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YellowSunday 2019

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Raised by 7 people in 27 days
Yellow Sunday

Sunday 23.06.19 is #YellowSunday — the Congolese people’s annual, one-day, mass-participation campaign which aims to engage and mobilise at least 100 000 goodwill people on social media and across the globe:

1: Wear something yellow in solidarity with Congolese women, their families, communities and country;

2: Take a picture or video of their yourself and upload it on social media using hashtag #YellowSunday– and,

3: Invest £10; €10, $10 whatever you can to ensure Hoga and Victorie finish their nursing studies in 2020


Update


#YellowSunday thanks you, the goodwilled and generous people across the global for your support which has ensured 7 Congolese women began studies to becoming nurses free from financial stress.

With your continued generosity last year we ensured 2 women both City of Joy candidates  progressed onto their second year.

Yearly university tuition fee for nursing in Congo is on average $400.

£1,297.72 (the money raised) in US dollar is roughly $1,642.51.

We ask once again for your support and investment, let us see Hoga and Victorie through their final year at university and graduated as nurses! 

With added contributions, we will continue to support women to becoming healthcare advisors.

For more updates, follow us on Twitter and Instagram


Why Yellow

In Congolese mythology, yellow symbolises wealth – and the greatest wealth Congo has is its women, the backbone of society, whose continued suffering over 20 years of wars and conflicts that continue to consume Congo – seem to go unnoticed.

By going yellow and by encouraging others to go yellow – you are joining a community of campaigners and extraordinary people across the globe adding their voices to those of Congolese women calling for justice to protect their families and communities; opportunities to help improve their country’s ability to fight preventable diseases and to save millions of lives each year, and gender equality to help Congo recover from injuries it endures.

This is how #YellowSunday came into being.


Why Nurses

With an estimated population of 77 million, Africa’s third largest after Nigeria and Ethiopia, Congo only has 28,789 nurses; one of the lowest in the world. The situation is made worse by fighting and mass displacement that has killed over 5.4 million Congolese between 1998 and 2008, and left more wounds on the bodies of Congolese women than on the streets and buildings of the country.  According to statisticians, 45,000 Congolese continue to die each month (half of them small children) due to conflicts, preventable diseases such as malaria, cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis –– making the need to improve Congo’s ability to fight treatable diseases all the more urgent!


Cost of training

Training a nurse in Congo costs on average $400 a year or $1,200 for a full course over three years. 

Or, as we like to think, by engaging and mobilising 40,000 goodwill people on social media and across the globe to donate £10; $10; €10 we can raise £400,000 ($507,810.00) target for 1,000 Congolese women living in conflict and post–conflict zones to complete their first year of nursing degree!

Whilst this sum may seem considerable, compared to the cost of training one nurse over three years in the UK (approximately £50,000) is attainable!


How We Know Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries of this campaign are Congolese women.

Congolese women living in conflict and post–conflict zones.

We are very passionate about supporting and empowering Congolese women to train as nurses to support and protect their family and communities.


How we intend to deliver money raised


100% of funds obtained (£1,297.72) which is what Go Fund Me will give us after taking commission from the £1,358 that was raised) has financed the second year university tuition fees for Hoga and Victorie both sponsored candidates from City of Joy.

Funds are withdrawn from Yellow Sunday bank account (by our co-CEO Letitia) and sent to recipients via Western Union as the most effective and secure method of payment.
Funds can also be sent directly to YellowSunday via PayPal to yellowsundaycd@gmail.com

As mentioned, 100% of funds are sent to the women in Congo.

So everything else we do is by the amazing generosityand  talent of great people! 

Yearly university tuition fee for nursing is on average $400.

£1,297.72 (money secured after fees) in US dollar is roughly $1,642.51. 

We are happy to provide updates and receipts for every tuition fee we pay per request. 


For any information please email the #YellowSunday team on: yellowsundaycd@gmail.com
or Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @YellowSundaycd
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