The exhibition runs thru May 7.
IRC CARES is the service committee of the International Relations Club that annually chooses an NGO (non-governmental organizations associated with the United Nations) to financially support and raise awareness about on campus. This year the Club selected to support Practical Small Projects, a small, locally run NGO working solely in Mali. Practical Small Projects implements solar energy projects in communities in Mali in order to increase the quality of health care, raise testing scores in primary schools, foster economic growth, and improve access to clean water. These projects are sustainable because of their narrow focus and minimal financial dependence.
This exhibition is held every year in the hopes of showing to people who haven't had the opportunity to travel to the developing world that it is diverse, beautiful, and never what is expected.