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Creative Arts Initiative 2011

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August 26, 2011

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THE STORY:

For ten years, a civil war ravaged Sierra Leone. Now, the country is struggling to rebuild--and we believe its women hold the key.

The Creative Arts Initiative is a literacy-based arts program for young women in Kabala, Sierra Leone, dedicated to strengthening English language skills through creative writing and boosting self-esteem and self-confidence through songwriting, photography and filmmaking. CAI’s aim is to foster creative thinking and self-empowerment through the arts, and to encourage girls to use their creativity in ways that will uplift their community. 

In July 2011, CAI will offer a two-week workshop at the NarSarah health clinic in Kabala. At the end of the program, thirty girls will debut the original stories and cross-cultural dances they’ve developed for a community audience, using the opportunity to teach others about who they are and what they would like to become.

By providing a year's academic scholarship to all participants, CAI makes it financially possible for these girls to stay in school, investing in their ability to positively impact their communities and, eventually, their nation.  Increased schooling can also directly foster Sierra Leonean girls' health:  youth who remain in school are less likely to be married as adolescents, reducing the risk of death from early pregnancy.

You can help by funding instructor travel! While Creative Arts Initiative is low-cost once we're on the ground, the greatest expenses lie in bringing in the arts professionals who will lead the program. In particular, airfare is a giant portion of our budget.

Feeling short on cash, but want to help?  Small expenses add up quickly. Here are some instructor costs you might feel proud to take off our plate.

  • Lodging in Freetown: $25  
  • Lodging in Kabala: $60
  • Trip food/water costs: $90
  • Driver lodging: $35
  • Transportation: $70
  • Ferry cost: $10
  • Visa: $150
  • Administrative costs: $100
  • Accident insurance: $15

Questions or comments about CAI? E-mail me anytime at kestandefer@gmail.com.

 

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$3,227

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrea H

    $10

  • Mary Stitt

    $70

  • Lisa Smid

    $15

  • Emily Labbe

    $50

  • CHB

    $20

  • S&M

    $50

  • CAC

    $50

  • Mark and Judy Standefer

    $200

  • Sarah W

    $80

  • Linda Hall

    $50

  • Slocum Family

    $50

  • Robert Eich

    $50

  • Kayla Buchanan

    $15

  • Michael Schuette

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anita Herr

    $50

  • Linda Riddle

    $50

  • Laura Hynes

    $50

  • SHD

    $20

  • Kathryn K

    $20

  • Christine Standefer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Makendra Silverman

    $102

  • Creative Arts Initiative Budget

    $500

  • Andrew McConnell

    $20

  • Steve and Donna Standefer

    $100

  • United Methodist Women (FUMCAH)

    $100

  • Debbie and Ray Cebold

    $100

  • Clayton and Julie Hanson

    $100

  • Julie Alt

    $20

  • Dave & Jean Barbour

    $100

  • Chapter II Circle (FUMCAH)

    $40

  • Bob Lee

    $25

  • Laurie & Bob Alt

    $100

  • Shelia and Jake

    $20

  • Cedes Hoffman

    $14

  • Katie Bibee

    $14

  • Sarah Cueto

    $14

  • Bob & Elena

    $20

  • Emily Labbe AGAIN!

    $14

  • Theresa Stein

    $40

  • Jenna Borys

    $14

  • Laurel Stiedemann

    $14

  • Kate Kuen

    $14

  • Cindy Smiskol

    $50

  • Chloe Boggs

    $14

  • Clara Bertness

    $14

  • Kathy O'Dowd-Grandt

    $100

  • Jessica Awesomepants Lords

    $25

  • Emily Vanatta

    $14

  • Danielle Askew

    $14

  • Ally Joel

    $14

  • Danielle Watters

    $14

  • Kells

    $15

  • Vanessa "The Shizzle" Cisneros

    $14

  • Catherine Anievas

    $14

  • Anonymous

    $209

  • Kate Storm

    $14

  • Shonda Delaney

    $14

  • Linda Cohen

    $14

  • Theresa Stein AGAIN

    $28

  • Mike Shum

    $20

  • Monica Prus

    $20

  • Michelle & Mike Brost

    $50

  • Cindy Smiskol AGAIN!

    $31

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