One of our passions is to design and offer custom products in which program participants not only get to co-create, but also play an active role in contributing to sustainable change via a possible revenue stream. The arts-infused, edutaining program brings participants and beneficiaries together, helps nurture empathy, and builds a sense of community, locally and globally.  From purpose-driven edutaining games, books, puzzles, and objects of utilitarian arts and design, we appreciate eco-friendly and  creative products. We’d love to hear from you if you design earth friendly educational products!

Interested in hosting an edutaining workshop with children? Get in touch with us to learn more about the below initiatives and/or to purchase the listed products to support their individual causes.   

Note: Prices of items do not include tax nor shipping cost. 

Celebrating early literacy and supporting educational equity, one book at a time!

Lili’s Alphabet Book & Game offers a fun opportunity for bilingual children ages 4-12 to practice their Turkish and English alphabet and build sentences. 

With over 130 pages My Alphabet Book  (Alfabe Kitabim in Turkish) has the content of three separate books: (1) Introducing all 29 Turkish Letters with over 250 words and related imagery;  (2) Presenting 13 Short Stories; and (3) Providing over two dozen tracing/doodling and other interactive pages.

Lili is the name of the character pictured in the book and the short stories convey her experiences and adventures. This book not only intends to assist those parents and caretakers who want their little ones to build a strong vocabulary but also those who’d want to support equal access to education.

The sales proceeds of this game and related book and activity kit help support early childhood education and girls’ scholarship in underserved communities in Turkey. 

  • Lili’s Alphabet Book in Turkish only (with integrated game):  $ 25
  • Audio Book in Turkish (CD/Downloadable): $ 7
  • Finger Puppet: $ 8
  • Bilingual Game (both in English & Turkish) $20

Click here to learn more about investing in language, literary arts and early childhood education.

Celebrating OneHealth – the  interconnectivity of environmental health and human health!

Spoon Puppet Making is an arts & craft workshop that aims to help children learn about the importance of soil health and healthy eating. It includes a little crafting kit that provides the materials for young creators design their own wooden puppets while learning and playing with other children.  The kit includes all bio-degradable and recyclable items and and eco-friendly crafting materials. It also provides the short story and coloring activity by Mr. Shovel and Ms Spoon. The sales proceeds of this kit help raise microfunds for our global educational and environmental sustainability efforts.

  • Spoon Puppet Kit: $ 10

Celebrating Creativity in Making a Positive Difference:  A Youth-Led Initiative

The ‘Creative Volunteerism for Social Change and Development’ Project, or CreativeChange, launched in 2004, aims to raise awareness about volunteerism, societal responsibility, the Millennium Development Goals (now SDGs), and the role of the creative sector in social change and development.

As part of this project, we conducted an online study to understand current efforts, challenges, and best practices from around the globe. Responses from over 25 countries were gathered, and the findings were detailed in the CreativeChange Publication, highlighting individuals and organizations catalyzing arts and creativity in development.

In addition to our study, we partnered with one of the largest online youth communities, TakingItGlobal, and the UN Millennium Campaign to co-facilitate the ‘Vision 2015: Your Future’ Youth Arts Contest. Young artists were encouraged to express their hopes, fears, challenges, goals, and dreams through their artwork.

Artworks from the contest have been showcased in online digital exhibitions and a traveling exhibition visiting venues from the US to Nigeria. The exhibition features photographs, paintings, mixed-media, digital art, multimedia video, sound, and texts including poetry and short essays. The traveling exhibition includes 50 artworks by youth from around the world, with a sound project that presents ‘sounds of life’ to inspire visitors to think, feel, and take action for positive change.

The CreativeChange exhibitions have also hosted interactive workshops and a learning series with experts, discussing development challenges and ideating solutions from an arts-infused perspective. 

Art4DevelopmentNet CreativeChange Project

Want to learn more about this project and partner with us? Interested in getting a digital copy of the CreativeChange publication? 100% of the sales proceeds support our arts education and development programs.

  • CreativeChange ePublication (PDF): $10