BENEFITING: FLYING KITES
"It is a rare initiative that promotes fairness and social justice, and at the same time, promotes productivity in the economy and in the society at large. Investing in disadvantaged young children is such a policy" - James Heckman, Ph. D : Nobel Laureate Economist
As many of you know, I have spent a lifetime in the Food Industry and for the past 4 years I have supported an amazing organization - Flying Kites. So combining my passions, I have embarked on a campaign to raise $10,000 USD to cover the cost of both the greenhouse and 3 acres of crops for a year -- helping Flying Kites provide over 150,000 meals this year to students in need.
Flying Kites is an amazing organization that provides these neglected children access to high-quality education with the goal of alleviating suffering, increasing gender equality and promoting economic sustainability. However, for the first time in my support of this organization, we have a long waiting list of these most vulnerable children, needing our help today. As a result we have embarked on a major capital campaign to house, educate, and to feed more than 120 children in need. Please help me in breaking the cycle of poverty and providing a meaningful, long-term investment in the future of these children and our world.
What sets Flying Kites apart?
Our elementary school operates as a boarding and day school, providing a competitive education to students from the Njabini community, as well as opportunities for housing and care for students who are orphaned and homeless. Over the past several years, our school has been consistently rated as a top school in the district and our students learn in and environment that provides not just academic excellence, but also creativity, critical thinking and community service.
Our LaunchPad initiative helps students prepare for high school and beyond through mentorships, scholarships and life-skills training. Our work stands apart, and our impact is far reaching because of the long-term investment we make in the lives of young people. Our graduates will have a tremendous impact on the world. And so can you…
More about Flying Kites: http://www.flyingkites.org
More about our Capital Campaign: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54eb38f0e4b0663b4a871254/t/5643ab17e4b0c236a24e5497/1447275287001/FK+new+steps-2.pdf