The 10k Purpose Project
Amount Raised: $12355
Month: February 2014
Hi, I’m Annie. I’m an author and a speaker, where I spend a lot of time with high school & college girls. I used to work for the Mocha Club, and before that I taught school. And when you combine all of these current & past jobs together, you get to something that I really love: the New Dawn school in Kenya.
Made from modified, recycled shipping containers and featuring solar energy that powers all things electric, New Dawn Education Centre is the pride of the slum communities of Huruma and Githogoro, in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya. Until 2004, when New Dawn opened it’s doors, most young people would not have had an opportunity for a high school education. Primary education in Kenya is free, but high school is only for those who can afford the fees.
The teachers & staff at New Dawn work hard to close the poverty gap by providing a top-notch education, with the hope that students will be empowered to attend university and achieve a quality of life unimagined in a childhood of poverty.
The school was built in 2 parts… the “old” building is 2 stories, and houses 4 classrooms (one for each grade). The “new” building opened just 2 years ago, and its 3 stories make up the resource center — with the science labs, computer lab, assembly hall and library. The new building is much more energy efficient and was built with better planning and long-term sustainability.
The old building, the 4 classrooms where the kids learn each day, need our help! Our goal is to raise $2500 to help each of the classrooms… repairing the walls & ceilings, buying new white boards, and even helping to cover the cost of the amazing teachers that are giving their lives to teach these kids.
So… we’re raising $10,000 this month for these kids. And when we do? I’m gonna go to Africa & see it for myself. AND — I’m going to take one of you with me! Yup. If you donate at-least $25, you’ll be eligible to apply to come with us in May. For free.
So let’s do this guys. This is the shortest month of the year (hey, I like a challenge.) so we’ve gotta jump on it!
*those who donate at-least $25 & are 18+ will be contacted at the end of the month with an application to go on the trip! if you have any questions email trips(at)themochaclub.org.
Mocha Club Members
Scotty in MichiganMy name is Scotty and I joined because I am fortunate in having more than I need and I saw this as an opportunity to help those in need by supporting this cause. I am also grateful to my fearless team leader for sticking it out all these years. It has been a wild ride! Thanks for existing, Mocha Club!”
Jenni in FloridaI first heard about the Mocha Club when I saw someone wearing the shirt and knew I needed it. See I love Africa - I love everything about that continent - the people, the landscape, the joy, the tears. I had the joy of going to Uganda with my church in 2011 and had my love become a reality. Being with the people, working with them, loving on them, they truly blessed me more than I could ever bless them. The joy overflows there and they remind you that true delight comes in relationships and God and not in earthly treasures. Every time I hear or see the word Africa I get excited and am anxious to explore what God's plans are for me regarding this wonderful place.”