Send DC High Schoolers to Malawi to Build a School

by buildOn
Nov 28, 2012

WOW - what a difference you've made already!

DC buildOn Chapter members at a fundraising event
DC buildOn Chapter members at a fundraising event

Wow – with YOUR help buildOn DC raised close to $10,000 in September! 120 people came together to help us get a jump start on our goal to raise $35,000 to send 6 DC high schoolers to Malawi to build a school next summer. Thank you so much!

A little information about buildOn DC

The DC buildOn Chapter is a small group of passionate and determined volunteers. We’ve come together because the state of education here in DC is dire: only 58% of high schoolers graduate and of those who graduate, only 23% graduate from college. We want to give local high school students the opportunity to break out of their daily routine and to act as volunteers and leaders in their own communities and around the world.

This year our Chapter is working hard to:

  • Raise $35,000 to send 6 students (and a teacher) to Malawi to build a school in Kasungu Disctrict, where buildOn is partnering with the local government to build more than 50 schools. The $35,000 will help to cover construction costs for the school building and airfare, ground transportation, and accommodations for the students and teacher. 
  • Establish a strong partnership with a DC public school, which can leverage this unique opportunity to engage and motivate students. Our goal is to identify our 6 travelers by early 2013!
  • Lay a foundation for lasting buildOn programs in the city.

Where do you come in?

You are invited to join buildOn DC’s monthly meetings and volunteer opportunities! Email me at to join our listserv and take a minute to “Like” us on Facebook.

Thank you again for your tremendous support. We’ll be in touch soon.

All the best,


P.S. Looking for a special holiday gift? Check out our “gift for good.” Receive a wooden hand carved bowl from Malawi when you make a $30 donation to buildOn’s project on GlobalGiving. Learn more here!

Members volunteer at DCPS Beautification Day
Members volunteer at DCPS Beautification Day
buildOn's Holiday Gift

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Location: Stamford, CT - USA
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Skyler Badenoch
Washington, DC United States

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