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Brian Dickerson's Fundraiser:

Go to School, Delores

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Brian Dickerson via Crowdrise
March 20, 2011

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." Let's lend a hand; it's a hard world for kids.  See more

BENEFITING: STEP UP INC

Brian Dickerson

THE STORY:

We're raising funds for the Delores School in western Africa's tiny country of Sao Tome & Principe. As an addition to public elementary school, they teach English and computer skills to young Africans who are hoping to make their way into the business world. They teach computer repair and maintenance as well, which is a big deal because there's no Dell or any other kind of computer service center in the country. This is a priceless addition to a kid's education; it's perhaps the only access they'll have to a computer before entering the job market.

My favorite NGO, STeP UP Sao Tome helped found the school last year and will manage the funds for us. The picture is STeP UP's director, Ned. Nice guy; been doing this helpful stuff in Africa since Peace Corps days (the 60's, I think). He's given his life to serving the folks here, so you should donate a lot. Ned chose this project for me because of its impact on the kids lives. If he wants to put a different picture up here, he's going to have to send me one.

Update: Ned hasn't come up with a picture for us; looks like it will have to wait until I visit later next year. Meanwhile, we'll just have to look at Ned.

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$520

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  • Brian

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Darlene Williams

    $10

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Donor Comments

Darlene Williams

Darlene Williams

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Brian

Brian

DONATION: $10

6 years ago