Star Wars Director Teams Up With UNICEF

J.J. Abrams is all set to direct Star Wars Episode VII and as a result has announced he will create an initiative titled Star Wars: Force for Change which has the goal of producing solutions to some of the world’s most acute problems.

The initiative will raise both awareness and cash for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs in the United States that will benefit some of the most vulnerable children in the world.

Disney says it will commit US$1 million to support the launch of the initiative and fans will have the chance to win

• Free airfare and accommodation for a trip to London for one winner and a guest.
• The winner will get behind the scenes access to the Star Wars Episode VII set as a VIP guest of J.J. Abrams
• The winner will get the chance to meet cast and crew
• The winner will also have the opportunity to participate as a character for a scene in the filming of the movie.

“The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe, we’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and projects,” said Mr. Abrams.

People who pledge their support to the program will be helping UNICEF improve the lives of families and their children all over the world. As a result of its network of global Innovation Labs, UNICEF is able to create solutions to some of the biggest problems facing children in areas such as education, nutrition, clean water and health.

“UNICEF works together with the greatest technologists and designers of our time to create open-source solutions that help millions of people. The support from Star Wars: Force for Change will help to bind these innovators together on a mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and create a better future,” said Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Senior Advisor on Innovation and co-Lead of the Innovation Unit.

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