#WeAreUkraine is the first philanthropic endeavor of the new DIG Foundation.
Miami, Fla., Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The new DIG Foundation’s first philanthropic initiative is #WeAreUkraine, an exclusive NFT collection to benefit Ukraine, launched in partnership with leading international charities Save the Children and Women for Women International.
Established by Dubai’s Decentralized Investment Group (DIG), a multinational blockchain technology conglomerate bringing impactful change through blockchain technology, the DIG Foundation is a non-profit charity that empowers women and girls providing them with cutting-edge STEM education, so they can thrive in a growing digital economy.
For its first charitable endeavour, the DIG Foundation has partnered with Ukrainian celebrity and champion of change Jamala, to create the exclusive NFT #WeAreUkraine collection. A singer and songwriter who rose to international fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Jamala will take on the role of campaign ambassador.
This charity generative NFT collection of 14,850 NFTs – unique digital collectibles – will be available for purchase from Wednesday, August 10 for 6 months, viewable on OpenSea. The collection features artists’ interpretations of the most famous landmarks and landmarks of Ukrainian cities. Three additional NFTs – video recordings of Jamala singing three Ukrainian folk songs – will then be air-streamed to random NFT holders, as a reward.
Seventy percent of all proceeds raised will be split equally between two international charities partners of the DIG Foundation: Save the Children and Women for Women International, with the remaining 30% going towards running costs.
A full-scale war was launched against Ukraine on February 24, 2022 and since the invasion more than 7.1 million people have been internally displaced, according to the International Organization for Migration. UNHCR reports that more than 5.9 million refugees have fled the country, mostly women and children. The destruction of infrastructure was widespread, with several Ukrainian landmarks damaged, including the Kyiv TV Tower, Karazin Kharkiv National University and Antonov International Airport.
Haydn Snape, CEO and Managing Global Partner of DIG, was eager to launch the DIG Foundation and get involved with charitable products that can have a lasting impact. “Blockchain technology can be used to make a difference and to help those in need,” Snape says. “DIG invests in products and projects that instill the values of decentralization, financial independence, and individual freedom, and our Foundation will use these ideals to empower women and children to become the next generation of innovative Web3 leaders. .”
Proceeds from the sale of the #WeAreUkraine NFT Collection will help Save the Children continue to work alongside local partners by distributing food, water, hygiene items, psychosocial support and cash assistance to children and their families in need in Ukraine and the surrounding region. Save the Children is also implementing safe spaces for children where possible.
Ettore Rossetti, Head of Digital, Marketing, Innovation Partnerships and Web3 at Save the Children, says Save the Children has been supporting children and families in Ukraine since 2014 – almost as long as the organization has been accepting donations from cryptocurrency. The global humanitarian organization was the first INGO in the world to accept a bitcoin donation in 2013, in response to Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines.
“Crypto donations bolster Save the Children’s work for children and their families affected by the Ukraine crisis, and have enabled truly borderless donations. It’s not just about decentralizing finance, but also philanthropy,” Rossetti said. “Millions of children are at risk of displacement, family separation, trauma and disruption of their education. By donating crypto to Save the Children, you hold on for life — or “HODL” — and keep hope alive for children. Crypto donations and proceeds from NFT projects have become alternative funding sources for global emergencies we are responding to like the conflict in Ukraine.
Sara Bowcutt, Chief Executive of Women for Women International – UK, commented on this new partnership: “Women are often the main victims of wars and conflicts, and the donation from the DIG Foundation will help us meet their urgent needs. . Through our Conflict Response Fund, we provide essential psychological support, legal advice and training so that women can better support themselves and their families – whether displaced in Ukraine or refugees in Poland. , and help women survivors who have suffered unimaginable loss and trauma to rebuild their lives and find a way forward.
Jamala, who this year received an Atlantic Council award for “distinguished artistic leadership”, says she will do all she can to raise awareness of her country’s plight and the plight of her people. “I am proud to support this campaign and to raise awareness of this campaign and my homeland. I will do everything in my power to publicize this unprovoked war which has already cost the lives of tens of thousands of Ukrainians.
The campaign is also supported by Miss Ukraine Universe Bogdana Nazarova – a model and TV host who currently holds the title of Miss Miami US Nation.
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