October 17th, 2014
Star Wars fans, movie lovers, and dreamers, this is it. The return of the most beloved franchise of all time, and we're excited to share it with you in the biggest way possible: by giving you the chance to be immortalized as a member of the Star Wars universe.
You and one lucky friend will be flown out to London, where you’ll go behind-the-scenes on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as our VIP guests. You'll watch the filming and meet the newest members of the cast, but that's not all. You'll also be in the movie! You will be transformed by our makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character to be filmed for an actual scene in Episode VII.
UNICEF's Inovation Labs develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Through funds raised by Star Wars "Force for Change", dozens of life-changing projects like these will be created and supported in communities across the globe:
• Portable, solar-powered learning kits being built in China, Uganda, and Burundi to ensure underprivileged children in these countries have access to relevant, high-quality educational materials.
• Mobile phone application developed in South Sudan and Uganda, and used in the Philippines, that helps reunite children with their families after an emergency.
• A text messaging solution in Zambia that helps families receive infant medical test results from clinics, in half the time, through mobile phones.