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EDUCATION + ELEPHANTS!

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BENEFITING: DAZZLE AFRICA

ORGANIZER: DAZZLE AFRICA

Dana Balaban

THE STORY:

DAZZLE AFRICA wrote -

There's a special place in the world, in a little corner of the landlocked African nation of Zambia, called Mfuwe. The village lies next to the world-renowned South Luangwa National Park, a wildlife paradise where iconic animals like elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, zebra, and countless others live. The people of Mfuwe and the wildlife nearby depend on each other. But they need help.


Did you know that education in Zambia isn't free (or paid with taxes) past 7th grade like it is in the United States? It is up to families to pay for school, and it isn't always possible , denying opportunity for education that would otherwise change the lives of so many kids.

Did you know that wildlife poachers are wiping out elephants and other iconic species at a faster rate than they are being born?  It's possible that elephants could be extinct within our lifetime if wildlife crime continues to flourish. 

YOU can help, though! Dazzle Africa, a U.S.-based nonprofit supports projects in Mfuwe that benefit kids and wildlife, and every year hosts a safari to bring people directly to the kids and the elephants (and lions,etc!) 

2 projects that need immediate funding are:


1) Make a 180 for Wildlife! Half of your donations will help keep our partner's plane in the air protecting wildlife from poachers. We work with Conservation South Luangwa and Zambian Carnivore Program, two extraordinary conservation organizations in Mfwue, Zambia. This Cessna 180 is the only aircraft available for anti-poaching operations in the South Luangwa and its job is to keep African wildlife safe! If you would like more detailed information, email stacy@dazzleafrica.org.

 

2) Hands Over Zambia:

Hands Over Zambia provides skills-based training to Mfuwe Secondary School teachers who will use the information to develop a new, self-sustaining, student-run Entrepreneurial Arts Class and Market.  Market proceeds will fund the school’s lunch meal program that feeds 700 students every day (over 126,000 meals annually). 

In Mfuwe, many students walk 10 miles to school each day, often on an empty stomach and unable to concentrate. For many, lunch is the only regular meal they receive.  When the school lunch program started in 2014, student attendance in the afternoon sessions increased by a dramatic 40%. This project, developed per request from Mfuwe’s Headmaster, creates a stable program model to feed and educate students. Mfuwe Secondary School is the only school with a feeding program at the secondary level in the country of Zambia.

 

Help make a huge difference to kids and wildlife in Zambia. Contribute today to Education + Elephants. People and wildlife can live in harmony, especially with your help. Thanks!

 

Dazzle Africa Tax ID# 45-4150138

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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Dr. Suzanne Faust

    $100

  • Zoey Larner

    $50

  • Big Brother

    $250

  • Art's A Cause

    $350

  • Brad

    $250

  • Maisie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Dana Balaban

     

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63% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $16,285 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dana Balaban

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

63% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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DAZZLE AFRICA

Amount Raised

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10% Raised of $22,000 Goal

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Linda Teppert

Amount Raised

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120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Amanda Morrison

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Gretchen Prins

Amount Raised

$1,110

 

74% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Stacy James

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$1,025

 

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Eric Pleasants

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monique derfuss

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $600

10 months ago

Dana Balaban

Dana Balaban

Happy Birthday Aunt! Sorry we planned a trip on your special day 12 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

12 months ago

Maisie

Maisie

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday! 12 months ago

Brad

Brad

DONATION: $250

12 months ago

Art's A Cause

Art's A Cause

DONATION: $350

For Dean, Sidhi, Bobi, Cholla, Zoey, Diego, and Frito 12 months ago

Big Brother

Big Brother

DONATION: $250

Happy Birthday little sis. Love you. Why not education + pigs? The gipper feels slighted. 12 months ago

Zoey Larner

Zoey Larner

DONATION: $50

Luna 1 year ago

Dr. Suzanne Faust

Dr. Suzanne Faust

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday to Dana--a great animal lover! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

1 year ago