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Build A Well In Ghana

Organized by: Ayda Oktem

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I am Ayda Oktem. I live in İstanbul, Turkey and I'm a sophomore in Robert College. I started this campaign, because lately, I did a lot of research about Ghana, a poor country in Africa. I decided to go on a volunteer camp by Me To We next summer, to help the villagers build a school. But I don't think that's enough, they need food and water too. By fundraising this project, you can help kids and old people drink clean and purified water. They probably don't know what it tastes like. Your help would be life changing to the villagers and also me. Please give a hand and let the villagers taste clean water.
What We Need
I will be needing 5,000 USD to achieve my goal.
If you look at the web site, building a well for the community costs 5,000 USDs. If I reach my goal, I will apply to Free The Children and next year, I will see the well we created together.
I would love to give you perks, but I don't know how to. The biggest perk you will get would be the feeling of happiness. As Nic Marks said in his talk, Happy Planet Index, "Giving is one of the five things that makes the brain happy." Also, after I raise the fund, I will create a blog and share pictures of the well and announce the incredible people that helped me.
If I can't reach the goal, I will give the money to train teachers in Ghana. As you can see it in the website, each teacher training costs 1,000 USD. It would still be helpful to the villagers and increase their life standards.
The Impact
This project is important in so many ways. It is important to me because my biggest achievement so far is this and I can't make it without you. Villagers in Ghana needs the water more than any of us do because they are miserable because of the rarity of clean water and food.

You may think that I am a bit young for raising a fund, but I did this before. There is a charity called LOSEV in Turkey that helps children fight with leukaemia. I raised a fund in my town, sold second hand stuff and baked cupcakes, babysit children and at the end, raised 350 Turkish Liras. This time, my goal is bigger. And that's why I need your help.

Risks & Challenges
There is a chance for me to not be able to go the camp. If that happens, don't worry. The money can be donated online, and I have friends who can visit the well we built together with you.

Other Ways You Can Help
I know that it is a very hard thing but, what is the best thing you can do?

You can join into a volunteer camp and build schools for people around the world. Also, you can spread my campaign to some of your friends or acquaintances and maybe they can help too. I hope to see you in Ghana.



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