To the ends of the earth…and back!

6 Days and Counting

Habari!

Just six days until I depart from NYC for Tanzania next Monday evening! Watch out Africa!

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A special thank you is owed to everyone who attended the fundraisers last week as well as those who helped plan and host them. You are all Rock Stars and I am so grateful for your support and encouragement!

In just one night, $1215.00 was raised at Antarctica Bar and in one weekend, an additional $1525 was donated to fund projects at Shalom as well as pay some of my personal expenses on the ground!

I will be giving one final presentation this Sunday, September 20 in Middletown, NJ so if you have missed the others and want to come learn about my involvement with Journeys of Solutions and Shalom Orphanage Center, please do email me for details!

*Still want to donate?! You may donate directly to projects at Shalom by following this link and paying via paypal. Please make sure you designate your contribution for “Shalom-E.Kallop” in the notes section. If you would still like to contribute with cash or check, please email me for details.

http://www.journeysofsolutions.org/?q=node/23

Still have questions? Shoot me an email and I’d love to chat! Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog for weekly updates whilst I am in Africa!

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Here are just three examples of upcoming projects and how you can help!

1. Purchasing supplies and building bunk beds ($50/bed)

beds

2. Back to School: it costs roughly $40 to purchase a school uniform, a back pack, notebooks and pens for one child for one school year.

shoes

3. Market purchases include every day necessities like sugar, tea, laundry soap, salt, body soap and lotion.

markets

One response

  1. Professor M. Frank

    Thank you so much for the update. Congratulations on all you did to “raise the roof.” Your blog is fabulous and I’ll keep an eye on it. You are learning and doing so much with such total joy in the challenge. It was interesting to read your comparison of the situation of under-supplied teachers in working class schools in NYC to the bare bones situation of the Shalom Orphanage….And I wanted to know more about your conversation with the American tourists…..what do you say to people who are not living it? It’s important to know!

    During this sojourn do what you can to find out about the larger economic contexts of the region in Tanzania where the orphanage is situated, the work of the merchants at the market, the stories of the people you are working with…..you can put some of that in your blog and that will help you as you create an analysis of the development issues that you will eventually address with a graduate education, but that you are now tackling with necessary action.

    Keep up the good work and stay safe! –Professor M Frank

    21/09/2009 at 19:13

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