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Operation Education

Organized by: Reggie Williams

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THE STORY:

Operation Education is a fundraiser that I have started in order to finance my trip to Africa where I will be working with a NGO named Imagine Scholar. The community I will be working in is located in the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. In this region over 80% percent of the community do not have the opportunity to earn money, access to the Internet or literature of any kind. Children in this region as with all of South Africa are required to attend school. However, their classes often have 80+ students per class and do not have enough desks for the students and teachers that regularly do not show up for class. Students are discouraged from asking the teachers questions because the objective of these schools is not to educate the students but to cycle them through a system.

Imagine Scholar develops students around a "Four C's" model. Those Four C's are critical thinking, character, communication and community. Students "enhance their character, acquire critical thinking mindsets, develop effective communication skills and build community through active engagement in service projects." (IS) By teaching those core values, Imagine Scholar steps away from the traditional factory education model that is currently in place and instead develops the whole person. During this four-year program each student undertakes "they make immediate, tangible change in their lives and in the lives of their peers all while building a foundation for sustainable, lasting change for the region as a whole" (IS) in doing so the entire community is lifted up. Other areas that the scholars learn is theory of knowledge, community research, academic and creative writing, leadership, community service and HIV/AIDS awareness to name a few.

I will be living and working in the Nkomazi region as the Student Development Manager for the next year. Since Imagine Scholar is a small non- profit working in a rural area it has a very small budget. This is where you and your donations come in. The money raised through this fundraiser will go towards travel costs from the United States to Africa, the purchase of supplies for the students such as e-readers, iPad, camera's, and computers so that the students are able to learn and train using today's technologies and ultimately making them more competitive in the job market and prepare them for college. I am also looking to collect any older (not too old) generation models of the equipment listed above. Additionally receipts are available for any donations made upon request. Proceeds that are remaining after expenses will go to sponsor students. It currently costs 1,200 dollars per student to attend the program. Without donations these students would not be able to participate in a program that is literally changing lives.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and please share this campaign with other like-minded people.

$975

 

13% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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  • Reggie

    $20

  • Gail Cooley

    $50

  • Rose Ernst

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Ngozi

    $50

  • Rodney

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cynthia Redington

    $25

  • The Rhodes Family

    $100

  • Pam Buckhout

    $25

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Reggie Williams

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The Team: $975 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Reggie Williams

Amount Raised

$975

 

13% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Pam Buckhout

Pam Buckhout

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

The Rhodes Family

The Rhodes Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Cynthia Redington

Cynthia Redington

DONATION: $25

Hi, Reggie. I was pleased to learn about your plans to work with children in the Nkomazi region of South Africa. It sounds like the need is great, and I hope the experience will be enjoyable and rewarding. The "Four Cs" concept is interesting, and I think a fifth "C" is what ties it all together. This "C" is for Caring, a crucial component of the help you will provide. May God bless you and the young people you will meet during the next 12 months. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Rodney

Rodney

DONATION: $150

You will have a fabulous time - One of my favorite parts of the world. I hope you will have time to visit the Kruger national park. Lower Sabie and north-west along the river is a fabulous place to see lion, elephant, giraffe, antelope, buffalo. Above all enjoy you service 4 years ago

Ngozi

Ngozi

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

Praying for a safe, enyoable journey. May God use to to accomplish his purpose. Go with God. Blessings!!! Claudeth 4 years ago

Rose Ernst

Rose Ernst

DONATION: $30

Good luck, Reggie! Great work. 4 years ago

Gail Cooley

Gail Cooley

DONATION: $50

Good luck and congratulations. Nice work Reggie! 4 years ago

Reggie

Reggie

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

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