AMIGOS DEL MAR FUNDRAISER & DRIVE
Spring 2019 | Cartagena, Colombia
Beneficiary: Amigos del Mar
Amigos del Mar seeks out children who are absent from school due to family and economic problems. Due to the economic conditions they do not have any motivation to attend school. Many lack of access to school materials, and those that do lack the spaces or the appropriate tools to perform their homework or school projects. The foundation then provides the school supplies and pay the fees, so they can start going to school. Addiitonally, they motivate and encourage self-discipline by teaching water sports including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddleboarding.
This fundraiser will specifically help complete the construction of their small business restaurant, which is run by the students, helps them learn business skills and support themselves financially. Funds will also be used to provide school supplies which many of the students do not have.
LITTLE ROSE CENTER POP UP BOUTIQUE
Spring/Summer 2019 | Soweto, South Africa
(video courtesy of Little Rose Center)
Beneficiary: Little Rose Center
How to Help: (links coming soon!)
MISSION TO JAMAICA
October 6-13, 2018 | Clarendon, Jamaica
Partner: Veronica's Way
How to Help: (links coming soon!)
THE GOOD SAMARITAN VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
October 22-28, 2018 | Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Partners: Haiti Got It; HAC-Haiti (nonprofit beneficiary)
Project: Savannah-la-Mar Inclusion Infant Academy, Westmoreland Jamaica
Our Goal: $10,000 to help build a special-needs school for children aged 3-5 years old [update: this goal has been met! Thank you!]
Partner: Rockhouse Foundation
The Savannah-la-Mar Inclusion Infant Academy will offer developmental services to both special needs children and average learners who until now have been deprived of adequate care. In some cases it's because the system is unable to offer facilities and adequately trained professional care. In other cases the kids simply can't afford it or travel far enough to get the treatment they need.
This school, envisioned and constructed by Rockhouse Foundation, will be the region's first Special Needs inclusion model early childhood school in the region. A trained staff of teachers, caregivers, therapists and healthcare professionals will not only create the highest quality special needs school community, but also train teachers and parents to identify and work with children with developmental delays and physical disabilities.
Project: Bethsaida Children's Center
Our Goal: $1,000 to help keep the children in school and help the center recover from a recent fire. [update: this goal has been met! Thank you!]
Bethsaida Children's Center opened their doors in 2012 to provide a home for destitute and orphaned children, giving them a place to call home. The center helps the children with after-school activities, and provides supplies to help them with their studies.
Bethsaida Children Center’s long term visions include:
- Workshops for counseling of single, teenage and raped mothers who tend to be most vulnerable to abandoning their children. This is a programme we hope will eventually spread throughout the country
- Educating and giving teenage mothers a second chance at life after birth by acting as a halfway house for the children while the mothers go back to school and as soon as they finish school, they can come back for their children.