The Light and Leadership Initiative
Unlocked partners with The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) to fund the salary of a yoga teacher in Huaycán. LLI works in the Huaycán community to bring free education to children, teens, and women. Unlocked has raised $1,000 for LLI in 2018 through fundraiser yoga classes and donations from retreat participants. One retreat participant, Alissa Folger, is now volunteering with LLI 15 hours per month! She helps with social media, writing blogs, and more. The best part is the company Alissa works for donates $500 per month to LLI to support Alissa’s volunteer work! With these combined efforts, we believe we can reach our goal of raising $3,000 to provide yoga teacher’s salary by the end of 2018.
Reach Out Children’s Fund
In 2017, Unlocked began its partnership with Reach Out Children’s Fund (ROCF) to help support remote villages in the Andes highlands of Peru. Unlocked and ROCF are currently collaborating with the village of Qelqanqa in an effort to provide plentiful and healthy food for the village school’s students, and to build a school cafeteria and fund all necessary supplies. If you’re in Michigan, look out for donation based yoga classes and workshops with Anne Beck (ROCF Founder and Director) at 90 Degrees North Power Yoga in Milford. So far, Unlocked and ROCF have rasied $1,200 towards this project. We need another $800 to purchase the necessary supplies, and we’d love your help!
It is not the work of one powerful person that makes lasting differences in the world, but rather small communities making subtle yet profound steps toward change. The power of connection, collaboration and education is infinite. As we connect with local communities, educate ourselves on different cultures, and think critically about how to act responsibly, we break down the walls that divide us. Through the meaningful impacts that our retreats have on the communities in which we operate, we lay the groundwork for immediate positive change in that community, and support sustainable growth for generations to come.