BENEFITING: Outreach to the World, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Sep 03, 2016
As a girl who was lucky enough to have access to a well rounded high school education, I am well aware of how many girls do not have the same opportunity. While most of my fellow high school graduates are heading off to continue their educational journey at college, I am choosing to help other girls gain the education, skills, and resources needed to lead successful and better lives. I want to spend this time in the world making an impact.
After much research, I discovered a volunteer program through Outreach to the World, a 501c3 organization, that will allow me to travel to Kenya to lend my time and energy as a servant leader for 12 weeks beginning this September. I hope to focus my time on two distinct projects: First, working at an orphanage for several weeks, and then beginning an english tutoring program & serving as a mentor to the girls at Saint Andrew’s secondary school.
Saint Andrews secondary school does not at all look like the school I was fortunate enough to attend. As most of the students come from rural and poverty stricken areas, some need additional guidance and inspiration to continue pursuing their goals in furthering their education and becoming the strong, successful, African women we all know they are capable of being.
This opportunity excites me – there is no other time that I will be able to easily set aside the responsibilities of every day life to focus on something other than myself and truly grow as an individual. This will expand my world view and provide me with experiences that I would never have been able to have if I followed the traditional path onto college.
I’m so grateful that my family and friends are providing their wholehearted support with this decision to spend time in Kenya. As the program costs $4000 and I estimate travel and living expenses to cost $2000, I would greatly appreciate any contribution you are able to give. You will not only be helping me have a life-changing experience, you will be helping the girls of Saint Andrew’s secondary school reach greater heights. As a charitable organization, note that any donation made to support me is tax deductible.
Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program.
Thank you for making this possible.