A little note from me: There are so many charities asking for money, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to donate too. After some insightful discussions and research I found that charities like any other organisations is a business. There are admin cost and sometimes the whole donation is not actually given to the cause. Now I don’t think there is anything wrong with that as long as an organisation is honest about exactly where the money goes and that more rather than less actually goes towards helping people directly.
There are certain charities that get all there admin costs covered by investors and this makes 100% of your donation go towards the cause.
There has been a rise in fundraising sites such as Kickstarter, FundMe etc where people can pitch their idea or project and ask for supporters.Chime for Change is a little like that highlights causes concerning women and girls. It has a range of projects that are happening internationally. You can read about the project and also where the money will be going to.
We will be highlighting other organisations that you may like to sponsor. What we do with OUR money is important and sowing it into good ground is important. Blessing others with our money is saying I think you are worth my energy. We work to get money so parting with it is always a personal investment. Let us be givers and sowers and help build the waste places, restore people and use our money to invest in others. Sx
CHIME FOR CHANGE
Why we care:
In Nigeria, 40% of children aged 6 -11 are not in school. Girls’ attendance is especially impacted for reasons such as economic hardship and early marriage.
How we’re solving this:
By providing Nigerian girls with the opportunity to learn academic and life skills that create a brighter future. With your support, we’ll fund essential salaries for three teachers and a social worker, carry out extracurricular sessions on sexual and reproductive health, and train one peer educator.
Located in the center of Nigeria, the city of Jos is the site of recurring interfaith conflict. Violent clashes have left 2,000 people dead, displaced many more, and disrupted students’ education. In direct response to this crisis, SOS Children’s Villages began working in Jos in 2011. In addition to running a kindergarten and primary school, we’ve helped 421 girls re-enroll in school through our community outreach program.
For this project, our specific goals are to:
- Educate 187 girls and boys in the SOS Primary School in Jos. We’ll educate both girls and
boys, as boys are important advocates and allies in empowering girls.
- Develop material and hold monthly extracurricular sessions for female students about sexual and reproductive health, students’ rights, and the importance of education.
- Provide counseling services for female students led by a social worker.
- Train one peer educator about sexual and reproductive health and life skills development.
Read more about this project here and how to donate: Chime For Change