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Mpigi Soccer Field Project

Organized by: Vivek Ramakrishnan

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THE STORY:

Who We Are and What We're Doing

We are Vivek Ramakrishnan and Ben Makansi, students at Columbia University and soccer aficionados. Additionally, Noah Schoen, Will Pretto and Henry Cutting will be joining us on the project's fundraising team. We are working with the Abato Foundation of Mpigi, Uganda to build a sustainable community soccer field in Mpigi. With the help of a generous grant from the Columbia University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, we were able to purchase the land for the project and volunteers have started to clear it. Now, we are fundraising for the additional costs needed to complete the construction of the field.

Why Mpigi 

Mpigi is a town of 40,000 people just outside the capital of Kampala. Despite the popularity of soccer in Mpigi, there are only two soccer fields in the area and one of them is scheduled to be converted into a commercial market. The shortage of soccer and recreational space has driven strong community support for a new field, and the project has been officially supported by the Mpigi Town Council and other local government offices. The field will be located adjacent to the Abato School in Mpigi, and will be managed by the Abato Foundation. In addition to soccer, the field will serve as a community recreational/gathering space and will be used for Abato's other programming, including health and education initiatives.

How Your Donation Will Actually Help

$15 covers the cost of 10 liters of heavy-duty engine oil and fuel for the machinery that levels the field

$50 covers the cost of one layer of mulch over the field

$200 covers the cost of both goal frames and nets

$500 covers the cost of clearing and grading half of the field

About Abato

As part of his work with Pass It On Soccer, a non-profit he founded, Vivek visited Uganda in July 2011 and forged a close relationship with Moses Kalanzi, Founder and CEO of the Abato Foundation. Abato is a non-profit organization based in Mpigi, Uganda that runs a pre-school, elementary school, soccer program and provides general education services to the broader Mpigi community. Since 2012, Pass It On Soccer and the Abato Foundation have been co-hosting the annual Pass It On Soccer Cup in Uganda. Beyond overseeing the day-to-day management of the field, Abato has committed substantial financial support to the ongoing maintenance of the field. 

$4,768

 

79% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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  • Maya Pandit

     

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  • Adrian Alea

     

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  • Jason Murray

     

  • Cole Diamond

     

  • Benjamin Makansi

     

  • Don and Karen Mayer

     

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  • Julie Rich Fain

     

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  • Sameer Mishra

     

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  • Hector Forero

     

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Organized by

Vivek Ramakrishnan

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,768 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Vivek Ramakrishnan

Amount Raised

$2,501

 

42% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Ben Makansi

Amount Raised

$1,247

 

21% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Noah Schoen

Amount Raised

$750

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Will Pretto

Amount Raised

$90

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Rahul Meka

Amount Raised

$90

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Henry Cutting

Amount Raised

$50

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Donte Ozzy

Amount Raised

$40

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