Be a BeEliever

Every year, sponsorship drive for the Bee in Ghana takes me an emotional roller-coaster ride which always gets my family (bless them) extremely worried. From being told that 'our brand supports entertainment only' to being strung along for months only for the prospective sponsor to 'dump' you 2days to start date of the Bee, I have all but given up on Ghanaians accepting that the Bee as worth supporting. Take yesterday, when one of our long term sponsors (to whom every year we MUST grovel, beg, cajole & convince to sponsor the Bee) emails us, after we presented our proposal close to 9months and kept sending innumerable emails requesting for meetings (so we can repeat that cycle of grovelling, etc) that owing to unforseen circumstances they are unable to sponsor. Now, we are less than 1 WEEK away from the start of this year's Bee...and we get this blow... in an email...when does the Bee approach other sponsors within the next few days to get them to sponsor this big budget Bee??? How are we to proceed when it has been left till this late to be told "sorry, but we can't sponsor"?

The cost of running the Bee every year hovers between ghc500-700k; we travel the country to train over 1,000 children, we have to pay commercial rates for every venue we use...every..last.one...school premises, event halls... transportation.....then we have to pay for media publicity& production...every..single..one you see or hear...at commercial rates....no media house (TV, radio, newspaper) deems the Bee 'worthy enough' to 'sponsor'...and yet we see how they (TV here)purchase foreign soap opera and attract sponsorship based on the almost infinite amount of airtime given said soap...I am going to cut to the chase before I break down into convulsive tears here.

The Spelling Bee @11 starts in less than a week and needs as much funding as you can offer. I can no more grin and bear it...it's not working. All those of you who believe in the Bee and have liked, loved and shared posts about the Bee, I come to you and seek your support...no amount is too little. We need to raise about ghc250k to cover the remainder of our expenses for the Bee@ 11. Can you support the Bee this year?

**I remain eternally grateful to our other sponsors (listed on pic below) who have supported us with what they can; we wouldn't have made it this far without them.***"

The Bee needs help!

Let's do this!

If we get 5000 people giving us GHS 50, we will raise this amount!

2500 friends giving GHS100 each will sort this out!

250 believers giving GHS 1000 will get the Bee working again this year!
Help spread the word!
  • Rachael Orleans 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Kwaku Fokuo 
    • $200 
    • 50 mos
  • Nana Annan  
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • E Mensa-Wood 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer

Marcia Mamaa Kayie Ashong 
Organizer
Hopkins, MN
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