Connected. United. 4 Change.

$1,330 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 30 months
Our goal is to connect students in different communities through collaborative action. This network will promote global education, awareness, and leadership both locally and internationally. We are hoping to further improve all facets of sustainability in communities through our efforts.

Our first project is to improve the sustainability of Bumpe, Sierra Leone, which is out first international partner school. The school in Bumpe had a lot of amenities and was a very integral part of the community until the rebel war (1991-2002) destroyed it. Now the school has a lack of electricity, technology, bathrooms, staff, and general resources. Their major concerns are girls not feeling motivated to continue schooling and the lack of sustainable electricity.  Currently the school is running off of a diesel power generator which is very difficult and costly to use.The people of Bumpe have also large problem with early marriage and teen pregnancy and feel that education can help decrease this issue and better the lives of the women and girls in Bumpe. 'Connected. United. 4 Change.' wants to help our partners by raising money to provide solar panels to their school. 

Please help us and the people of Bumpe to improve the sustainability of their community. Thanks to everyone for your support!
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With the emergency donations we recieved from our supporters, we were able to send funds to Bumpe in support of vicitms of the flooding and mudslide that recently struck Freetown, Sierra Leone. The funds were used to distribute school materials to students affected by the disaster. Students recieved bags, uniforms, books, and writing materials.
Students with their new materials!
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We recently sent the first shipment of 200 solar lanterns to Bumpe, Sierra Leone. The lanterns were distributed to children at risk in the area.
Here is the post from our partners:
"WE DISTRIBUTED SOLAR LANTERNS TO STUDENTS/ VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
Challenges parents face to afford lanterns, batteries or kerosine to manage locally made/fragile lanterns for their children to study at night is over with long-lasting solution (Drop-proof, UV-stable, IP65 rated polycarbonate & ABS casing, Water-resistant with O ring seal for rain and humidity protection)"

Thank you to everyone who donated, we are working on sending our second shippment very soon!
Bumpe students with their lanterns!
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Aljazeera explains the tradgedy plauging Sierra Leone right now, "Three days of torrential rain triggered mudslides on Monday in the Regent area of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown. It also caused massive flooding elsewhere in the city, one of the world's wettest urban areas in the world. "
"Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of the flooding that has killed more than 300 people, with fears that the death toll could rise as 600 remain missing." ( http://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2017/08/floods-kill-300-fears-rise-600-missing-170816060837531.html)

We have been working with students from Sierra Leone for over a year, and our hearts are filled with despair when thinking about the tragedy currently tearing families apart. We must help our fellow citizens of earth when they are in need and in distress.

Our hearts go out to our friends in Sierra Leone during this terrible time. As we keep them in our thoughts in hope for their safety, we are also thinking of ways we can help the people affected by the mudslide. Please donate to help send Bumpe an emergency fund. The money will go towards food, medicine, and household needs for displaced victims such as orphans and their guardians.
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We have awesome friends that have made us some beautiful products to help our fundraising efforts. The girls in Bumpe really wanted to be a part of purchasing their solar lanterns. They made those stylish bracelets to share with everyone in the US. The second picture is artwork made by Susie Myers of the people in Bumpe washing their clothes. If anyone is interested in donating extra money for these pieces of art, to help us reach our goal, please contact us!
Bumpe Bracelets
Bumpe Water
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$1,330 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 30 months
Created June 22, 2016
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$200
Deb Delisle
16 months ago

Happy to assist these amazing kids (actually young adults) in helping the world to be a better place. I proudly wear my CU4Change t-shirt!

EK
$20
Emily Kirby
30 months ago

Boston K-8 in Aurora, CO is proud of you! Way to go and keep it up!

$20
Mirella Ochoa
30 months ago

Good luck and wishing you the best!!!

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