We plan to carry on our fundraising for Roots & Shoots and JGI. In our first fundraising project, "Grass Roots & Shoots" we approached people we knew and worked with and raised a substantial amount of funding. With this project, we are ready to take it to the next level. We will approach foundations, businesses and individuals as well. We will also work with the kids we mentor and teach them about fundraising and how they can make a difference in the world.
We are extending our electronic cleaning project and continuing to encourage others in our community to do the same. It feels safe to say almost all of us have old flip cell phones and electronic handheld devices laying around our homes unused; so we are spreading the word through social media, the media (radio, newspaper and magazines), speaking engagements and schools and asking everyone to drop off unused electronics at our local library. We are already receiving a tremendous response for our size community due to the desire to protect the environment, help save the great apes and benefit the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute. The response by our community to take part in this project and make a difference is a great experience.
My project will show that the younger generations care about their older members of their community by supporting their living at home.
Our project will bring awareness to the Jane Goodall Institute and the work that Roots & Shoots members around the world do. I will spread the word and share information about JGI in posters and public speaking events.
We already have an Alternative Rite of Passage ceremony in place since 2012 in our community of Esiteti in southern Kenya. We have over 200 graduates of the ARP ceremony finishing high school. The females graduating are being trained as youth leaders for other villages surrounding our region. We go into other Elementary schools and teach 4th and 5th graders the ARP curriculum encouraging girls to continue their education. Africa Scchool of Kenya is helping with a student scholarship program at each school in the area.
This project's goal will be accomplished by this Roots & Shoots club raising money through personal fundraising, bakesales, etc to reach our goal.
My project will bring programs and services to referring partners, comprised of local shelters and organizations, so that we cover several areas in our community instead of just one. At each location, we'll have programs (such as tutoring, art, and physical activity), targeted for each age group, to use with the children. Besides being an educational service, my already existing school Hope For Homeless Club will become the main chapter of my nonprofit project. Through creating more high school chapters, there will be an emphasis put on student involvement while also reaching a larger community. Through our network of volunteers, my project is completely volunteer-run under a 501c3 fiscal sponsor, composed of a team and advisory board. With the help of the ANNpower Fellowship, I have gained a lot of connections and community support to take my project to the next level and be implemented by this fall.
The project’s Increase access to appropriate health information, knowledge, learning materials and facilities, to address the basic health needs on a one to one talk and peer education, Provide educational and training opportunities to the Children, Youth, and young adults with disabilities and those under difficult circumstances to give them knowledge and skills for self-sustenance in their institution and organizing home visits
We are donating and looking for good samaritans who can assist with old clothing to keep our brothers and sisters warm during this winter,
We will collect various art supplies, recruit friends and family, and gather all at different stations which will be manned by students of the club.