First and foremost – thanks so much to everyone who gave on GlobalGiving’s most recent matching day! Your gifts on February 12th went 30% further to change the lives of children like Bertrand.
With March comes spring, and that means that exams are on the horizon. A few of the kids you support are a little behind, so over the next few weeks we’ll invest in extra help to ensure all the kids you’ve supported will succeed and move on to the next grade in the 2014 – 2015 school year.
This extra support is only possible because of your fantastic generosity – thanks so much!
If you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation, please don’t hesitate to email me directly at Emma@IDVolunteers.org. I would be delighted to answer any questions you might have.
Thanks again, and we wish you all the best!
The kids you support continue are thriving in 2014.
A few of our students, like Zach, are a bit behind – but thanks to you we have the funds we need to offer him extra help outside of school hours. That extra support will help him stay on track.
Another one of our students – Nathaelle – also got a comment from her teacher, but this comment made us smile. “She only wants to learn English!,” said her teacher. “In math class, she asks when is Enligsh. In writing, same question. With Nathaelle, all is English English English!”
Nathanelle is excited to go to school and learn English every day because she wants to build a bright future and she knows that language skills will help her get there.
Thanks to you, we have the funds in hand to keep Zach, Nathaelle, and their classmates in school through the rest of the 2014 school year. That means that we’re already putting funds away for 2015 and considering whether or not we’ll be able to add new kids to the programme next year.
This Valentines Day, we’re hoping that you’ll help our programme grow in 2015 by giving on February 12th. Why February 12th and not 14th? Because on February 12th, GlobalGiving will match your donation by 30%!
That means that if you give just $10, GlobalGiving will add $3 to your gift, and we’ll have the funding we need to buy a school book for a child. Please give what you can on the 12th.
Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and if you have any questions about our work please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteers.org.
We’d like to extend a warm thank you for your generosity! Together, you’ve given a fantastic $3,474 this holiday season.
Those funds will give Jean Wilkenson, Negline, Zach and nine more children like them the opportunity to get an education. They will be the first in their families to complete school.
The education you’re funding will give them the opportunity to find work and break the cycle of poverty. Thanks so much for investing in their futures!
We’ll post updates on the school’s growth right here on GlobalGiving – so keep checking back.
As always, if you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteers.org. I would love to hear from you!
Thanks again, and very kind regard.
We hope you had a Merry Christmas and thanks so much to everyone who has set up recurring donations following our appeal on the 20th!
Today, we’re looking back on 2013. It’s been a fantastic year. Thanks to you, students who needed extra help like Zach, Negline, and Betrand got the support they needed and passed their exams. We also welcomed new students like Diana who would be going without an education if not for your generosity.
We were able to change the lives of our students in 2013 because you chose to give. Thanks so much!
In 2014, we intend to keep supporting the students we currently have in school and admit as many more new students as we can. But we can’t do it without you
We hope that you’ll resolve to make 2014 a year of giving by setting up a monthly recurring donation. Giving just $20 a month in 2014 will fund six months of school for a child like Negline.
Even better, when you set up your recurring donation before the ball drops and 2014 begins, GlobalGiving will match your gift.
Set up your monthly donation here
If you’re not ready to commit to a monthly donation, your one-off donation, whatever its size, will be gratefully received.
Thanks so much, and we wish you a very Happy New Year!
It’s now a good few months into the school year, and we’re delighted to report that the kids in our programme are thriving.
Many of the children you support are the first in their families to receive a full primary and secondary school education. Their position as the only educated member of the family is a source of pride for their parents, but it also introduces unique challenges.
Last year, Zach needed extra help after school to pass his exams. When we asked why, his teacher said simply ‘His parents can’t read, so they can’t help him at home. We need to help him here, or he won’t succeed.”
If it hadn’t been for you, Zach wouldn’t have gotten that extra help. Discouraged and on his own, he would have been at high risk of not completing school. But, luckily for Zach, your generosity funded after-school help to support him and he passed his end of year exams with flying colours!
This year, we’ve welcomed several new children who are in the same position as Zach was last year. We’ll need your support to ensure that they get the same support Zach had.
This Christmas, you can give our new students the gift of education by setting up a recurring donation. When you create your recurring donation between today and New Year’s Eve, GlobalGiving will match your donation!
Your monthly gift of just $16 a month will fund three full months of education and extra help for a student like Zach.
Set up your recurring donation here
Not ready to commit to a monthly donation? No problem. Your one-off donation, whatever its size, will be gratefully received.
Thanks so very much - and, if you’re celebrating this year, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
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