Fresh Creek Primary School Education Fun...

 
Raised: $1,311.00
Goal: $25,000.00
 
 
 

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Kaj Holm

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This past May, I had the opportunity to take my teaching talents to a small, underprivileged school on Andros Island, Bahamas. It was one of the most incredible, eye-opening experiences... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Kaj Holm on June 17, 2012

This past May, I had the opportunity to take my teaching talents to a small, underprivileged school on Andros Island, Bahamas. It was one of the most incredible, eye-opening experiences I have ever had. The students I taught had a thirst for knowledge unlike anything I have ever seen before. I only hope that I was able to make an impact on them the short time I was there as they have on me. On the island, the teachers, not the parents, are responsible for the school supplies of every student as well as their classroom as a whole. There is no store to go to when supplies are low. It must be ordered at a largely inflated rate and shipped from another island which could take weeks to obtain. Supplies are strictly monitored and constantly recycled. The lack of resources in the classroom and the larger burden put on the teachers makes this setting an unbearable site. Spending as much time as I have in various classrooms, I am now appalled at the resources that we take for granted on an everyday basis in the schools. No matter how little these students have, they still work harder than anyone I have ever seen. I am hoping you sympathize with this situation and instead of having an extra coffee, or going out for fast-food, please help me out in keeping a promise I made in providing as many extra resources as I can for this school. Please spare what you can; all I am asking for is a $1 but any amount I will be more than grateful for. If you would rather send any spare school supplies to my house, you can do that as well. It can be sent to 2701 E. High St, Urbana Illinois 61802. All money donated will be used to purchase various school and building supplies and shipped to the school. I know that in this tough economy this may be difficult. I know that we all don’t have much, but they have even less. Thank you all so very much from the bottom of my heart.
 
 
 
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I grew up on Andros Island because my whole family lived there because of the Navy. My grandmother got a place off base and we have to live there and go to school with the Bahamians. My grandmother also, taught us home schooling also so she would know that we were learning. Now I look back 30 years later and I wouldn't trade my time there for anything. I have stayed close to the people there and love it. Back in those days we used out houses, got our water from a well, ate our lunches from the trunk of cars that came around selling food and our library was a tiny closet where one child could go in sit in the chair and read for your 10 minutes. What an experience. I am praying for you and I know that my fellow Bahamian friends are excited about what you are trying to do for them. Take care and may God Bless you! Shay

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$1,311 raised by 24 people in 22 months.

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Through It All Inc. NFP

17 months ago

 
 

Inspired!

 

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Anna Sipes

19 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

$250.00

Kaj Holm

19 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

Help Out Any Way You Can!!!

 

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Anonymous

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Paige Stoneburner

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Arts For The Nation

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Sarah Hamparian

21 months ago

 
 

Good Work, Kaj!

 

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Renee Porter

21 months ago

 
 

Keep doing what you're doing! Great cause!

 

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Alex Shakerin

21 months ago

 
 

Bueller-- Je suis tres fier de toi!!!!!! J'espere que tu reussiras avec ton but!!!!

 

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