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SOSL Runs The NYC Marathon

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BENEFITING: SHINE ON SIERRA LEONE

THE STORY:

Innovative. Inspired. Intentional.

This fall, Shine on Sierra Leone (SOSL), the most effective non-profit organization in the region committed to education and entrepreneurship, is breaking ground on The Muddy Lotus secondary school.  Based on the incredible success of their primary school, Shine On is thrilled to launch the Wholistic Education Curriculum- an immersive and unique academic experience for 180 amazing students.  We’re talking entrepreneurial courses, holistic health, digital literacy, and more. This curriculum will be the catalyst for creating future generations of self-sustaining Sierra Leoneans who are freed from aid-dependency and it’s debilitating mindset

This is why the SOSL team is so excited to run the NYC marathon. Each of us will be running for four programs offered at the secondary school that we are beyond passionate about. We’re raising $10,000 a runner to fully fund an instructor for each respective program.  We are four runners dedicated to bringing in the support for four teachers to truly help these students and their communities thrive.

 

RUNNER: MELANIE COURBET

THE PROGRAM THAT HAS HER TRULY AMPED TO POUND OUT 26.2 MILES: WHOLISTIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SOSL is all about true sustainability and they believe in starting within the classroom and extending it into the community. Every student and staff member at Muddy Lotus secondary school is required to partake in a major entrepreneurial project with the goal of generating income and to instill community-minded practices within everyone. All students from 12th to 17th grade will be partnering with the Morivor Moringa company to grow and sell moringa (a valuable super plant with a vast range of health benefits and the most nutritious tree worldwide) and every senior student will produce a thesis project that also has a sustainable beneficial aspect for the community

WHAT YOUR $10,000 WILL KICK OFF: One year’s annual salary for an entrepreneurial business teacher.

 

RUNNER: ANTHONY GAJEWSKI

THE PROGRAM THAT HE’LL BE DESTROYING 26.2 MILES THROUGHOUT NYC FOR: DIGITAL LITERACY

From coding to software programming, being digitally literate is essential for students to thrive academically and professionally. All students and staff at MLL will be immersed in learning computers skills and possessing true digital literacy. We want to make sure that each student attending MLSS will graduate with the technical knowledge increase the tech capabilities of their region and the confidence and skills to enter scientific and digital fields

WHAT YOUR $10,000 WILL PAY FORWARD: One year’s annual salary for a digital literacy teacher

 

RUNNER: CHRISTINE GUZMAN

THE PROGRAM SHE CAN’T WAIT TO RUN 26.2 MILES FOR:  WHOLISTIC CORE EMPOWERMENT

SOSL knows that for every student to have a strong, proactive, and healthy sense of self, they need to have an external and internal support system that will empower them for genuine and positive growth and change. . We want each student enrolled to fully experience and benefit from attending MLSS. That’s why MLSS will be offering daily meditation at the start of each school day, mind-body awareness classes, and emotional intelligence course that build upon each academic year.

WHAT YOUR $10,000 WILL POWER UP: One year’s annual salary for a Wholistic Core Empowerment teacher

 

RUNNER: CARL HELINE

THE PROGRAM HE WILL BE RUNNING EACH STEP WITH UNSTOPPABLE DETERMINATION: WHOLISTIC HEALTH

Imagine what an incredible game-changer it would be if you could cultivate your student communities healthcare and medicinal needs in the school yard and create a sustainable ecosystem for it.  We’re making this is a reality by teaming up suppliers of medicinal herbs and holistic remedies to offer plant-based medicine to all students and the local community. We’ll also be the first community in the country to provide and grow herbal holistic healthcare. On top of that, we’ll be providing access to and education on basic and herbal healthcare to all students and staff.

WHAT YOUR $10,000 WILL BRING TO LIFE: One year’s annual salary for a Wholistic Health teacher

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Please note: As you all know, the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is severely hitting Sierra Leone and the communities we work very closely with. That said, no one has been directly affected in our community.

SOSL's response plan is to continue providing sanitation kits, fully equipped with sanitation buckets, tap heads, and detol soap, for every household in our community and surrounding villages. We are also providing door to door instruction and discussion about the crisis, provided by our wonderful Paramount Chief Bona’s healthcare clinic. To date, we have provided over 500 sanitation stations to over 1000 people!

In this regard, 50% of funds raised by our amazing Marathon Team will go to our current Ebola Response plan. Thank you for your support!

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For more information, please visit: 

www.shineonsierraleone.org

www.wellnessintheschools.org

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To This Fundraiser

$16,295

MONEY RAISED
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  • GO! Experience Design. Marisa Lichtenstein & Arianna Zagnoni

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  • Secret supporter!

     

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54% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $16,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Anthony Gajewski

Amount Raised

$5,945

 

59% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Melanie Courbet

Amount Raised

$4,003

 

40% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Carl Heline

Amount Raised

$3,697

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Christine Elizabeth

Amount Raised

$2,650

 

27% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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SHINE ON SIERRA LEONE

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$0

 

0% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Jennifer Guzmán

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Daisy !!

Daisy !!

A big thank you from Chanel for sending Daisy home xxx 4 years ago

Gail Pasquier

Gail Pasquier

For a wonderful cause and an amazing friend - inspirational Tony !! So proud. Love Gail and Chanel xx 4 years ago

Pip Jones

Pip Jones

Way to go, Tony! 4 years ago

Charles Gib

Charles Gib

DONATION: $50

Congrats! Great time in tough condtions!! 4 years ago

Lili Chopra

Lili Chopra

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Brian G

Brian G

4 years ago

Alex Polier

Alex Polier

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ben Towill

Ben Towill

DONATION: $100

Thinking of you today, what a great cause, very inspired by you my friend. 4 years ago

Zoe S

Zoe S

4 years ago

Secret supporter!

Secret supporter!

GO TONY! 4 years ago