POR1SORRISO PARTNERSHIP FOR DENTAL AND HEALTH CARE
The period between the end of July and the beginning of August was focused on healthcare in the Kabiria community. In a partnership with the NGO "Por1Sorriso" (that aims to bring dental and medical care to vulnerable communities in Brazil and in Africa), more than 400 people benefited from its medical and dental professionals at one of our partner schools.
GLOBALGIVING PHOTO CONTEST
Besides that we had a huge accomplishment: our photo - taken by Amanda Lavorato - has been voted the top finisher in the 2019 GlobalGiving Photo Contest! As a result of this, Hai Africa was featured on GlobalGiving website and social media profiles AND we also won a prize of $1,000.
This was only possible thanks to the vote and work of our supporters like you. So, once again, thank you!
WHAT ELSE HAPPEN IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER?
We had a couple of changes in our team in Kenya. Jacob Mkombozi will be our new on-site manager, and two of our "mamas", who already work with us, are now also responsible for our kitchen.
Speaking of our "mamas", we have a new space for them to work and create their beautiful craft pieces.
Our teacher Leah was asked by a partner NGO in Tanzania to provide a 1-week consulting about Waldorf education.
Located in the Kabiria region of Nairobi, Kenya, Hai Africa was founded in May 2015 by the Brazilian Mariana Fischer, after volunteered herself in the region. From this experience, she envisioned and created the space where today Hai Africa works, with the main purpose of using education as a transformational tool.
Currently, Hai Africa assists 39 children (aged between 4 and 6 years old) in a rented house within the community and offers them a humanized education, vegetarian food and basic health care.
Hai Africa is also financially responsible for the education of other 19 children who have already moved forward to an elementary school in the region.
Hai Africa and GlobalGiving
After the GlobalGiving evaluation criteria, Hai Africa was selected to participate in the "GlobalGiving Accelerator Campaign", in March / 2019.
To raise $ 5,000 during the Accelerator campaign, Hai Africa connected with more than 40 ambassadors, who were responsible for sharing the challenge and also helped with communication and fundraising strategies.
Our achievements During the Accelerator Campaing
US$ 8,505.35 total funds raised
173 unique donors
COMPLETE training of 3 teachers in a Waldorf high education institute
1 year of RENT for our house in Kabiria
BOOKS for our new, yet to be build, library
YOU CAN SEE THE FULL REPORT OF THIS CAMPAIGN IN THE PRESENTATION ATTACHED.