Earlier this year I had an opportunity as one of 47 RBC Global Citizen Award Recipients from across the Globe to visit the Masasai Mara Region of Kenya. In partnership with the WE Organization we were able to see first hand the 5 Pillars of Impact in action. The two that stood out to us the most were the Education Pillar and the Water Pillar. Our group of attendees chose the name iMaji-Nation as it exemplifies our strength as a group to visualize a strong and prosperous future for the communities in which we visited while we were there. As our legacy gift and initiative, we have set a team goal of raising enough funds to drill a bore hole to allow access to more clean drinking water as well as to provide an endowment fund for two learners to attend school and achieve their high school education. 2 things that we simply take for granted -- clean drinking water and a high school education.
While I was in Kenya, I had the chance to walk with the mama's down to the river (2.5 KM's each way) and hike back up, only this time with a full container of water (40lbs). The mama's do this more than 5 times a day! I also had the opportunity to work in the local communities helping to build classrooms and dormatories so I have witnessed first hand how much the WE organization is helping these rural communities.
Each member of iMaji-Nation will have their own GoFundMe page set up and charitable receipts are automatically issued for any donation $10 or more. I have set a personal goal of $25,000 and while our goal of $250,000 US dollars is substantial, with the right iMaji-Nation, focus and support, as we learned while in Kenya, anything is possible
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