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A School For Ahmed

Organized by: The Sonder Project .org

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THE STORY:

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that." - MLK

This is Ahmed. On Friday, he was one of 24 people killed by Al Qaeda in a senseless terrorist attack targeting westerners in the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. He was 32 years old. He was a humanitarian worker, a brother, a friend, a son, a soon-to-be husband, and a devout muslim. He loved R. Kelly and soccer.  And he had an African proverb in his back pocket for every situation. 

According to the Al Qaeda group who made the attack, the intention was to punish the cross-worshipers for their crimes against people in the lands of the Muslims. 

Al Qaeda only killed innocent, caring people on Friday; people that made this world a better place. People like Ahmed.

I am honored to have called Ahmed a dear friend. He was a brilliant man, fluent in many languages and wise beyond his years. He worked hard every day to make his country a better place for future generations, and to show others what it means to be a true Muslim in the face of all the fear being spread by radical Jihadists who give this peaceful religion a bad name. He had a soft spot in his heart for education and the opportunity for all the people of his beloved country to get an education. 

In honor of Ahmed,  the other victims of the Burkina Faso attacks, and the beautiful people of Burkina Faso ... let's take Ahmed's approach and do something good together, to show the world that good will always triumph over evil. 

100% of your donation will go towards building a school to provide education to the people of Burkina Faso. It will be named after all of the victims of the attack that took place last Friday. 

 

 

 

 

$19,980

 

40% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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  • Lauren & Kate

    $500

  • Aaron Jackson

    $200

  • Brittany

    $100

  • Josh

    $200

  • Brittany

    $300

  • Shawn

    $100

  • Kyle

    $200

  • Janice

    $100

  • Cody

    $500

  • Kim

    $50

  • Claire

    $1,000

  • Dave

    $300

  • Oliver

    $3,000

  • Lauren B. Davis

    $100

  • Kelly, Paul, Maddie, and Nicholas Yakob

    $100

  • Nicole Johnson

    $100

  • Ben

    $200

  • Jamie

    $100

  • Jonathan

    $1,500

  • Nikki

    $300

  • James

    $1,200

  • Ron

    $3,000

  • Doug

    $1,500

  • Tom

    $300

  • Melanie

    $100

  • Chris

    $700

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cara

    $100

  • Adam Dozier

    $50

  • Tanya

    $50

  • Krista Squiers/Rolling Hills Yoga

    $50

  • Jordash

    $200

  • DK

    $20

  • Rachel C

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tom B

    $20

  • TANKOANO

    $10

  • Olivia

    $250

  • Gray & Harper

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike & Angela

     

  • Kathryn/BuildABetterFuture

    $100

  • JoAnn and Kajsa

     

  • Cathy C

    $100

  • Lyndsey

    $100

  • Roy Suarez

     

  • Hayley Stineman

     

  • Linda Turney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fiona & Travis Noyes

    $50

  • Andrew Clem

     

  • The Smith Family--Phil, Lori, Molly and Max

    $100

  • Kelsey Foster

    $50

  • Beverage Law Professionals

    $100

  • Jim and Joyce Barnes

    $100

  • "JB"

    $100

  • Brad and Emma Tewksbury

    $300

  • Kristin

    $50

  • Matthew and Noelle Tabor

     

  • Dave Wright

    $50

  • Lynne

    $100

  • Ian Vardy

    $100

  • Joe

    $100

  • Matt & Andrea Battaglia

    $50

  • Jeff & Kim

    $100

  • Desirae Fowler

    $25

  • Ryan Demore

    $25

  • The Sise family

    $50

  • Allison Rudnicki

    $50

  • The Schwab Family

    $250

  • Mickey

    $50

  • Meredith & Adrien

    $200

  • Diane

     

  • Dale and Julie Halbur

    $50

  • Shelley & Casey Joiner

    $100

  • Kimberly James

     

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Donor Comments

Kimberly James

Kimberly James

2 years ago

Shelley & Casey Joiner

Shelley & Casey Joiner

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dale and Julie Halbur

Dale and Julie Halbur

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Diane

Diane

2 years ago

Meredith & Adrien

Meredith & Adrien

DONATION: $200

Thank you Sonder Project and buildOn for your good work. Thank you for honoring Ahmed and for helping make a better future for the people of Burkina Faso. Never give up. 2 years ago

Mickey

Mickey

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Schwab Family

The Schwab Family

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Allison Rudnicki

Allison Rudnicki

DONATION: $50

Keep up the amazing work you're doing for the communities in Burkina Faso. Your determination and dedication to continue building in honor of Ahmed is inspiring. Wishing you the best! 2 years ago

The Sise family

The Sise family

DONATION: $50

For Ahmed's kindness to all including Hayley when she was ill. 2 years ago

Ryan Demore

Ryan Demore

DONATION: $25

For the people of Burkina Faso and the lives lost there. 2 years ago

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