The Nwagni Project is a student-run organization at Albion College in Albion, MI that has spent the last two academic years raising funds to build an elementary school and supply basic school necessities in Batchingou, Cameroon. This project started from a first-year class that travels to Cameroon every year with a professor who was raised in Batchingou. The trip to this village has left such an impact on some of these students that they have dedicated a lot of their time to raising funds to help them build a school. Together we have raised just over $11,000 in funds to go towards the building of the school by holding African themed dinners, spaghetti dinners sponsored by a local restaurant, films and other event that not only raise funds for the school, but also raises awareness about global poverty, African culture and the effort for equal access to education throughout the world.
Our goals now are to get a group of our members to travel there in January of 2008 to help build the school and build a relationship with the village for further building and assistance. Some of our members, such as myself can not afford such a trip and we are looking for sponsors or grants to help support our travel expenses which are expected to be around $2,500 to $2,800 for flight and accomodations. Hopefully through dosomething.org we can gain financial assistance to support our service on the other side of the world! We are a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization through Albion College with the tax-identification number 38-1359081. For further information please check out our website at: http://people05.albion.edu/anh10/dp/nwagni_project.htm