Nathen Casimiro via Crowdrise
May 08, 2010
BENEFITING: Central Asia Institute
EVENT DATE: May 27, 2010
HOURS PLEDGED: 10
The dance themed event will feature external volunteers who will assist students in learning different genres of dance, learning choreography to famous dances such as "Thriller," organize students in a dance crew competition, including a chance to battle the City Year and Student Government dance crews, in addition to dance performance try outs for an upcoming talent show.
Refreshments, t-shirts and bracelets will be sold, as well as tickets for activities such as Dance Dance Revolution, karaoke, and other carnival themed games for those of us with two left feet.
Corps Members will use the Pennies for Peace kits developed by the Central Asia Institute to educate students about the organization and learn how young adults such as themselves can make a difference.
Our goal is to fund raise along side this event to show students the incredible impact a community can make together. Please help us do so!
About Central Asia Institute:
Over 150 million children in the world (age 5-14) are deprived of education due to poverty, slavery, sexual discrimination, racial discrimination, racism and religious intolerance, and the cost of educating each child in the third world is about $1 per month per child. Several global studies show that a (at least) fifth grade education level for girls, is the most significant factor in imporverished societies to: 1. Decrease Infant Mortality Rates 2. Decrease / Stabilize Population Growth 3. Significantly improve the basic quality of health and life quality over a generation In Pakistan and Afghanistan, CAI''s projects focus on girl''s education, literacy and basic health education.CAI''s community projects are primarily located in remote, underserved regions where few organizations work. Often, CAI works in regions where the literacy rate is less than 5% and one out of three babies born alive dies before age one.