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Mawuvana T-shirt


Mawuvana T-shirt

$ 30.00

This one-of-a-kind graphic tee was designed by the learners of Mawuvana Primary School + illustrator Tricia Kleinot. When you wear this Mawuvana t-shirt you’re not only empowering 652 learners but you’re continuing to grow dreams with Dreamfields in rural communities throughout South Africa. Go ahead, represent Mawuvana + become a part of our team.

Mawuvana has 652 learners and 21 educators. More than 10% of the children are orphans. Fundamental school supplies are scarce and simple necessities like desks, chairs and toilets are not always available. However, despite the shattered windows, leaky roofs and even condemned classrooms, the children find comfort, safety and love on the school grounds.
School Motto: “Hard Work Brings Success”
Mission: Promoting conducive learning and teaching environments. Encouraging staff development, implementing departmental policies. Involving parent in school curriculum.

+ Tricia Kleinot
/ illustrator + designer + creator
As a designer Tricia Kleinot has no issues breaking the mold. Her work incorporates the surreal with the everyday, spanning from intricate paintings to jewelry made of foraged animal remains. Tricia see's the world with her own singular curiosity. Her open-minded, experimental and playful point of view flips brands on their heads. From fashion labels to opening title sequences, Tricia connects realities to memories by incorporating her own unique dash of fantasy.

artist’s note
As I learned more about the students at Mawuvana and watched their journey into self-expression through art, it became increasingly important to me that I make an icon that would be both familiar and rewarding to them, as it honored their part in the creative process and lived up to their motto, “hard work brings success.”

To do that I used the rhinoceros and the star, the most common elements in their sketches as they are both a part of the schools iconography. The points of the star represent teamwork and the multiple lines that create it reinforce a unified mission toward one goal. The star’s intersection with the rhino’s horn is the connecting point that anchors the team to its mascot who faces symbolically forward: fearless and strong.

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