In December, Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake and his wife – Treana Peake – travelled to Africa on behalf of the Obakki Foundation, a charity established by Treana to support humanitarian causes by finding and nourishing creativity in all pockets of the world.
The couple blogged about their experiences, and the charity has now produced a coffee table book to raise funds. The children of St.Valentine’s, Hotpec and Grace orphanages in Cameroon, Africa have been ignored, forsaken and forgotten for far too long. This book is their chance for a future that is different from their past.
The charity asked 150 orphans these questions: What makes you happy? What makes you sad? What makes you afraid? The answers will alternately melt and break your hearts.
The Obakki Foundation is proud to present art and answers from the children themselves in this coffee table book. A pull-out insert allows your children to answer these same questions, showing them that despite differences in geography and circumstances, children around the world aren’t that different after all.
The Obakki foundation sends every penny from the proceeds of this book back to the orphanages in Cameroon, because it began with their words and drawings. Not only is it appropriate that proceeds will benefit the very children who answered the questions, it also teaches them they can change their world through the power of the written word.