TWO DAYS LEFT!! We are approaching the end and are blown away by the progress our students have made in their fundraising efforts. As of today, we have raised over $50,000!! The 2015 Giving Challenge is wrapping up this Wednesday the 25th at midnight, so please consider donating to help us hit our $75,000 goal!
Last week, we shared with you about some of the Projects that are working with their on-the-ground partner for a second consecutive year. We are also excited to announce six brand new partnerships our Chapters have formed with organizations that we have not collaborated with previously.
Associaçäo Casa de Videira – Brazil
- UNC-Chapel Hill and Associaçäo Casa de Videira will create and improve the seed bank that will serve to provide hands-on learning opportunities relating to organic practices in agriculture for Palmeira, Brazil.
- Randolph-Macon and UT-Austin will partner with AVODEC to install a new irrigation system and design a single gravity system to put in place in the community in Jinotega. They will then prepare and/or facilitate training sessions the community member on how to use the system efficiently.
Helping Hands – Peru
- Dayton and Whittier will create a shop for the women of Cusco, Peru to make and sell their products. Students will be working closely with Helping Hands to produce a website for the women’s handicrafts and fund the craft production for the women.
Samerth Charitable Trust – India
- Butler and Ohio State are working with Samerth Charitable Trust to develop a computer database in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
Sehgal Foundation – India
- Sehgal Foundation is partnering with our UF and UT-Knoxville Chapters to implement a project focused on sanitation and toilet construction while working with the village health, sanitation, and nutrition committee in Haryana.
Sustainable Bolivia – Bolivia
- Boston College and Boston University will be working with Sustainable Bolivia in Cochabamba to participate in women’s empowerment programs and promote female health education within a local grade school. Both Chapters will also band together to develop sustainable technology and a health curriculum for the members within the community.
- Hope College and Georgia Tech will team up with URDT to help support a girls school in constructing water tanks to provide a clean water supply. They will also be teaching the students in the school as well as Kampala, Uganda community members entrepreneurial and agricultural skills.
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