Ambassador: Amaya Chenu From: New York, NY To: Dakhla, Western Sahara Dates: 2014 Donation: 30 hoops
About the project: I’m going to a refugee camp called Dakhla in Western Sahara with an organization called FiSahara. This organization hosts an international film festival for the refugees every year. In conjunction with the film screenings, FiSahara also organizes activities and workshops for the refugees, and I will be teaching them about the power of hooping. Through this activity, I hope to teach them a new form of entertainment, dance, and self-expression. Furthermore, I will be teaching them about the hoop culture, which is becoming more and more global.