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Buffet dinner, concert and exhibition with UNICEF

UNICEF Belgium and Expats for UNICEF join forces with AiA at the Brussels inauguration of our exhibition «The 8 Millennium Development Goals as seen through the eyes of children». The development goals have been set by the UN and aim to significantly reduce poverty by 2015. AiA supports this drive through its Awareness activities in schools as well as through this traveling exhibition which has already been organized in Toronto, New York, Milan, Antwerp and London. The exhibition in Brussels will be hosted by the Ethiopian restaurant Kokob, and include delicious buffet dinner followed by a Fusion Afro Jazz concert on March 11th 2010. Under the patronage of Yves Willemot, Director of UNICEF Belgium, a special auction has also been organized where you will be able to purchase fabulous world photographs by the founders of AiA. (For more details, view our agenda below)


In this issue you’ll find important updates and information about:

    AiA's book launch at UNICEF

    AiA was proud to present an exhibition of photography and children's art at the UNICEF headquarters in New York in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Children Rights Convention. Mrs Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF and actress Lucy Liu opened the exhibition and delivered glowing endorsements at the official launch of AiA's unique Art Book.

    Watch the video
    To order the book


    New schools joining AiA’s Art Pen Pal Program (PPP)

    12 new schools have joined into AiA’s Art Pen Pal Program since the start of 2010. With these new additions we are now active on all 5 continents! It is noteworthy that several of these schools are located in countries that weren't previously represented in the project, including Peru, Australia, South Korea and Uganda.
    Raphael Guilbert is responsible for the Art Pen Pal program. He will be joined within the next few months by an enthusiastic new team of volunteers. If you're interested in joining this project please don't hesitate to contact him at:
    Click here for an overview of the exchanges that have occurred thanks to this program.

    Prizes and awards for AiA

    Last year, AiA won 3 great awards: the Google AdWord award, the SharetoWin educational award and the first prize of the Kodak Smile Festival for this picture by Anthony Assael, founder of AiA.

    Kodak Smile Festival : 1st Prize


    AiA in the Press

    In 2009, AiA was the subject of 41 press articles in 11 countries. We have, for instance, triggered the interest of the BBC, of Le Soir, MediaCorp, ZDF, AFP, CinéRevue, CNN, Le Vif, and more…
    View our press releases.

    AiA is charity of the month

    One Meaning chose Art in All of Us to be their charity of the month. During the entire month of March, they will be donating 8.13% of all sales to AiA, as well as featuring additional fundraising opportunities for them. We are extremely thankful to them… now to support AiA, you can go shopping !
    Thank you the AiA USA team to make this happen !!

    Interview of the month

    In collaboration with « the Children's newspaper »

    Andrew in Louisiana

    Andrew lives in a small village in Louisiana, between Houston and New Orleans.

    Can you give us a little introduction about yourself?
    I was born in La Fayette in 1998, the 4th city of the Sate. I live in a big house and have a big room. I love to go swimming in the pool in the summer. Thankfully, we have air conditioning because it can be very hot in the summer.

    Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?
    I would like to be a psychotherapist because I think that way I could help people who suffer. Then they can go back to work and help their family.

    Have you ever traveled?
    I have been to Belgium 3 times, to go visit my grandmother. I hope to go back there next summer, so that I can learn to speak French.

    What did you learn with Art in All of Us ?
    I learned about how to be creative and use my imagination. I have also learned about new cultures around the world.


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    Make a donation online

    It is very easy to make a donation online on AiA's website. In this way, you can directly support a specific program you particularly care about or choose to let AiA select an important priority use of your donation for you. A simple click is enough

    You can also contribute by becoming an AiA member :


    AiA is always looking for volunteers throughout the world to help us with our diversified projects.
    At the moment, AiA is looking for:

    • volunteers in Belgium to help us organize our yearly Belgian event;
    • volunteers with experience in teaching or child psychology to participate in our wide Curriculum program;
    • volunteers to join our marketing team;
    • volunteers with fluent English speaking and writing skills, to join our Fundraising/Grants team;
    • volunteers in Belgium, France and the United States to help us manage our contacts and communication with the press.

    Shop at One Meaning

    During the entire month of March, they will be donating 8.13% of all sales to AiA.

    AiA Calendar

    From March 11th to April 30th – The 8 Millennium Development Goals as seen through the eyes of children
    Kokob restaurant, 10 rue des Grands Carmes, Brussel, Belgium. The benefits of the evening will go to Unicef and AiA.
    To make your reservation for the walking dinner on March 11th: please send us an email to and a bank transfer of €30 per person (drinks included) to account name/number: Expats for Unicef/363-0268083-15, as from Friday March 5th. Don't forget to include your name in the reference.

    From December 1st to March 31 - The 8 Millennium Development Goals as seen through the eyes of children
    The London International Gallery of Children's Art, London, UK

    4-8th of March – Foire du du Livre
    Tour et Taxis, Brussels - in Cook and Book stand. AiA exhibition at the stand and at Cook and Book.
    Autograph of AiA book the 7th of March at 14-16h. AiA book is the “Le coup du coeur du mois” at Cook and Book ! Visit them !

    Marketing specialists Audrey Hausman and Emilie Betrand joined the AiA team a few months ago. These marketing specialists have added their personal touch to the AiA image and achieved a more professional and attractive look for us. We would like to thank them wholeheartedly for their help, their creativity and their great pro-activity! As with every AiA “volunteer of the month”, we are very pleased to offer Audrey and Emilie a beautiful photograph from the AiA collection.

    Written by Daphnee Paree and Anthony Asael - Translated by Jose Miguel Neira and Muriel Rappaport
    Design by Emilie Bertrand/Publi-Market

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