Our Story

Our Story… What a Song Can Do

The music video above, highlights the Arts4Change 10-day experience held at Sangam World Centre in Pune, India in April 2016. Sangam is one of the World Centres of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The song was written and recorded with the participants in this event. The pictures and the many faces you see here celebrate the workshop and the beautiful, healing stories that were expressed through multi-media. Here you can witness the unity we felt creating this art together.

After that epic event, the song, When We Shine, has since travelled around the world and has been translated into multiple languages by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, including Hindi, Marathi, Malagasy, Burmese, Cantonese, Swahili, French and more.

On World Thinking Day, February 22nd, 2017, the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides with over 10 million members in 150 countries launched a Music Video Challenge using this song. 56 music videos were submitted that were sung and performed by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world, countries included Brazil, Cambodia, Syria, Egypt, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Nigeria, Ireland, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Portugal, India, the UK and the USA! In each of their music videos expressed through dances and singing, these young women showed their shared courage and desire to belong to something greater than themselves. By making their music videos, some with great challenge, they displayed their passion to be a part of a better world, they creatively made visible their support for this international organization for women leaders, WAGGGS.

When We Shine Foundation was born out of the inspiration from these events, recognizing this universal desire to belong to something greater than ourselves. When one person allows the world to see the fullness of their heart and soul, it gives permission to us all! We are here to show the world what’s possible When We Shine!

Shop the When WE Shine family of songs here.