Tying 11 countries together; an innovative Samsung project
Two-hundred and eighteen Glasswing International and Samsung volunteers came together to design a mural to be painted in 12 schools across 11 countries for the 10th anniversary of Good Deeds Day. Glasswing developed a proposal to create a 24-meter long mural design using Samsung technology. This design was then divided into 12 pieces, one for each mural that would be painted with the purpose of revitalizing spaces in 12 public schools across Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad y Tobago, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, where Glasswing and Samsung implement technology programs.
“Inspire the world, create the future,” was the phrase used to inspire the designers. Guatemalan lead mural designer Julio Lago, oversaw the project, creating 12 different concepts for the murals: inspiration, imagination, investigation, actualization, ludic, education, science, creativity, community, communication, expression, and social networks.
“Design and illustration are two things I really enjoy doing. But, it is much more meaningful when creativity helps unite the efforts of so many to do something this impactful. The mural brought together 11 different countries to communicate a social impact message. The benefit is in the friendly ambiance that was created and dedicated to the children at each one of these schools,” said Lago. A total of 872 hours were donated over the course of three days to the project.