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Give the Gift of Education with OSC

$825 of $15k goal

Raised by 5 people in 4 months
Kristin Yu
on behalf of Ark Foundation of Africa
 WASHINGTON, DC
Over the last 20 years, over 12 million children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the African continent. In Tanzania alone, more than 75% of children are unable to attend secondary school, primarily due to financial constraints and qualifying restrictions. 

The Ark Foundation of Africa's (ARK) One Stop Center and Secondary School (OSC) in Boko, Tanzania is one of a small number of charitable schools in Tanzania that provide secondary school education and other support services nearly free of charge. OSC has a strong track record of helping vulnerable youth reach their highest potential through these comprehensive services. More than 75% of students currently enrolled at OSC have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. OSC has made it possible for these children to obtain an education and secure the skills and knowledge necessary for future employment to attain a higher quality of life for themselves, their siblings, and their caretakers.

OSC needs your help!
The One Stop Center is currently at risk of being shut down due to the disrepair of the students' toilets. The school has already exhausted its emergency funds for the year. Closing OSC will seriously impact the disadvantaged students who currently receive crucial educational services, food, and lodging.  The school has 28 days to dig and build 10 new toilets and washrooms to accommodate 250 students.



Since 2000, small donations have enabled ARK and OSC to provide sustainable education and support services to more than 5000 orphans and children in East Africa. These donations have made it possible to cover the cost of books, educational materials, healthy meals, room and board, counseling, and community outreach programs. The Ark Foundation of Africa has been able to provide basic healthcare services to the children and families we support and created HIV awareness and education programs, as well as employment opportunities, in local communities.

The Ark Foundation of Africa is a child-focused organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of Africa's most vulnerable children, women, and communities by partnering with them to teach strategies and skills to help themselves and others.

To learn more about the Ark Foundation of Africa and how you can get involved in addition to the donation you made today, please click here.


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Update 1
Posted by Kristin Yu
4 months ago
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We have received an incredible offer from a very generous and dedicated former One Stop Center volunteer! Mr. Perkins has pledged to match donations received on this page to support our efforts to fix and re-open the One Stop Center by January 2, 2017. For every 10 people who donate at least $25 from now until December 31, 2016, he will donate $1,000 to the One Stop Center. Your donation today can make a huge impact through this matched contribution effort.

Please share this campaign with family and friends to support the children that depend on services provided by One Stop Center!  Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by US laws.
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$825 of $15k goal

Raised by 5 people in 4 months
Created November 30, 2016
Kristin Yu  
on behalf of Ark Foundation of Africa
$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
FN
$100
Fred Namusyule
4 months ago
LK
$500
Lynn and Ed Kneedler
4 months ago
WL
$50
Wendy Lang
4 months ago
RW
$150
Rhoi Wangila
4 months ago

I pray that you repair the toilets so the school can reopen to continue to serve the most vulnerable children - I am glad I supported this cause!!

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