Thank you to all of you! We're really excited to announce that we hit our first target of 1,000 Tutudesks. Also, we're thrilled to be able to support some of our friends in South Africa with these Tutudesks. Some of you may have come across Daktari on GlobalGiving. They are a wildlife orphanage and, more importantly for us, a bush school. They work with 2 local schools in particular and give their children the opportunity to spend a week at Daktari, learning about the wildlife in a big five game reserve, their environment and also getting some one-to-one support with their key subjects, such as english and maths. The 1,000 Tutudesks will ensure that every child at their 2 partner schools receives a Tutudesk and there will be a few left over so that Daktari can use them with their students as well.
Not only are Daktari also active on GlobalGiving, but our Tutudesk UK CEO has visited them in the past and so has seen their work first hand. We're really pleased to be able to connect everyone together with this donation.
We'll bring you news of the handover in our next report, but for now I hope you'll take the opportunity to check out the wonderful design that Daktari have created and also do have a look at the link to our facebook page, where Daktari have included a series of photos demonstrating the design process.
Moving forwards we have now raised the target to 2,000 Tutudesks so please do continue to support us to provide children with their very own Tutudesks. We're looking forward to bringing you more stories.
Thank you all for supporting our first GlobalGiving project. We were set the challenge of raising $5,000 in September in order to be given a permanent place on the GlobalGiving site. Through your incredible support we acheived the target and we're well on our way to reaching our project goal.
We've now raised $10,677, which is enough for 677 Tutudesks! Our goal is to reach $16,000 so that we can provide 1,000 children in South Africa with Tutudesks. Please continue to support our work and spread the work over the holiday season.
As we hope that you're aware, our work covers the whole of sub Saharan Africa. The photos with this report come from some recent schools visits in Ghana. The children were so excited to see and use the Tutudesks. Although the school had some traditional desks, many were broken, and also very few of the children had a table to use at home, so they loved the idea that they could take their Tutudesk home for their homework.
Remember, every $16 that we receive will ensure that 1 child receives their very own Tutudesk. This will immediately improve the quality of their education and it will possibly be the first new 'anything' that they've ever owned.
As an alternative way to support the Campaign, Tutudesks are now available to buy on Amazon (UK). It makes a unique gift and all profits (including Amazon's) go towards providing more Tutudesks to children in sub Saharan Africa. For more information please click on the link below.
Thank you for your continued support!
The Tutudesk Campaign Global team.
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