Sparkle of hope
Bachelor of Fine Art
QCA alumnus and jewellery designer Keight Davis has discovered Eden in Yunnan Province, China.
Eden is a non-profit organisation, where jewellery making provides an escape from the hopelessness of prostitution and gives local women hope for a future. Eden also provides counselling, medical assistance and shelters for women who choose to leave prostitution.
Jewellery making, led by Keight, has been one of the most lucrative alternative careers available for those leaving prostitution. The jewellery is exported to the USA, Europe and Australia.
"Eden has both foreign and local Chinese leadership and they work tirelessly to encourage, build up, and challenge the girls," she said.
"It always makes me smile to come in and hear laughing, singing, and joking amongst the women as they work."