PROJECT 231: Promoting Education in the Aftermath of Ebola
Organized by: PROJECT 231
Liberia, is one of four West African nations currently battling the Ebola outbreak. On August 6, 2014 the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, declared a national state of emergency for 90 days because the scale of the epidemic represents a threat to state security.
As a result of the 90 days state of emergency in Liberia, all schools have been ordered to remain close until further notice. Most businesses, including government offices, have also suspended operations indefinitely. The country is at a virtual standstill. The indefinite closure of the government, the largest employer nationwide, also means that civil servants will not be compensated. With an already ailing economy, where over 90% of the population live on less than one dollar a day; the situation is poised to become even direr.
WHO WE ARE
PROJECT 231 is a grassroots all-volunteer movement founded by Liberian graduate students at the George Washington University School of Business.
Project 231’s passion for education, led to a mission to reduce the financial burden on families and begin the healing process in lieu of the Ebola epidemic.
Project 231’s goal is to assist elementary school kids in counties with the most confirmed Ebola cases.
Project 231’s objective is to deliver and distribute educational supplies to school kids.
WHAT WE NEED
With your donation, Project 231 will distribute a pre-packaged backpack valued at $9.99 which will include the following items:
· 1 String-A-Sling backpack
· Two 1 subject note book
· 1 Big Eraser
· Colored pencils (1 pack)
· Index cards (2 pack)
· Pencils (1 pack)
· 1 Sharpener
· 2 Coloring book
· 1 Pencil pouch
We need your help! Your donation(s) will directly contribute to the purchase of pre-packaged backpacks which will provide needed financial relief to families impacted by the Ebola epidemic. Additionally, your donations will help begin the healing process and it will rekindle the educational dreams of kids.
RISKS & CHALLENGES
As it is the case with most campaigns, ours have some associated risks and challenges. We will be transparent and provide insights into any obstacles we may face, plus delivery timeline on our website at http://project-231.org.
Also, there is currently no known cure for Ebola. Efforts to fight and contain the virus could take longer than expected, and that may impact our timeline to get supplies delivered. In addition, aid work in Liberia presents unique challenges, for example, transportation and security bottlenecks. However PROJECT 231 is equip to overcome such challenges in that we are grassroots, with a team in place that is working to build partnerships with our targeted schools and the local communities. These partnerships will ensure the safe delivery and distribution of donated supplies.