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Hitch-Hiking for Education in Congo #JusticeRising

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THE STORY:

Alex Craggs and I are firm believers in experiential learning - and we've been enriched by this opportunity to help small-scale farmers with big dreams across Japan. We've gone from experiencing how overwhelming struggling to communicate across a language barrier can be, to how every little piece of knowledge nurtures courage, confidence and a sense of autonomy. Examples include how to ask for directions (especially to 7-Eleven for the free wifi!!), cheap food hacks in an expensive city, figuring out how to hitchhike in a land less acquainted with the concept, local customs including how the whole onsen procedure works, behaviours within a tri-generational family household, and how to avoid "kuma" (bears) in the forest... the list goes on. Although this has been a privilege beyond the conventional scope of education, we strongly feel the sense of empowerment and personal growth that education brings. Yet we know that education even in its most basic form - in a school, learning to count to ten - is still a privilege for many. We want to support global efforts to make self-empowerment by education accessible; not a privilege, but every child's right. What we are doing: We have decided to hitchhike as much of the remaining 1500 km of our journey across Japan as possible, saving money to donate to building a school in the Congo through #JusticeRising: a charity that braves war zones in the Congo to create self-sustaining communities through education, job creation and leadership training. For every 100 km we manage to hitchhike, we plan to donate (SGD$20). We invite you to come alongside this journey if this cause speaks to you as well. Feel free to donate whatever amount you are comfortable with - whether it's $1, matching our donation, exceeding it in any measure or just donating your favourite number. We'll be posting photos and updates as to how we get along, and you are welcome to donate at any point of our journey. God bless, Alex and Charmaine

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  • Matthew 6:3

    $250

  • Thomas Lim

    $25

  • Linda Goon

    $100

  • Jinni Yeo

    $25

  • Jonathan Siow

    $15

  • Carol Low

    $25

  • Roy Gan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Alex Craggs & Charmaine Chong

    $221.93

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Donor Comments

Alex Craggs & Charmaine Chong

Alex Craggs & Charmaine Chong

DONATION: $221.93

"Konnichiwa, hitchhiku-de?? Bokutachi 'A Better World' no-ho, made tsurute ite kuremaska?" 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

Roy Gan

Roy Gan

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Carol Low

Carol Low

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Jonathan Siow

Jonathan Siow

DONATION: $15

3 months ago

Jinni Yeo

Jinni Yeo

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Linda Goon

Linda Goon

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Thomas Lim

Thomas Lim

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Matthew 6:3

Matthew 6:3

DONATION: $250

Good luck and stay safe! 3 months ago