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Internet for Grootlaagte!

Organized by: Sophie Skoggard

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THE STORY:

As many of you know, I have been serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana since August 2015. For the past several months I have been living and working in Grootlaagte village – one of the smallest and most remote villages in all of Botswana. One of my core projects has been running educational enrichment programs at the local primary school - teaching students about sexual health, gender equality, healthy relationships, etc. One of the many challenges that the students of Grootlaagte Primary School face is that they are isolated in a tiny rural village, with no public transportation to even the nearest small town. These children are unaware of the opportunities that lie beyond Grootlaagte. We want to connect them to the world outside. Although the school has a fully equipped computer lab of hardware, there is no spot in the budget for Internet! Not being able to use wifi has sheltered the students and teachers from an abundance of resources that could vastly improve Grootlaagte's education program as well as the future welfare of the community as a whole. Here's how you can help! My amazing Georgetown friend, Ben Toffey, and I are running a half marathon at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe this Sunday July 3rd, and we want to dedicate the race to bringing Internet to Grootlaagte Primary School! We would greatly appreciate any donation (every bit counts!) in fundraising this Internet project. Any extra money will go towards the further development of an educational enrichment program that I have been working on at the school, which aims to spark children's creativity through music and art.

$2,020

 

51% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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  • Nora Thompson

    $20

  • Yasmin

    $10

  • Micha Thompson

    $25

  • MJ Engel

    $25

  • Samuel Greco

    $10

  • Ian Skoggard

    $50

  • Nicole Allain-Stockton

    $25

  • James Skoggard

    $50

  • Niall Cain

    $100

  • Mardi Morrow

    $25

  • Kate Bluestein

    $50

  • Bridget Hogan

    $25

  • BDOG

    $10

  • Hilary Cain

    $150

  • Jim and Lisa Toffey

    $250

  • Ginger Chapman

    $100

  • Sally and Jim Toffey

    $250

  • Diane & Gary Bakalar

    $100

  • Ian Lundy

    $100

  • Tracey Scheer

    $250

  • Max Magerman

    $25

  • Teferi Abate Adem

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brad and Amy Ball

    $50

  • Adrienne Bortree

    $50

  • Ross Skoggard

    $100

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Sophie Skoggard

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Donor Comments

Ross Skoggard

Ross Skoggard

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Adrienne Bortree

Adrienne Bortree

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Brad and Amy Ball

Brad and Amy Ball

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Teferi Abate Adem

Teferi Abate Adem

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Max Magerman

Max Magerman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tracey Scheer

Tracey Scheer

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Ian Lundy

Ian Lundy

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Diane & Gary Bakalar

Diane & Gary Bakalar

DONATION: $100

For Ben Toffey 2 years ago

Sally and Jim Toffey

Sally and Jim Toffey

DONATION: $250

Great idea, make it work 2 years ago

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