Each one, Teach One. We want to create a safe and comfortable environment for youths on the continent and in the diaspora to learn and connect with each other through responsible use of technology and a shared curriculum that embraces their culture and identity in preparation for their own evolution. This is a call to action to a global village of inspired individuals to collaborate on a project that will bridge a gap and outlive us all. Whilst we are doing the building work, we will also be starting a volunteering programme for each school whereby people can support virtually behind the scenes, or actually go and physically help out while they are on holiday.
Why are we linking up?
Because together we are stronger, we believe that the people are generous and want to give but don't trust big charities because they take ages to get jobs done and you never see where the money went! We have a plan! We need 20,000 people to donate £25, in order to reach our target of £500,000. And with our collective talent, skill sets and social media following, that shouldn't be too hard. Right?
The money will be split equally between the school that Chronixx wants to refurbish and the School that Fuse wants to build. Donisha will be helping to make sure that we find sustainable ways to manifest and manage this project from the grass roots up. While, Chaka will continue to travel in between both Nations as an ambassador, building a bridge and keep the global village informed with videos and images!
Both Chronixx and Fuse will be hosting concerts in aid of this #wewillrizetogether project, so stay tuned for more details of when and where!
A Little History...
GHANA: Wood World Mission Akosombo School
Back in 2007, Fuse ODG teamed up with a charity called Wood World Mission and fundraised to build a primary school, in a small town named Akosombo in Ghana. Over the years, the school has made an incredible impact on not just the students that attend but the broader community. The first cohort of students should be starting secondary school in September 2017.
But the nearest secondary school is miles away and most families are not able to afford the school fees.
JAMAICA: Haile Selassie High School
Chronixx chose this school because of the important history. Let's go back to 1966, when H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I made a state visit to Jamaica. His Majesty got a chance to tour Kingston and see the sites of where and how the people were living. Before his visit was over, he purchased a plot of land and donated it to the people of Jamaica in aid of High School to help further the education and life opportunities for Jamaicans living in sub- standard situations. In 1969, the Haile Selassie High School was established in Payne Ave. But since then, the school has come upon hard times and is in need of some serious Love and attention.
"It takes a village to raise a child. " Our aim is to promote and enhance the total physical, intellectual, social, cultural and spiritual development of all students who come within its sphere of influence of each school, thereby making them fit to live and fit to live with.
- Raise £250,000 per school.
-Over the next 5 years, we will educate hundreds of children and employ many people from the local communities.
-Equip the school with proper facilities and modern tools that will help in the advancement of their knowledge in the scope of the world.
-Compliment traditional education with a number of vocational and creative skills such a carpentry, cosmetology, culinary, manufacturing natural hair & body products, filmmaking, music and sewing to name a few so, that they will be equipped as soon as they leave with the skills to go out and earn a living and tell their story.
We need your help. Let's come together as a global village, using our capital, our resources, and our influence to give all these students a brighter future.
Where will the money go?
Phase 1: £170,000.00
-Land, Building Materials, Basic School Equipment, -Labour, transport & Legal fees.
Phase 2: £40,000.00
-Extra Equipment & Transport
Phase 3: £40,000.00
Phase 1: £50,000.00
-School & Community Sensitization
-Self development , Vision Crafting & Comeunity building Workshops.
- Environmental Prep: Outfit school and surrounding area with recycling facilities.
- Establish Community Garden
- Labour, legal fees, transportation
Phase 2 £90,000.00
-Fix Bathrooms, roofs, solar panels,updated tools for wood work and metal shop.
-Install fans & water coolers
-Building Materials, Labour
Phase 3 £110,000.00
-Expand and outfit Computer room
-Build Boxing Gym & Basketball Court
-Building Materials, Labour
What makes this project different?
We are linking up the internet to collaborate in a process that will teach each of us a new set of skills, and empower young people in adverse situations to be able to affors and enjoy getting a good education. We are creating a new model of co-existence, collaboration and come-unity building.
This project will:
- Employ local builders
- Empower local teachers
- Provide employment to families of the communities.
- Create a safe space for visitors to contribute to works while on vacation.
- Use local resources, including wood and other building materials thereby empowering the local economy.
- Create a memorable experience for all concerned.
We will continue to visit both schools in Jamaica and Ghana to document the process construction and completion. This is such and exciting project, there is enough money out there to get this done. We have no big overheads, we have no big marketing campaign. Every penny will go into funding this project! Keep an eye on our socials for updates, we’re building as we go along!
Please donate and let's build together. Respect and blessings.
HAILE SELASSIE HIGH SCHOOL
(Chronixx and Chaka got a chance to meet with some of the staff and students of the school to strategize how we were going to work together and involve the surrounding community.)
(The students are super excited to begin the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical process it will take to get their school morale and infrastructure where it needs to be.)
We Will Rize Together!
Now that you know what it's about, share with your friends and followers and see how you can be a part of the movement.
We Will Rize Together Team
- Kate Goodwin
- Eva Owusu-Ansah
- Brandon Williams
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