EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2011
In 2005, SpanAfrica was founded on a vision of establishing an empowering relationship with African grassroots organizations responding to development issues in their own communities.
In six years we have sent over 80 volunteers; expanded our operations from Kenya to include Zambia, Ghana, and Uganda; and founded relationships with over 25 grassroots partner organizations. We have developed a deep comprehension of what sustainable development takes, and the best practices that we have committed to employing in order to ensure success with each of our endeavours.
Most remarkably, all of this was done completely by a highly dedicated volunteer team and board of directors. With an annual budget that has never reached above $10,000; and a great majority of donations coming from within the organization's team itself, this has been some incredible progress.
However, as our operations have become more involved, and our plans and goals set much higher for our engagement and efforts, we have worked hard to begin a transition of our operations into something sustainable. Having hired a core staff, we are now beginning the challenge of engaging with our past volunteers, friends and supporters, as we build out our basic financial capacities.
SpanAfrica's Step Forward, is our first significant fundraising effort. Earning these 'start-up' funds will be essential to the sustenance of our efforts, and core to our plans for stepping forward. And we are asking you to step forward with us.
In appreciation for all donations over $100 we would like to provide you with a publishing of Mbu and the Secret Message, a children's book written and illustrated by SpanAfrica's team member Cameron Dunkin.* The story follows a mosquito around the world, delivering a secret message to a group of kids at an orphanage in Kenya. The same orphanage where SpanAfrica first began its mission.
For donations over $200, SpanAfrica will send you a hardcover copy of the children's book.
Please consider stepping forward with us, as we work to sustain our efforts, and increase our scope and partnerships.
Make your mark!
the SpanAfrica Team
*Books will be printed and sent to your doorstep once 30 orders are compiled.