Style That Gives Back: Beads For Learning

In this week’s Style That Gives Back installment, we’re focusing on a special set of bracelets. Beads for Learning, handcrafted by the Maasai artisans in Kenya, are one-of-a-kind bracelets that represent the futures of educated children in Africa. The Leakey Collection donates 100% of their profits to pay for teacher salaries in rural Kenya. What’s more beautiful than an educated child?

The Maasai come from the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and Tanzania. They are known for their vibrant clothing and colorful ornaments. Working with Philip and Katy Leakey, they

began to bead using grass as the main component. This sustainable resource is not only eco friendly, it’s readily available. These beautiful, handmade pieces of jewelry provide financial support and educational opportunities for the beaders and their children.

What do you think of these gorgeous bracelets? Post a comment!

2

Leave a Reply

 

  1. lulu says:

    how to make a bracelet with beads? Wholesale Cabochons

  2. […] Cuffs The Leakey Collection I AM Charm Bracelets Cana Flecha Cuffs Acacia Healing Hearts Bracelets The Leakey Collection Beads for Learning Kamibashi String Dolls posted by Sandybn 08.17.12 tags: bracelets, bridge for africa, college […]

Popular Articles

New Year, New Blog
01.12.15

In honor of the new year, we've given The College Juice a makeover! We're so excited to reveal our new layout and share tons of ne [...] Read More...

DIY Dorm: Smartphone Projector
07.03.12

Nowadays, we can do almost anything on a smart phone: send emails, play games, and even watch movies. Sometimes, however, squintin [...] Read More...

Is Car Sharing for You? Find Out More about Zipcar
01.11.15

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was a freshman in college, taking a Meteorology class to fulfill a Physics requirement. [...] Read More...

What I Learned During My College Career

When it comes to time spent in college, one thing is for certain: you learn a lot. Sure, some of this newfound wisdom comes direct [...] Read More...
Twitter
Instagram
The College Juice © 2015