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Hike for Congo -Congo Activists of Michigan Team

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BENEFITING: Friends of the Congo

EVENT: Hike for Congo

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2011

THE STORY:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is in the midst of the world's deadliest conflict since World War II.  Nearly 6 million people have died.  The conflict has been called "Africa's World War".  Several countries and corporations are involved in the massive plundering of DRC's rich natural resources.  Congo's vast natural wealth of gold, diamonds, coltan, copper, cobalt, uranium, tin, and many other precious and strategic minerals are used to make cell phones, laptops, and other electronics.  Therefore, these minerals are also known as "conflict minerals".  

Hike for Congo!  Make a difference!  Join the Congo Activists of Michigan in the first ever Hike for Congo in Michigan. We will do a moderate 5 mile hike in the Pinckney Rec. Area, just north of Ann Arbor.   To sign up to participate in this event:: send an email saying "Sign me up for the Hike!" to rfcwaa@gmail.com  More details: http://congoactivistsofmichigan.blogspot.com/
 
We are empowering the youth of D.R.Congo by raising funds for their internet access +connectivity project (via the Friends of the Congo). :::
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YOUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE NETWORK

"Use those cell phones to help organize, create political movements, expose crime and violence and corruption, empower the poor with information, access to credit, and social networks,"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s appeal to the Congolese youth

INTRODUCTION

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is located literally and figuratively in the heart of Africa. It is central to the future of the African continent. It has a population of 65 million people, of which a majority is under the age of 18. The future of the Congo lies in the development, nurturing, and support of its youth.

Keenly aware of the underlying dynamics of the Congo, Friends of the Congo has partnered with several youth groups to advance the cause of social justice in the Congo through creative and innovative means using art, music, and technology to promote social justice. One such innovative effort is the establishment of Social Justice Networking Cells (SJNC) to serve primarily the youth but also other sectors of the Congolese society. The SJNC is a product of Congo Week and the efforts made by Congolese youth each October to highlight the challenges of the Congo and mobilize youth throughout the country to explore Congo’s challenges and produce prescriptions for moving the country forward.

PURPOSE


Friends of the Congo in partnership with La Jeunesse Pour Une Nouvelle Société aims to establish Social Justice Networking Cells throughout Congo, starting in Kinshasa, Congo’s capital. The Networking Cells will serve as spaces for exchange of ideas, learning, training, activism, communication and the promotion of progressive ideas.  No such centers or units exist currently in the Congo. The central overriding purpose of the cells is to serve as a social space for reflection on the challenges of the Congo, for the exchange of ideas, civic education, and training. 
 
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Hikers are encouraged to raise as much money as possible for this great cause. (We are also accepting donations of used cell phones, laptops, and digital cameras.)
 
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$2,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brooke Sparling

    $20

  • Bob Sparling

    $30

  • Katherine Yarges

    $50

  • Rebecca Blaha

    $50

  • Carrie Harp

    $25

  • Cynthia Kehn

    $20

  • Chris and Erin

    $50

  • Lee and Joe Toth

    $50

  • Hikers: May7

    $455

  • Josh

    $20

  • Hikers: May8

    $1,070

  • Rob S.

    $25

  • Emily S.

    $25

  • Sherry

    $20

  • Jenny and Jonny

    $30

  • Smokey and Murph

    $50

  • Kady

    $10

  • Christine T.

    $25

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101% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brooke Sparling

Amount Raised:

$1,830

 

92% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Rebecca Blaha

Amount Raised:

$170

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Carrie Harp

Amount Raised:

$25

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Cynthia Kehn

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

Emily S.

Emily S.

DONATION: $25

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Rob S.

Rob S.

DONATION: $25

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Hikers: May8

Hikers: May8

DONATION: $1,070

3 years ago

Josh

Josh

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Hikers: May7

Hikers: May7

DONATION: $455

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