Here at International Academy of Niamey we do not have to think long or hard about what we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving month of November. We’re grateful for you, every single day. You reached out your hand and helped many middle school students getting quality formal education. You made the first steps and many young women and men are taking a journey of a thousand miles. With your support, we are in our second academic year, enrolled nineteen students, and provided half or full scholarship and all school suppliers to all students. Together, we are changing lives and developing a new generation of hope. You’ve made an immense difference this year to the young girls and boys of NIGER Republic. I can’t thank you enough.
Why am I writing you?
As these young women and men have been a blessing to me over these past year and a half, so too have you been to me in some way (which is why you are receiving this). I've learned that life is indeed short, and so I make the conscious decision to only surround myself with people who are good, caring, and fun (again, people like you).
So what's next?
There are many ways join me in my efforts and help:
(1) Have some time on your hands? Organize a mini fundraiser on our behalf!
Any contributions count.
(2) Have some extra cash or a tax deduction lying around? Donate it!
You can donate through our Global Giving page or make out a check to "AIU Foundation, Inc." and mail it to 5309 Technology Drive, Tampa, FL 33647. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive the appropriate receipts for tax purposes.
(3) Have an interest in volunteering? Contact me!
We are always looking for new people to volunteer in many capacities.
(4) Have a good line to God? Pray for us and the children!
I will be in Niger in December. The main objective is to begin working toward building our own buildings for the school. We are currently renting a place that can no longer hold our growing students population body.
(5) Have email? Forward this along!
There are many wonderful organizations out there wanting to help provide quality formal education to young girls and boys in West Africa. You just never know who this will strike a chord with, so please share this with others who are cool like you.
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