Global Awareness and Peace Promoters Sierra Leone Education Project

The Problem

I am Farah Weheba, the proud president of the Global Awareness and Peace Promoters Club of East High School. Last year we raised $5,000 to fund the construction of a school in Sierra Leone. Naturally, we're not stopping there. This year we are focused on funding a teacher's salary for the school and funding the costs for the following school support package, totalling $1900 for these 5 items: $50 to purchase classroom supplies $100 to purchase textbooks $250 to plant trees on school grounds $500 to help support teacher salaries $1,000 to support the building of teacher accommodations We sell mocha shakes at school made with Arbor Day Foundation Fair Trade coffee, and assemble holiday-themed baskets with the help of over 25 local businesses for silent auctions for parents and staff at school. As of now, through our Christmas gift basket auction, we've raised $640. The school should be ready within the next six months. We also sponsor a boy from Bangladesh and a girl from Egypt through Save the Children. Finally, our goal is to raise $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity by March 2008 for the Youth Coalition Build to help fund a local Habitat Home. We also plan to help construct the home this summer.

Plan of Action

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