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Wewillrizetogether

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Raised by 1,002 people in 7 months
Blessings family Chakabars, Fuse Odg, Chronixx and Donisha here :) We have decided to embark on a new mission, to build a local High school in Ghana and to refurbish a very important school in Jamaica!

                                               Vision
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.

                                            Goals
"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?

GHANA
Phase 1:    £170,000.00
-Land, Building Materials, Basic School Equipment, -Labour, transport & Legal fees.

Phase 2:    £40,000.00
-Extra Equipment & Transport
-Labour

Phase 3:    £40,000.00
-Sustainability Projects
-Labour

Total: £250,000.00


JAMAICA
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

Total: £250,000.00

                          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.

WOODWARD PRIMARY
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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.

One Love,
We Will Rize Together Team
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Peace & Blessings Family

At this point here, 6 weeks on, 4 screenings down across 4 cities in 3 countries and working with 9 schools plus countless organisations and educators, with your help we have been able to take 1250 students to go and see Black Panther! We have to give you all a big heart filled thank you for your continued support, you are just as much responsible for making this possible.

This has been much more than a chance for the students to watch a film. It's the opportunity for them to engage in conversations and exercises specifically designed to draw of the ideas concepts and principles presented in the film as they relate to real life issues. The lesson plan we created is available to download free via the GoFundMe page.

As many of you may have seen via social media, last week we took another 250 students to go and see Black Panther. This stop on the tour was extra special because the children we took were the children that we're building the high school for in Akosombo who have never even left their local area before. With your help #WeWillRizeTogether were able to arrange for the transport, tickets, food and refreshments for the students. The Journey from Akosomobo to Accra is around 2 hours away by coach and was like a mini vacation for the kids.

We're on out way to the States, where we plan to take atleast another 600 students from New York, Miami and Los Angeles. We're working in coordination with local community-based organisations and schools to make the necessary logistical requirements to make this happen, but, to make this happen we still need your help!

We are currently around £3,300 away from our target to take the students from New York. On average it costs around £16 per student to transport them, feed them and pay for their admission to the selected cinema. Please help us out by sharing the campaign via social media, encourage your friends family and loved ones to donate and sponsor a student. And, if it is that you're in the areas we are visiting and you can provide some organisational assistance please do not hesitate to email us. WeWillRizeTogether@Gmail.com
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Peace & Blessings Family

Thank you once again for your continued support. As you may have seen if you have been following via social media #WeWillRizeTogether has already successfully taken over 1000 people to go and see Black Panther in two countries.

We have created a short presentation which includes the details, footage, pictures and feedback on the day with a breakdown of how your funds were used to help bring this to life.

To view the update in full visit this Google Presentation - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fbts06_NxYBF1j51kURGi4MzCgxOSQemmXu4-JZ6HY4/edit?usp=sharing
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LIBRARY RE-IMAGINATION PROJECT
We have recently launched Phase One of the Library Re-imagination Project, which involves the physical renovation of the library, as well as an integrated process of working with students to re-design a more innovative, culturally informed and globally prepared digital library for them to consume knowledge.

With the co-ordinated help from the social call to actions, the students themselves and members of the community have all worked together to prepare the space for the refurbishments. We started by clearing out the library and sorting through the resources to see what was salvageable and invited local professional contractors in to inspect and quote the costings for the roof renovation, which is now underway.

Once the roof is done, we will be moving on to the next stage, which will involve the remodelling and restocking of the library with full considerations to the collected feedback of the students and faculty members to create the ideal environment to study. There will be a paint drive in the next few weeks to help us add some colour to the room, as well as a joint project with the woodwork department at the Haile Selassie High School to make new furniture for the Library.

The Library is just one thing on a long list of milestones that we’re committed to achieving and we hope for your continued support in any way shape or form.


TAKE ME TO WAKANDA!
On Wed. March 14th, 2018 the We Will Rize Together team will carry 250 students and teachers from the Haile Selassie High School to see this film Black Panther at the Carib Theatre in Kingston, Jamaica !! This amazing initiative can only happen because YOU- our online community, donated $6,000 in less than 24 hours!!! #buildcomeunity

This Take Me to Wakanda history lesson using the film Black Panther is an exploration into how an alternative curriculum, using digital media and can and should be infused into how we approach education in this age of Afrofuturism and technology. It is one of many programs we will launch that focuses on the spiritual, cultural and emotional state of the students, as we renovate the physical infrastructure they must be in.

Thank you to everyone who has been emailing us with their ideas, offers, and contributions of time and resources, we can’t tell you how appreciative and beneficial some of the opportunities you, the global come-unity have been able to provide us with.


#WeWillRizeInWakanda - www.GoFundMe.com/WeWillRizeInWakanda

The #WeWillRizeTogether team launched a small side initiative to take at least 750 students and their teachers in 3 countries to a viewing of Black Panther. The goal isn't just to take the students to see the film... but to engage the students with an open floor follow-up Q&A' discussion conducive to creating a strong, confident positive mental image.

Marvel's recent smash hit release of the fictional African Superhero Black Panther has caused shockwaves over the world inspiring an unprecedented level of cultural awareness, pride and unity, a wave we very much want to expose as many black African Caribbean children of the next generation to.

We’ve collaborated with local teachers to create and deliver a bespoke, culturally connecting, critical thought sparking and relatable workshop which involves pre and post screening sessions. The workshops have been designed to provide crucial insight to the current sensibilities and connection of the students and Africa allowing us to best mould our project to their needs.

There is nothing typical about our approach to any aspect of this project. We are innovating a new model of co-existence, where each one, teach one is the standard and not just a rhetoric. The times we live in simply demand more of us to get up and stand up.

One Love is Action,
#wewillrizetogether team
Library packing in process
Students help to create storage space
750 kids from 3 countries will join us
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Greetings Global Family! Peace and Powers, Give Thanks for your continued support…!

Since October when the project was first conceived, the team has been working hard liaising with pivotal members of the communities that gravitate around the schools in Jamaica and Ghana to ensure that the project is carried out in the most sustainable and beneficial way that’s conducive with creating the culturally empowering, safe and future-proofed environment we envision for the students.

Teamwork
With your insight and support the team is growing, and we are slowly improving the fluidity of communication between us and you the donors, keeping you in the loop so you know how to effectively keep up your support of the project.

We have been hard at work on the ground collecting in & organizing resources, taking advice from the wider professional community and forging partnerships & collaborations that will help hasten the progress of the improvements.


GHANA
In Akosombo, Ghana, a beautiful region with huge potential where local schools are few and far between with little organic development on the horizon, the team have been in communication with the regional governance and have made major headway by securing the required permissions and blessings needed to acquire the land and prepare it for the future works.
In line with the projects major objectives the plan is build, equip and fund a high school linked to the Wood World Mission primary school established by Fuse ODG. By doing this, we’re enabling a wide community of people access to higher education an opportunity that very few have the luxury to experience and those that do have to travel for miles to attend an additional cost many of the parents are not able to afford.

The next step in the Aksomobo School Construction stage in need of a massive combined effort involving architects, builders, local authorities and us the global come-unity. But, that hasn’t not halted the improvements to the education facilities at the primary school.

In January, Chaka & Fuse surprised the children of the primary school with the grand unveiling of a swimming pool something which is totally unseen in this region in schools PERIOD. This has given the children and the members of the community a chance to learn to swim and enjoy the simple pleasures of life that most of us take for granted.



JAMAICA
After consulting with the faculty and student body the first major steps in the rejuvenation of the Haile Selassie High School have begun. Nearly everyone we spoke to told us the library needed our immediate attention as it’s been rendered unusable because of leaks in the roof that have caused damp rot, health hazards and destroyed precious learning resources. The fact that a school doesn’t have a functioning library, an integral resource in any school sparked the #WeWillRizeTogether Library Reimagination project.



Team after One Love in Action Work Day
Clearing land in Akosombo for building.
Tarah and teachers talk about next steps
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