What is 26 Letters?
26 Letters is more than a project; it is an aim, an impulse, and a dream. Our aim? To change the reality of children who are bound by their economic and geo-political situation. Our impulse? To empower students through projects dedicated to serving the educational, vocational and personal needs of every child and teenager in Beirut. Our dream? To leave no child behind.
How Did the Project Begin?
The founder Janira Taibo, a Spanish student doing a university exchange program in Beirut came across an abandoned young boy, Salah, selling flowers on the street. What started as hellos passing in the street turned into a beautiful friendship. One day, Salah asked Janira to teach him English. Moved by his simple request, Janira began with improvised English lessons for him and his friends on the steps of the National Museum of Beirut. Over time, the number of students, founders, and volunteers increased, which lead to the birth of 26 Letters.
Why Are We Here?
In the past months, 26 Letters has received an influx of students by over 100%, increasing from 17 to 80 students and forcing the project to create a waiting list of more than 100 families. It is thus necessary to obtain regular funds, allowing the project to increase its budget. A budget increase will allow the project to expand, incorpore all families registered in the waiting list, gain access to better learning resources, and retain a larger, more appropriate educational facility. In order to make these necessary improvements, 26 Letters is appealing to you for your help!
Handling of Funds:
-Expanding to a larger educational facility: 2.000$ a
-Educational Materials and Extra-Curricular Activities: 500$ a month
-Start-up costs (Furniture, equipment): 2.000$, one-time payment
Your contribution to this social development project will be greatly appreciated. It will help us teach our current 80 students in a better educational centre and help us reach the 100 families that are waiting to be incorpored as well as the ones yet to come!
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- Leon van der Werf
- Alicia Vaello
- Floris Cooijmans
- Daniel García
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