Ventures4Good Tech4African Kids

$3,140 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 24 months
Life can be an adventure if you choose to make a difference. Do you want to feel appreciated? Then join my journey to Africa in person or in spirit and help the kids there to grow and learn. As someone who is petrified to fly, I decided to put that aside and travel to Africa to teach seven years ago. Now, I go every year (still petrified) but I am proud to say things are looking up. I can make a difference and so can you! Please watch the 9 minute video!
There are hardly any opportunities for students in a third world country but if you give them even just one, they THRIVE. School is not a burden for them; it's a privilege because many cannot afford to go.
I have been concentrating on primary school children to give them skills in communication and problem-solving with low-cost technology. This year, I have also enlisted high school girls as mentors which gives them these opportunities as well.
Please join me and make a difference for these kids. No volunteer is paid. 100% of funds raised go to the Ugandan projects.
$25 buys a flash drives for 5 teachers
$50 buys a refurbished  tablet
$100 buys a month of internet for one school
$300 buys a projector
$400 buys a laptop
Frequent flyer miles can provide a volunteer
Whatever you can give is truly appreciated!
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Comical? Does this officially make me part of the selfie generation?

Just a few more days to take advantage of this year's tax deduction. The African kids and I will truly appreciate you! So sorry if you are getting duplicate messages. GoFundMe sends to all! Thanks for understanding!
Love,
Joanne
some of the attempts to make this video!
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Just wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! Thanks for thinking of us!
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Hi all
Feedback says the video of children (within my video) is a bit too long. I didn't want to cut them short, but you can fast forward if you are short on time. Again, thanks for watching and, of course, thanks for your support! It is truly appreciated!
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Sandra Thaxter
23 months ago

Joanne is an amazingly energetic retired Professor. It is great fun to be part of her project. The results have been really beyond my expectations. The Project Based learning was taken to heart by the Ugandans and they had amazing results. It is inspiring to work with people who take every opportunity to heart and make the most of it.

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$3,140 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 24 months
Created December 21, 2016
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EC
$40
Emily Matera Callanan
23 months ago

Congratulations on all the good you spread, Joanne!! I am proud to support Ventures4Good.

TD
$100
Toni DiIorio
23 months ago

You are amazing, Joanne!

MC
$250
michael clemente
23 months ago

Continue your great work - you are an inspiration to us all.

MC
$250
Marissa Clemente
23 months ago

Your Amazing!!!!!

JM
$50
James Metz
23 months ago

Joanne is doing amazing work!

JC
$200
John Clemente
23 months ago

Ventures for Good is an inspiration! Thanks for all that you do.

Sandra Thaxter
23 months ago

Joanne is an amazingly energetic retired Professor. It is great fun to be part of her project. The results have been really beyond my expectations. The Project Based learning was taken to heart by the Ugandans and they had amazing results. It is inspiring to work with people who take every opportunity to heart and make the most of it.

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